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 (tour of Sapporo,
a trip to visit traditional hot springs and shopping, or the coastal town of Otaru). Stay in a Sapporo 3-star Hotel; all guiding and transportation is included.
The Kiroro Snow Discovery is a 7-day trip that includes one beginner ski day, one snow fun day and three full sightseeing days (tours of Sapporo,
Otaru Bay and Lake Toya). Stay in The Skilas Kiroro Mountain Lodge; all guiding and transportation is included.
Your ultimate introduction to snow fun!
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 Snow Starter 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.
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.
* 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]
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…)
Prices: From ¥74,800* per person
* Price above includes Three nights 3-star hotel accommodation, one beginner ski day (including ski instructor, equipment rental and ski pass), Sapporo Day Tour OR Jozankei Onsen OR Otaru Day Trip, Airport & Ground Transfers. Prices are per person for two adults sharing one twin/double room, and vary depending on dates.
In addition, you will pay for flights to Japan, ski travel insurance, lunches and dinners.