A one-week powder guiding and coaching Detour in the Niseko area, the powder capital of Japan.

The one-week Powder Detour visits five different resorts in the area, with our experienced coaches/guides selecting the best conditions each day and taking you to all the best secret stashes.

Powder Detour week arrivals are usually on a Sunday with on-snow coaching/guiding from Monday to Friday.

What is the Powder Detour week?

Amazing snow and a variety of local resorts. Five days on snow, running from Monday to Friday.

A fully-mobile and flexible daily itinerary taking you to the best spots available in the Niseko area. Resorts are selected daily based on weather and snow conditions relative to specific skiing and riding tastes.

Selections are made from The Niseko United resorts, Rusutsu, Kiroro and Niseko Moiwa.

Highly experienced and qualified coaches/guides helping you progress your powder skiing/riding abilities and guide you to the best spots around. This Detour is 80% guiding-based and 20% coaching-based.

This season’s Powder Detour weeks are scheduled as follows:

  • 06th to 10th February, 2017
  • 13th to 17th February, 2017
  • 20th to 24th February, 2017

Costs and inclusions:

  • 120,000 JPY per person (minimum 3 people required)
  • Includes door-to-door daily transport to resorts and back (Hirafu-based)
  • 5 days guiding / coaching
  • Welcome evening drinks

Please Note: In the case of only two people joining, the Detour will revert to four days. Lift passes and accommodations are not included.

Who’s this Detour for?

People who can ski or ride powder already!

You don’t have to be an expert and you don’t need to be dropping cliffs or bombing gnarly lines. But you DO have to be comfortable skiing/riding in the trees and making turns in deeper snow without getting stuck all the time.

That said, if you’re struggling a little, you have nothing to worry about… While this Detour is 80% guiding-based, we will have a top ski and a top snowboard coach on the trip to help anyone out that needs it. Use it to build more confidence taking tighter lines or to fine-tune your pow sprays… or just enjoy our side-splitting humour.

Please Note: The Niseko United resorts are generally used for the first couple of days before heading further afield. However, lift tickets should NOT be pre-purchased as decisions on which resort we will be visiting each day are made daily, depending on where has the best conditions.