Visit Hokkaido and Learn to Ski!

Our Silky Powder Discovery Tours are perfect for first-time skiers

Experience Hokkaido’s amazing snow, learn to ski and enjoy the best of this magical island.

The Sapporo Snow Starter is a 4-day trip that includes one beginner ski day and one full sightseeing day.  Stay in a Sapporo 3-star Hotel; all guiding and transportation is included.

The Kiroro Snow Discovery is an 8-day trip that includes three beginner ski days and two full sightseeing days tours.  Stay in The Skilas Kiroro Mountain Lodge; all lessons, guiding and transportation are included.

Your ultimate introduction to snow fun!

Silky Powder Discovery Tours

Enjoy a magical winter in Hokkaido!

Experience Hokkaido’s amazing snow, learn to ski and enjoy the best of this wonderful island. Our Discovery Tours are perfect for first-time skiers or beginners who want to combine skiing and sightseeing in a dream winter wonderland vacation


Which Discovery Tour is for me?

Sapporo Powder Discovery

4 days

3 nights in Sapporo
1 beginner ski day
1 sightseeing day tour

Kids having fun in the snow

Kiroro Powder Discovery

8 days

7 nights in The Skilas Kiroro
3 beginner ski days
2 sightseeing day tours

Sapporo Ski Trips. Join us for fun in deep powder. Off-piste, back country guided tours in Hokkaido, Japan

Sapporo Beginner Ski Day

1 day

No accommodation
1 beginner ski day
Day trip from Sapporo

Fun times in the Hokkaido powder


Sapporo Powder Discovery

An incredible skiing and sightseeing trip in Sapporo!

Duration


4 days / 3 nights
Sun-Wed
Thu-Sun

Tours


1 Beginner Ski Day
1 Sightseeing Day
Welcome Dinner

Services


Ski Instructor
Tour Guide
Hotel
Airport Transfers

Price


From ¥99,800 per person
(minimum 4 guests)

Fully Guided and Hosted Tour
  • Return Airport Transfers from/to New Chitose (Sapporo) Airport
  • 3 nights in 3-star Central Sapporo hotel with daily breakfast
  • 1 beginner ski day, including return transportation & full-day lesson with instructor, ski lift pass and ski equipment (skis, boots and poles)
  • - Other snow activities available on request (tubing, sledding, snowshoeing…)
  • 1 Sapporo City Day Tour* with transportation and guide * Can be changed to Otaru Day Tour on request
  • Local Taxes

  • Does not include:
  • Flights
  • Lunches and dinners (other than stated)
  • Additional sightseeing tours, snow activities & ski days available on request
    Your First Snow Adventure!
    Enjoy your first snow experience! Spend one day learning to ski and having fun in the snow, and a day sightseeing in and around Sapporo.
    Day 1*: Upon arrival at New Chitose Airport (Sapporo's International Airport) you will be driven to your Central Sapporo hotel. Evening free to rest and recover, or start exploring this fascinating city.
    Day 2: Your First Ski Day! You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and taken to the nearby snowy mountains (we will pick the best resort based on snow conditions - we want you to experience the best snow!) Your instructor will introduce you to the snow environment and teach you how to make your first turns on skis! Return to Sapporo for Skilas' famous Welcome Dinner: a huge feast of tasty fresh local specialities (seafood, sushi, noodles, tempura etc.) washed down with unlimited drinks. Explore Sapporo's bustling nightlife or early night to prepare for the day!
    Day 3 Your sightseeing tour guide will take you to many famous Sapporo landmarks: the Central Fish Market, Shiroikoibito Chocolate Factory, Okurayama Ski Jump, Olympic Museum, Hokkaido Shrine & Maruyama Park. There will also be time to shop for souvenirs in Tanukikoji's famous shopping street
    Day 4: Transfer back to New Chitose International Airport - go home with unforgettable memories!
    December 2022 & January 2023
    Prices are JPY per person || Minimum group size 4 pax
    Sunday - Wednesday [December]
    Dates Available: || 4-7 Dec || 11-14 Dec || 18-21 Dec || 25-28 Dec ||
    ¥99,800
    Thursday – Sunday [December}
    Dates Available: || 8-11 Dec || 15-18 Dec || 22-25 Dec ||
    ¥104,800
    Sunday - Wednesday [January]
    Dates Available: || 8-11 Jan || 15-18 Jan || 22-25 Jan || 29 Jan-01 Feb ||
    ¥109,800
    Thursday - Sunday [January]
    Dates: || 5-8 Jan || 12-15 Jan || 19-22 Jan || 26-29 Jan ||
    ¥114,800
    February & March 2023
    Prices are JPY per person || Minimum group size 4 pax
    Sunday - Wednesday [February]
    Dates: || 5-8 Feb || 12-15 Feb || 19-22 Feb || 26 Feb-01 Mar ||
    ¥109,800
    Thursday - Sunday [February]
    Dates: || 2-5 Feb || 9-12 Feb || 16-19 Feb || 23-26 Feb ||
    ¥114,800
    Sunday - Wednesday [March]
    Dates: || 5-8 Mar || 12-15 Mar || 19-22 Mar || 26-29 Mar ||
    ¥104,800
    Thursday - Sunday [March]
    Dates: ||2-5 Mar || 9-12 Mar || 16-19 Mar || 23-26 Mar || 30 Mar-2 Apr ||
    ¥109,800
    April 2023
    Prices are JPY per person || Minimum group size 4 pax
    Sunday - Wednesday [April]
    Dates: ||2-5 Apr || 9-12 Apr || 16-19 Apr || 23-26 Apr ||
    ¥99,800
    Thursday - Sunday [April]
    Dates: || 6-9 Apr || 13-16 Apr || 20-23 Apr || 27-30 Apr ||
    ¥104,800
    Prices based on two guests sharing one twin/double room in 3-star hotel
    Optional Extras Available
  • Single Room Supplement
  • Hotel Upgrade (4-star / 5-star)
  • Additional ski days
  • Tour extensions
  • Book Your Sapporo Powder Discovery!


