Niseko Snowboard Powder Quest

8 days Niseko Self Catered

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Looking for your next snowboard adventure?

Getting off the beaten track is the foundation upon which Ticket to Ride was originally built back in 2002. We were bored of the same old trips and couldn't persuade friends who were settling down to come on crazy adventures with us anymore, so it’s our aim to keep pushing the barriers of snow adventuring.

Join us in Niseko this winter to experience the famously light and endless powder in Japan and see why it is ‘the’ place to ski or snowboard. We are experienced providers of surf and snow adventures and always searching the globe for the best destinations to pursue our passions.

What to Expect

Top Reasons To Go To Niseko


Niseko consistently gets 15m+ of snow each season, so much more than anywhere else in the world. It’s also consistently to be light, dry and fluffy with tree runs, open powder fields and plenty of places to explore in the backcountry, Niseko is the place to go for your powder fix.

Lack of crowds

You don’t have to go far to avoid the crowds here, and make your own fresh tracks. There’s nearby resorts as well which simply don’t get many visitors, but still get the same amount of snowfall.

Night Skiing

Lifts are open until 8:30pm most nights in Niseko, so it is easy to take advantage of this amazing experience with the mountain taking on a whole different perspective. The main runs are lit up at night and the light penetrates through the trees making for some challenging skiing or riding. A must for anyone looking for a new skiing adventure this winter!


From the moment you step off the plane, this is no ordinary ski holiday. Japan is a beautiful country with an amazing history and culture, and you can experience all of this in Hokkaido. From relaxing in a traditional onsen, to eating sushi after skiing and being faced with Japanese road signs, it all makes this trip an incredible experience.


Niseko faces the stunning Mt Yotei, which will become your symbol of the trip and end up being the backdrop of most of your photos. Add to that the picturesque tree runs and feeling of immense space you feel in Niseko and you will come back with some amazing photos.


Like nowhere else! Niseko is well set up for your ski holiday, with the largest lift and run infrastructure in Japan, so you can easily get around. There’s also a number of accessible nearby resorts meaning every day is varied, and you can ride the best conditions without the crowds.

Our reputation is built on the truly memorable experiences that our snow adventures can provide. Like snowflakes, no snow trip is ever the same. We have built a thoroughly comprehensive package to offer a unique experience like no other.


Trip Includes:

  • Airport Transfers from Sapporo to Niseko 
  • Daily shuttles to Niseko lifts 
  • Transport to neighbouring resorts 
  • 7 Days of lift passes 
  • 3 Days guiding Niseko 
  • 2 Days “storm chasing” to other resorts around Niseko
  • 1 Evening Night Skiing 
  • 8 Nights Twin/Triple Accommodation in Jam Lodge 
  • Daily breakfasts 
  • Welcome & Departure meal 
  • Fully dedicated host 
  • Local guide 
  • Onsen Visit 
  • Cultural nights out


Here you'll find a day by day breakdown of your course.

  • DAY ONE - SAT 3rd FEBRUARY 1 Day

    Transfers from Sapporo to Niseko. Meet the crew, settle into the accommodation in time for a traditional welcoming meal, and a night out in Niseko, there will be a chance to grab any gear you need here as well.

  • DAY TWO - SUN 4th FEBRUARY 1 Day

    Enjoy a Japanese style breakfast before a full days guided riding up in Niseko United hunting out the fresh tracks!


    Powder Chasing! We’ll load the vans and head off where the powder conditions are looking best!


    We’ll head to Niseko with the guides to hit the powder, find some freshies and draw some lines through the trees.


    It’s back up to Niseko Unlimited again, with the local guides in tow, uncovering local secret tracks and the freshest powder the mountain has to offer.


    Two options here. 1 - go on a days cat skiing, it will cost you more but the lure, and different options might be too tempting. Or 2 - simply take the day to sniff out some more powder in Niseko, or further afield if you’ve got the taste for adventure.


    Take the day to go and freeski the terrain the guides have shown you. Our resort team will be on hand for any recommendations if you’re struggling.


    Let’s end this trip with a BANG! It’s back on the powder hunt, as we load the vans and head to where the snow gods send us.

  • DAY NINE - SUN 11th FEBRUARY 1 Day

    It’s farewells, time to wrap this adventure up, as we head back to Sapporo to fly back home (or onwards for more adventure, depending on your schedule!)


Got a question about this course? Here's the best place to start. If you don't find your answer here, you can request a callback or get in touch using our contact page.

At Ticket To Ride, we always aim to operate in the resort we feel is the best in the country we want to work in. For us, Niseko is the largest resort with great snow, skiing and other amenities available for our guests.

You will need to get to Chitose Airport in Sapporo, Hokkaido to pick up our transfer to resort. It is only around 2 hours from here to Niseko.

If bought well in advance, a return from London to Chitose Airport in Sapporo during the winter comes to between £500 and £700 depending on the route and airline you choose.

General ski gear, with good layers for changeable weather conditions, and good waterproofing for the endless snow! Goggles are useful, especially with low light lenses as it does snow a lot, and powder skis/ board would be recommended (or you can hire in resort). Bring some casual clothes for relaxing in the evenings, and swimwear if you want to go to a spa.

Our trips are designed for serious skiers and snowboarders, wanting a new adventure. We get mostly solo travellers, and a few couples or small groups of friends so they are perfect if you want to explore somewhere new with a great group of likeminded snow lovers, and with the backing of a company who organise lots of elements of the trip for you. Our general age range of guests is 25 - 40 but we welcome anyone 18+ with a love for adventure!

As the altitude of the Japanese mountains are lower, it doesn’t get nearly as cold as it can do in Canada for example. Average lows are around -5 degrees so no need for really heavy duty gear. Better to have good waterproofing as with all the powder you can get wet!

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