Your pass­port to the slopes of Ja­pan

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While Ja­pan’s rep­u­ta­tion for of­fer­ing a cul­tural smor­gas­bord pre­cedes it­self, the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the world’s purest, deep­est and light­est pow­der snow in the Land of the Ris­ing Sun is one that ski con­nois­seurs around the globe are lin­ing up to tick off their wish list.

At the helm, Sk­iJa­ has es­tab­lished it­self for more than 20 years as the in­bound/out­bound ski tour op­er­a­tor of choice, of­fer­ing every­thing from flights, trans­fers and ac­com­mo­da­tion through to ski ren­tals, lessons and tours.

Choose from a selec­tion of bou­tique ski-in, skiout ac­com­mo­da­tion on of­fer in a range of el­e­gant styles. Haven Niseko is one such ex­am­ple, of­fer­ing un­par­al­leled fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing beauty spa, health shop and Euro­pean ski wear re­tail, as well as so­phis­ti­cated liv­ing spa­ces, sump­tu­ous bed­rooms and panora­mas of the sur­round­ing re­sorts.

Ja­pan plays host to the high­est num­ber of Miche­lin­starred restau­rants in the world, and no trip to the cul­tur­ally rich na­tion is com­plete with­out a fine-din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Sushi Shin, lo­cated at The Ka­mui Niseko, is one of the new­est and most sought-after din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences in Hokkaido. There, Miche­lin-starred chefs pre­pare the fresh­est and high­est-qual­ity lo­cal sashimi in their unique and orig­i­nal Edo-style dishes.

If eat­ing in is your pref­er­ence, Sk­iJa­ can or­gan­ise an au­then­tic Ja­panese din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence through its in-house cater­ing ser­vice.

When it’s time to get out there and ex­pe­ri­ence the world-renowned pow­der snow, ac­cess to a rolling, unadul­ter­ated, al­abaster land­scape lies in wait un­der the tute­lage of Niseko’s elite Plat­inum Pro Ex­pe­ri­ence guides. For the ex­tra ad­ven­tur­ous, cat-ski­ing, snow­mo­bil­ing and heli-ski­ing will im­merse you in ever deeper fath­oms of bot­tom­less pow­der snow – don’t for­get to pack a snorkel.

The Hakuba area com­prises more than 10 dif­fer­ent re­sorts of­fer­ing some of the best ter­rain in Ja­pan, with ac­com­mo­da­tion lo­cated through­out the val­ley. The area is in the mid­dle of a re­nais­sance with many ho­tels be­ing mod­ernised and re­ju­ve­nated. Lead­ing tour op­er­a­tor Sk­iJa­ is ex­pand­ing in 2018/19 with mod­ern ac­com­mo­da­tion right in the heart of Hakuba, along with ski rental and re­tail ser­vices.

Ex­pe­ri­ence front-row seats to the best snow in the world with Sk­iJa­

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