Japan Excursion Description:

Turns out… JAPAN HAS THE BEST SNOW IN THE WORLD!!! No joke… we challenge anyone to prove otherwise! Three consecutive years in Hokkaido, it never stopped snowing and the powder piled up by the foot all day, and all night!!!

You asked for it… so you got it… We’re heading back to Japan to take in the rich local culture, the elegant unique vistas, and featherlight word-class champagne powder. To ensure the most authentic and comprehensive experience, we’ve again teamed up with NYT Snow – The Best Reps in the New York – Japan connection.

If you’re looking for the best snow in the world, you WILL find it in Japan. It’s time to take East Coast to the FAR East Coast!!!

When OvRride does Japan, you can be sure we do it right. We’re putting together several options to see as much as we can and hit the best resorts in the region. The majority of our stay will be in Hokkaido, the northern most Japanese island, which receives some of the world’s heaviest snowfall. Assuring the right trip for everyone, we’ve got several options including Hokkaido, Tokyo and optional Backcountry tours.

Don’t Miss this Epic Excursion! If you can’t go to Japan every year… do it this year, OvR & NYT Snow 2024!

Japan Excursion Includes:

11 Day Hokkaido & Tokyo Tour:

• Roundtrip Airfare To and From NYC via JFK Airport (No Airfare Package Available)
• 2 days & 2 nights at Rusutsu Resort, Hokkaido (Breakfasts included)
• Access to Rusutsu Hot Springs
• 2 days & 2 nights at Niseko Resort, Hokkaido
• Shuttle Transportation to/from and in between airports & resorts
• 5 Days Lift Tickets at Rusutsu, Furano & Niseko Resorts, Hokkaido
• 6 nights lodging in Hokkaido, 2 nights Rusutsu Resort Tower Suite, 2 Nights in Rusutsu and 2 nights in Furano
• 2 Days & 3 Nights in Tokyo, Japan (Lodging & Transportation Included)
• The quintessential Japanese Powder Experience… one hell of a good time

Japan Excursion Dates:

11 Day Hokkaido & Tokyo Tour:

• Friday January 26th – Flight Leaves from NYC to Tokyo, Japan
• Saturday January 27th – Arrive in Tokyo, Connect Flight to Hokkaido, Check into Niseko Resort
• Sunday January 28th – Ride Niseko by day / Explore the local flavor at night
• Monday January 29th – Ride Niseko by day / Transfer to Rusutsu. Night shred at Rusutsu. Check into Rusutsu
• Tuesday January 30th – Ride Rusutsu by day / Explore the local flavor at night
• Wednesday January 31st – Free Day at Rusutsu by day / shuttle to and check into Furano Resort
• Thursday February 1st – Ride Furano by day / Explore the local flavor at night
• Friday February 2nd – Ride Furano by day / shuttle to Asahikawa Airport, Depart for Tokyo
• Saturday February 3rd – Free Day in Tokyo – (Lodging Included)
• Sunday February 4th – Free Day in Tokyo – (Lodging Included)
• Monday February 5th – Morning in Tokyo, Flight departs for NYC 11am

Japan – The FAR East Coast Rates:

Deposit of $999.95 Reserves Any Package

25% of Remaining Balance due October 1st

50% of Remaining Balance due November 1st

Full payment due December 1st

(Late Signup Rates May Apply, Limited Space at These Rates)


Early Bird Rates through September 1st:Price
11 Day Hokkaido & Tokyo Tour$4999.95
11 Day Hokkaido & Tokyo Tour (No Airfare)$4199.95
Rates after September 1st:Price
11 Day Hokkaido & Tokyo Tour$5399.95
11 Day Hokkaido & Tokyo Tour (No Airfare)$4599.95

Japan Excursion Flight Times:

(All flight times, and transportation is subject to change up until 30 days before there trip)

Transportation includes buses, shuttles, and trains out in Japan to take you to and from the airport and in between flights.

Flight Schedule NYC–> Japan:

NYC–> Japan, Friday January 26th

• Depart JFK Airport: All Nippon Airways Flight #NH109 1:05pm –> Arriving at Tokyo Haneda Airport HND approx. 5:40pm, Saturday January 27th
• Depart Tokyo Haneda Airport HND: All Nippon Airways Flight #NH081 8:35pm –> Arriving at Hokkaido Chitose Airport CTS approx. 10:10pm, Saturday January 27th

Remaining Flight Schedule

Hokkaido –> Tokyo Friday February 2nd

• Depart Hokkaido Asahikawa Airport AKJ: All Nippon Airways Flight #NH4788 7:40pm –> Arriving at Tokyo Airport HND approx. 9:25pm, Friday February 2nd

Toyko –> JFK Airport Monday February 5th

• Depart Tokyo Haneda Airport HND: All Nippon Airways Flight #NH110 11:30am –> Arriving at JFK Airport approx. 10:25am, Monday February 5th (Time Travel Flight)

Japan Excursion Lodging:

(All rooms are booked to max occupancy, although other arrangements may be available for a nominal fee)

We’ll be staying right at the base at some of the world’s greatest resorts in Hokkaido Japan, and right in the heart of the city while in Tokyo!

Rusutsu Resort Luxury Tower Suites

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At Rusutsu, we’ll be staying at the Rusutsu Resort Luxury Tower Suites complete with amenities second to none:

• Full service spa (complete with facial, body, and aroma therapy)
• World famous Hot Springs (Indoor & Outdoor Onsen)
• Daily Luxury Breakfast Buffet
• Slopeside Lift Service
• Ski Lockers with book warming area & compressed air blower to clean your equipment
• Elevated Shuttle Train between the two buildings in the resort
• Indoor wavepool featuring a 100m aqua-coaster

Lodge Koropokkuru


At Niseko we’ll be staying right in the Niseko Hirafu Village at LODGE KOROPOKKURU, all about location:

• Right at the base of the lift access
• Short walk to restaurants, shops & bars
• Traditional Japanese Tatami Rooms, complete with tatami beds and tea set
• Mix of private rooms and communal spaces promotes great social atmosphere

Shinbashi Tokyu Inn


I doubt Tokyo needs much description or introduction, just take whatever your perception of it is and add a heaping scoop of awesome!
While in Tokyo, we’ll be lodging at the Shinbashi Tokyu Inn. The rooms are quaint and european style, but the location is what its all about. We’ll be right in the mix to maximize our few days in Tokyo and experience one of the world’s most happening cities.

If you decide to apply for a job, move into an apartment, and start a new life in Japan… we’ll understand.

Japan Excursion MT Trail Maps

Rusutsu Resort


Niseko Resort


Furano Resort


Japan Excursion Pics

Smokin Snowboards in Japan

Rocking the JAPOW on & off the Resorts we’ll be hitting in 2019!