Adventure travel company SASS Global Travel is heading to Hokkaido this January and wants you to join them. Building upon the success of their SASS Argentina program that has been in operation for the past eleven years, these guys are looking to use their snow travel expertise and offer a specialized opportunity to advanced skiers and riders looking to get a taste of the deepest snow the world has to offer.
^ Hit play to get an idea of what your trip to Japan will be like...
Based in Niseko, but off the beaten path, this is mobile powder-hunting experience. SASS Japan will utilize 4x4 vans to make sure that every day is spent in the most snow available. More than ten ski areas handpicked for their incredible side-country and a diverse range of backcountry zones including abandoned ski areas, volcanos and pillow-playgrounds are within driving distance. Small groups of like-minded skiers and riders of similar ability levels will be led by the all-star cast of pro guides and coaches for which SASS is famous.
^ Ski Guide and Mountain Operations Director, Pete Connolly defining 'faceshot'. Photo: Lucas Moore
SASS is excited to add to its quiver of backcountry snow trips with the addition of SASS Japan in 2015. Building off of the success of last year’s Japan Discovery trip and the knowledge gained through years in Argentina, their unrivaled ability to bring high-end skiers and riders together in a tight-knit atmosphere while experiencing a new culture and getting after it in amazing terrain will be in full effect.
^ SASS Japan Guide, Gabe Ciafre hiking for just one more. Photo: Pete Connolly
Three ten-day sessions will run from January 3rd through February 7th to hit “Japanuary” (a time known for the most consistent snowfall) while it is in full swing.
Spots are filling up fast with SASS Family members coming out of the woodwork to get in on this bucket-list trip.
Head to sassglobaltravel.com/japan for more info.
Or simply fill out an inquiry HERE.
^ SASS Japan 2014 client, Austin Barta, exactly where he wanted to be. Photo: Pete Connolly.