BTBounds announces two unique Japan trips in January 2019


Japan is known for having some of the deepest, fluffiest snow on the planet. The mountains are rolling, the landscape is gorgeous, and the resorts offer endless stashes of Japanese powder, better known as Japow! Following up on the successful launch of Beyond the Boundaries Women’s Snowboard Trips to Japan in 2018, we are excited to return to the North Island of Hokkaido in January 2019 for two trip options:

- January 5-12, 2018 - 8-day: The North Island Trip - five days of snowboarding plus one chose-your-own activity or ride day on the sixth day
- January 19-27, 2018 - 9-day: Niseko to Tokyo Trip - five days of snowboarding and 2 days/2 nights in Tokyo.

Each trip focuses on in bounds and out of bounds (conditions permitting) at Niseko United (home to four individual resorts) and Rusutsu. Each mountain has its own personality, snowpack, and epic views. These resorts are unique in that they offer backcountry terrain within their footprint that is accessed easily from lifts and at times, very short hikes, and leads back to the chairlift.

Full details - 8-day: The North Island
Full details - 9 day: Niseko to Tokyo

Each trip is comprised of 8-12 individuals and has multiple guides to provide the best experience. The majority of each day is spent snowboarding guided as a group with the last 2-3 hours of the day available for freeriding and/or exploring the wonders of Niseko! All levels of backcountry experience are welcome, from never-ever to veteran. We will have a session in the beginning of the trip that explains the basics of backcountry safety and how to use a beacon, probe, and shovel which serves as an intro as well as a refresher to make sure the group is on the same page. (If you don’t own your own backcountry equipment, we can help you to rent or purchase for the trip.)

We recommend being comfortable on both blue square and black diamond trails to get the most out of BTBounds in Japan, but do not worry about powder or backcountry-specific experience—we have multiple guides to ensure that we can go at the right pace for the entire group!

After long, epic days on hill, we spend evenings in 3-4 star accommodations and immerse ourselves in the culture of Japan via its sights, sounds, and cuisine! Niseko is home to incredible ramen and sushi, as well as plenty of unique Japanese snacks and other fare. We can also accommodate any dietary needs or restrictions.

On the 9-day: Niseko to Tokyo trip, we will depart for Tokyo for the last two days and two nights and dive into city life! Extra fun and unique experiences include attending the Robot Restaurant show, enjoying the serenity of an ancient temple, shopping in Harajuku and petting owls at an owl café!

Japan is one of the most amazing places in the world and snowboarding on The North Island is unlike any other experience. Join us this January for Japow slashes, onsen, and an incredible adventure with a crew of like-minded ladies!

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We can help you find the best airfare, help with rentals or purchase of backcountry gear (beacon, shovel, and probe), and assist in any way you need!

8-Day: The North Island - $3175 USD
9-Day: Niseko to Tokyo - $3300 USD

Payment can be made in full or a spot will be held with a $500 deposit. Full payment must be completed by November 1, 2018. Please contact us for payment plan options.

Included in price:
- Airport pick up and all ground transportation
- Lodging (3-4 stars, both Western and traditional)
- Lift Tickets
- Breakfast and Dinner
- Professional coaching and guiding
- Professional snowboarding and lifestyle photos
- All transportation on Hokkaido and in Tokyo* (to and from airport, resorts, subways, taxis, etc.)
- One bag (snowboard bag) checked at Narita airport during Tokyo stay*
- Special activities, including Robot Cafe and Owl Cafe*
- Goodie Bag loaded with gear from BTB sponsors to enhance your trip

*Tokyo travel and extras only on 9-day trip