You’ve seen it in the movies… Japan’s legendary powder is like nowhere else in the world. DEEP cold smoke. It’s the Mariana’s trench of deep pow.
January 12 – 19, 2019
Bring your snorkel, water wings, a pair of the fattest skis you can find, and perhaps some XL sweatpants. Skiing is only half the story in Hokkaido. Japan is all about culture with a capital C. Half the fun of a ski holiday here are the amazing experiences to be had sampling this incredible culture. The other half is shredding powder until you can’t take any more.
It snows pretty well every day in Hokkaido and that daily snow is deeper than most resorts get in a week. If you love rolling terrain, widely spaced trees, beautiful landscapes and consistent snowfall day and night then this is the trip for you.
Not to mention you will finish your days in Hirafu Village where the dining experience is ichiban! Ramen, sushi, takoyaki, okonomiyaki, omo-rice. These words may not make sense to you, but they will certainly make sense to your taste buds. It’s not often you can take advantage of such a unique cultural experience while skiing the world’s deepest coldest powder.
On this trip we will be sampling the best of Hokkaido and getting at the powder and working to avoid the crowds. We will ski Niseko but also day trip to nearby resorts of Kiroro, Moiwa and Rusutsu as well as have a full day of cat skiing for the cherry on top.
- 6 Days Extremely Canadian Steep Skiing guided instruction
- One Day of Cat-skiing (near Niseko)
- Daily Shuttles to and from the resorts/cat skiing
- 7 nights Lodging in private centrally located accommodations in Niseko with western style twin beds and shared bath. (prices based on double occupancy).
- Souvenir DVD & photos
- Extremely Canadian World Tour Shirt
- Welcome reception & Wind up party
- Transfer from/to New Chitose Airport on arrival and departure day
- Breakfasts – (No dinner as exploring local cuisine is a must.Reservations will be made in advance.)
- Flights to Japan
*discount / refund would apply for Mountain Collective Pass holders for the days skied at Niseko.
The Fine Print
DEPOSIT & PAYMENT POLICY
A $1000 deposit is due upon booking. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. The credit card on file will be automatically charged for the balance 60 days prior to departure. If paying by cheque, a postdated cheque for the final payment is required upon booking. For bookings made within 60 days of departure, full payment is due upon booking. You will be sent a written confirmation of your booking by email, mail or fax. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, money order, bank transfer, Visa, Diners,
Mastercard or American Express.
Cancellations must be made in writing to Extremely Canadian by mail, email or fax and are not considered canceled until acknowledged by return mail, email or fax by Extremely Canadian. Cancellations made outside of 60 days to departure will forfeit the deposit. Cancellations made 60 days or less to departure will result in forfeiture of the full amount. We highly suggest that you purchase trip cancellation insurance to avoid penalties related to a change in plans.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS & UPGRADES
Depending on the trip, upgrades & single supplements may be available. Please check with us for further details and pricing.
No refunds will be issued on whole or partially unused portions of packages.
PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP
Extremely Canadian trips entail risks and rewards. Trips can be physically demanding. We often visit areas that are considered remote and are distant from medical facilitates, making evacuation difficult. Clients are responsible for the provision of all necessary valid documents such as passports, visas, health requirements and drivers licenses. Extremely Canadian’s role is to provide a great holiday experience. In return, we require that you are healthy, fit and up for an interesting, unpredictable and rewarding experience. Please ensure you have checked that your passport is in good order with manageable expiry dates and pages available for stamps, etc. Please check with your airline(s) with regard to details about carry-ons and luggage. Please also check to see what recommended check in times.
A change of trip or dates is considered a cancellation and a re-booking, therefore cancellation fees apply. You can only make changes to trips within the same calendar year.
All Canadian trips are subject to 5% GST.
All rates are quoted in Canadian currency unless otherwise noted.
MEDICAL INSURANCE & MEDICAL HISTORY
You must supply proof of traveller’s hospital and medical insurance to supplement your existing health insurance to ensure that you are adequately covered for any eventuality. If you do not provide us with these details, and there is an emergency where you are not coherent or able to communicate for any reason, we will provide the care facility or organization with your credit card details to ensure you receive the best care possible. We will ask you to please fill out a medical questionnaire and return it to us prior to
your trip start. if you have not received this form, please contact us ASAP ad we will send it to you. All information is completely confidential and will only be used to assist in your care in case of an emergency.
If you feel it is necessary, please check to make sure you are adequately insured in case of an accident or death. Please also make sure you have adequate cancellation and trip interruption insurance.
HEALTH / DIETARY NEEDS
By sending a deposit, you certify that you do not have any physical condition or disability that would create a hazard for you or other travellers. Please inform us prior to your departure if you have any
special dietary needs.
LATE ARRIVAL OR DEPARTURES
Extremely Canadian cannot accept responsibility for travellers inconvenienced by late, diverted, delayed, canceled, or rescheduled travel arrangements. This also applies to missed connections or transfers.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS, BAGGAGE & DOCUMENTS
All personal belongings, baggage, and documents remain at all times and in all circumstances the owners’ responsibility.
TRAVELLERS VS. TRAVELERS
Although we based in North America, we are Canadian and reserve the right to spell traveller with two ll.’s, eh?
Adventure travel involves risk and unpredictable weather conditions. Extremely Canadian does not purport to any guarantee of conditions.
You will be required to sign and return a waiver and release of liability and a medical form before your first day of skiing. if you have not been sent a copy, please ask us and we will forward you a copy for your review.
In rare instances, we may ask a traveller to switch from a trip that has too few participants. If this happens we will attempt to notify you 60 days prior to the departure date. However, we reserve the right to cancel any trip, for any reason, at any time prior to departure. In such a case, refund of any payments received shall constitute full settlement.
Travellers are expected to behave in an orderly fashion and not to disrupt the enjoyment of other travellers or in anyway harm the reputation of Extremely Canadian or its suppliers. Extremely Canadian reserves the right to decline accepting or retaining any traveller whose health or actions impede the operation of a trip or the welfare or enjoyment of fellow travellers.
Extremely Canadian reserves the right to change the price of a trip due to an unexpected, major increase in costs. Such as a change in foreign exchange rates or taxes. Extremely Canadian tries to avoid making any alterations to its described trips. However, we reserve the right to do so. If a significant alteration has been made we will notify you as soon as possible.
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