Stentiford Snowboarding
James Stentiford Freeride & Backcountry Snow and Split Board Coach


Japan Powder Adventure

With and average snow fall of 15m a season, Niseko Japan is about as good a guarantee as you’ll get for riding perfect light powder every day. After the success of last winters trip we’re heading back to Niseko to explore, ride and hike everything the area has to offer. If you’re looking to maximise your shred time and have the trip of a lifetime this one is for you.

With 6 different resorts to explore and endless hiking opportunities from the road, we’ve got it all covered. The trip will mostly be about resort shedding and utilizing the many resort gates to access Niseko’s endless backcountry terrain. Mixed in will be 2-3 days of hiking from the road with the aim of making it to the top of the famous Mt Yotei, weather dependent.

Lifts are open from 9am-4pm and 6pm-9pm for night riding. Generally we break the day up into sessions of 3-4 hours, often letting track fill in before heading out again. Night riding is definitely one of the highlights, there is something truely magical about riding powder next to the piste under flood lights with hardly anyone else around. Japan is a unique snowboarding and cultural experience every snowboarder should experience at least one.

Please Note: This course is for experienced snowboarders. A strong level of fitness and at least 6 weeks of snowboarding experience is recommended. For more information please contact us via email or phone.

Course Schedule

Day 1 – Warm Up Day Niseko with Avalanche Transceiver work

Day 2 – Freeride day Grand Hirafu Resort

Day 3 – Freeride day Annupuri Resort

Day 4 – Freeride day Moiwa Resort

Day 5 – Touring Day from the roadside

Day 6 – Freeride Day Rusutsu Resort

Day 7 – Freeride Day Niseko Resort

Day 8 – Rest Day, Night Riding

Day 9 – Hike and Ride Mt Yotei

Day 10 – Touring Day  from Grand Hirafu resort

Niseko Japan 5th-17th Jan Price £3000

Price Includes:
  • 10 days of shredding with ISTD qualified snowboard instructor James Stentiford
  • Avalanche safety equipment and training
  • 10 day lift pass for Niseko and surrounding resorts
  • Airport transfers and all local travel
  • Snow shoes and poles for touring days
  • 12 days self catered accommodation at Niseko Country Resort