    If you haven’t got enough time for a multi-day tour, why not join us on a Sapporo Ski Day (Beginners) to try out skiing and have an amazing snow experience?


     Sapporo Powder Discovery Trip Overview

    4 days in Sapporo City: Ski, Sightseeing, Hot Springs, Sushi and Souvenirs

    Day 1: Upon arrival at New Chitose Airport (Sapporo’s International Airport) you will be driven to your hotel in the heart of Sapporo.  You can then take a gentle stroll around the city to stretch your legs after the long journey.  This first day will allow you to rest and recover, as well to start exploring this fascinating city.


    Sapporo Teine ski and snowboard trips. Powder snow and views of Sapporo and the Sea of Japan
    Sapporo Teine – incredible powder skiing on Sapporo’s doorstep

    Day 2: It’s time to start your first ski adventure!  We kit you out with ski equipment and take you for a ski lesson in a Sapporo ski resort.  You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and taken to the nearby snowy mountains.  Your ski instructor will look after you all morning and teach you the basic ski techniques.  In the afternoon you will be free to practice the techniques you learnt in the morning, or just play in the snow.  You can also discover other fun snow activities such as snow tubing, sledding and snowshoeing.  Your instructor will be on hand to make sure you stay safe on the mountain.
    After an incredible day on the hill you will be driven back to Sapporo, before enjoying Skilas’ famous Welcome Dinner: a huge feast of tasty fresh local specialities (seafood, sushi, noodles, tempura etc.)* washed down with unlimited drinks.  This may also be a good time to explore Sapporo’s city centre and bustling nightlife.

    Join Skilas in Furano Ski Resort, Hokkaido. Discover the best powder skiing in the World in Japan
    Have fun with your ski instructor!

    * We provide various options for Halal, Vegetarian and Other special dietary requirements.  Please inform us of your needs upon booking.


    Days 3: Sapporo Day Tour: We take you on a full day tour of this fantastic snowy city, which allows you to sample the city’s best food and drink, amazing views, history and culture.  You will get picked up and dropped off from your hotel and be taken to various sightseeing spots around the city, including the Central Fish Market, Shiroi Koibito Chocolate Factory & Park, Sapporo Beer Museum (where you will have a Genghis Kahn BBQ lunch).  In the afternoon you will visit Okurayama Ski Jump, Sapporo’s Winter Museum, the Hokkaido Shrine and Maruyama Park. (Please note that some venues may be changed due to closure, bad weather conditions etc.)

    OR Jozankei hot springs: Time to experience an authentic Japanese activity! A trip to Japan would not be complete without a visit to a natural hot spring (or onsen in Japanese).  You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and taken to Jozankei, a mountain town famous for its hot springs and pure water.  Relax in the soothing hot waters of Hoheikyo onsen and let your body de-stress and recover after all your exertions of the last few days.  Dip in the rotenburo, a huge outdoor pool surrounded by a beautiful tranquil snowy landscape.  After a tasty lunch you will be driven back to Sapporo for some souvenir shopping in an Outlet Mall or free time exploring the city.

    [OR Otaru Day Trip: Visit its Canal and beautiful traditional town centre]
    Visit the Hokkaido Shrine on our Sapporo City Day Tour. You will see the best places in Sapporo, Japan
    Hokkaido Shrine
    Sapporo Day Tour, Shiroi Koibito Chocolate Park. Visit the Chocolate Factory and taste the famous Hokkaido souvenirs
    Shiroi Koibito Park
    Fresh fish market, Silky Powder Discovery Tour
    Fish Market

    Relax in Hoheikyo onsen's outdoor hot springs
    Relax in Hoheikyo onsen’s outdoor hot springs

    Day 4: Unfortunately your time in Japan is coming to an end…  After a final night in Sapporo, you will be transferred back to New Chitose Airport for your flight home – taking some incredible memories, photos and videos away with you.  Alternatively why not spend a few more days in Sapporo to discover more of this amazing place?  We can help you arrange other activities and day trips (more ski days, snowmobile experience, ice fishing, Lake Shikotsu Day Trip, Lake Toya Day Trip…)


    Kiroro Powder Discovery

    A unique winter experience at The Skilas Kiroro Lodge!
    Spend a week learning to ski and discovering the wonders of Hokkaido

    Duration


    8 days / 7 nights
    Sunday – Sunday

    Tours


    3 Beginner Ski Days
    2 Sightseeing Days
    Welcome Dinner

    Services


    Ski Instructor
    Tour Guide
    Ski Lodge
    Airport Transfers

    Price


    From ¥198,800 per person
    (minimum 4 guests)

    Book Your Kiroro Snow Discovery!