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Sake and Champagne Powder in Japan

A powder skiing nirvana, experience world-class skiing in Niseko, a peaceful haven set in amongst a magical winter wonderland. The home of deep champagne powder, challenging terrain and tree-lined slopes, these are reasons alone to make this the destination for your next alpine adventure.

When to go:
January – February

Japan’s powder is world-renowned. Dry, light, and plentiful with Niseko receiving more than 15m each season. Simply put, this makes it one of the best places on the planet for powder skiing. Situated in the shadow of Mount Mt. Yotei, Niseko offers a plethora of treats from wide perfectly groomed pistes to light fluffy champagne powder. Where fresh snowfalls daily carpeting the unspoilt wilderness in a dazzling white blanket. Wind your way through perfectly spaced snow-covered trees, gliding through the lightest powder blanket. Alongside your expert guides who will take you on a journey through the pristine powder of this alpine adventure playground. With a professional photographer on hand to capture each spellbinding turn that casts clouds of powder into the air. Capturing each awe-inspiring moment to accompany the lifelong memories you are creating.

For the ultimate powder adventure, use a cat ski to reach superb runs deep in the backcountry. Away from the slopes in utter solitude, embrace the stillness whilst breathing in the fresh mountain air before floating through dry Japanese powder in all its untracked glory. Reheat with a steaming bowl of ramen at lunch before continuing your day’s exploration of this spectacular space. With some of the best night skiing in the world, why not finish your day beneath the moonlit sky, skiing amongst the twinkling stars and glistening trees. Alternatively, embark on a magical reindeer-drawn sleigh ride through the sparkling forest, laden with fur blankets and a warm drink.

At the end of your day powder hunting bathe in a traditional Onsen on the snowy mountainside. Surrounded by snow-dusted trees let the hot volcanic spring water revive your aching muscles, rich in minerals. Unearth the magic of this winter wonderland, let it enchant you as you soak in the peacefulness in your private Onsen. Absorb the energy of the natural world, inhaling the sweet scent of pine and watching the snowflakes settle. Offering a sense of serenity, discover why these hot spring baths are the cornerstone of Japanese culture as you linger in some of the best hot spring waters in Japan.

The beauty of Niseko is partly found in the fascinating Japanese culture and its unique cuisine. The village is littered with cosy bars and restaurants that provide an authentic dining experience, or perhaps enjoy Michelin star food, international cuisines, and a bustling nightlife. Approached with passion and precision, Japanese cuisine aims to feed the body and soul. Sample iconic dishes like ramen or sushi and watch in awe as your chef prepares handmade noodles. The seasonality of ingredients and the bounty nature provides us are embarrassed here, with local produce lifted to an exquisite fine-dining level. Finish your indulgent evening sipping local whisky, with your feet up by the side of a warm crackling fire. Relax in this enchanting setting, recuperating in readiness for the next morning’s epic adventure.