POWDER TO THE PEOPLE
JAPAN SKI TOUR
What's better than skiing and riding pristine powder conditions in some of Japan's most sought after terrain? Doing it with a new bunch of besties brought together through their shared values and a commitment to creating an inclusive and inspired community.
This trip is open to women, non-binary, and trans identifying folks. Together we'll share five days shredding on the mountain and soaking in our private onsen, plus fit in a evening in Tokyo to kick things off.
2024 Dates Announced Soon!
Skill level: This trip is appropriate for strong intermediate to expert skiers and riders. You should feel comfortable in sidecountry terrain and powder conditions.
Our Secrete Sauce
When you book a Far Out Adventure with Coalition you know that you can count on us to create a welcoming, inclusive, and safe space. We acheive this through little things, like monthly Zoom calls to get to know one another, sharing our pronouns, and all agreeing to a set of formal, co-created set of norms.
We also work with locals who are excited to share the gems in their communities that will make your trip less touristy and more transformational.
Finally, we create intentional opportunities for growth and learning through evening fireside chats that bring us together in thoughtful conversation on everything from our skiing/riding goals to social issues that we care about the most.
✔️ Airport transport
✔️ One night in a hotel in Tokyo, shared accommodation
✔️ Welcome dinner in Tokyo
✔️ Flights to/from Tokyo/Niseko
✔️ Six nights at Niseko Prince Hotel, shared accomodation
✔️ Six breakfasts at Niseko Prince Hotel
✔️ Daily onsen access at the Niseko Prince Hotel
✔️ Five lift tickets to Niseko United (this cost can be deducted if you have the Ikon pass)
✔️ Two days of private guided sidecountry tours to find the untracked deep pow
✔️ Evening "fireside" group chats to build deeper connections and insights, facilitated by our CEO Jen Gurecki
✔️ Farewell dinner
✔️ 30% discount on one Coalition Snow shopping spree
Please note that lunches and international airfare, gear, and insurance are not included.
February 4 - 11th, 2023
DAY 1 | Feb 4th: Late afternoon orientation in Tokyo + special welcome dinner + hotel stay
DAY 2 | Feb 5th: Travel to Niseko via train
DAY 3 | Feb 6th: Day one of skiing/riding + evening fireside chat; this is a choose your own adventure day where you can come and go to the mountain as you please, relax in the onsen, or stroll around town
DAY 4 | Feb 7th: Day two of skiing/riding + evening fireside chat; this is another choose your own adventure day
DAY 5 | Feb 8th: Day three of skiing/riding as a group with private guides + evening fireside chat
DAY 6 | Feb 9th: Day four of skiing/riding as a group with private guides + evening fireside chat
DAY 7 | Feb 10th: Last day of independent skiing/riding + evening fireside chat + farewell dinner
DAY 8 | Feb 11th: Depart for Tokyo via train (there also is an option to fly back, which reduces travel time by approximately 2 hours)
What level skiers and riders is this trip meant for?
To join us on the two guided sidecountry days, you should be able to confidently ski powder and variable terrain with joy and ease. The terrain at Niseko United ranges from beginnier to expert.
How many people are going?
Maximum 15 people will be on this trip. We will all have a chance to get to know each other before the trip through optional monthly Zoom calls. This trip is open to women, non-binary, and trans participants.
Can I pay in installments?
Yes, we offer multiple payment plans. Pay the $250 deposit today and we will bill you the remainder in three equal payments. ShopPay, which you can select in checkout and pay in four installments over four months, is also available for both the deposit and full trip payment. Bread has longer, interest-free terms available. Just click on the Pay Over Time button below Add to Cart. Please note that Bread cannot be applied to future payments.
Who's organizing this trip?
Jen Gurecki, our CEO, and Jacinta Gordon, our Content and Team coordinator who has lived in Niseko, are organizing this trip in collaboration with a local Japanese tour company to facilitate our tourist visas and local transport.
Do I need to bring my own skis/snowboard?
We highly recommend that you bring your own gear, although we can provide Coalition Snow demo skis or snowboards for $25 per day, subject to availability. You also should bring a beacon, shovel, and probe for our two sidecountry days, although those will be available to rent as well for an additional cost.
I'm afraid of holding the group back -- should I still come?
YES! We will be able to split into a minimum of two different guided groups on our sidecountry days. The days at the resort are a choose your own adventure sort of experience.
What will the accommodation be like?
We will stay in a basic hotel near the train station in Tokyo our first night. Then the fun begins with six nights at the Prince, which includes shared rooms, private onsen access, and breakfast. You can walk to the resort and all of the best Niseko restaurants and après spots.
What's the food like?
Breakfast will be a mix of Japanese and Western. You are responsible for your own lunches and most dinners. Our welcome and departure dinner will be Japanese.
How can I get to know the people on this trip?
We will hold optional monthly Zoom calls. Please be prepared to share your pronouns, the native land you reside on, and a little bit about yourself. You are welcome to join the calls before you commit to learn about the trip prior to booking. Please contact us for the registration link for the calls.
What's your refund policy?
You can receive a full refund less the deposit up to six months before the departure of the trip. If you need to cancel within three to five months of the departure, we will provide credit for a future trip. There is no refund provided for cancellations within one month of the departure date. If we are not able to run the trip due to COVID-19 or other circumstances out of our control, we will reschedule the trip for 2024.
I Still Have Questions... HELP!
Best way to reach us is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, Monday through Friday. As a small team, we do our best to respond in less than 24 hours.
What else do I need to know?
COVID-19 vaccines and travel insurance are required. We are committed to creating a safe space for all participants and as such have a zero-tolerance policy for harassment, intimidation, and/or verbal/physical abuse.
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Ski & Snowboard in Niseko, Japan
Why Coalition Snow?
Women Owned & Operated
We knew we deserved better equipment and a community that saw us, heard us, valued us, and put us front and center. So we said goodbye to shrink-it-and-pink-it and toxic bro culture and said hello to something more: a community that values camaraderie over competition, solidarity over sending, and compassion over cuntery.
We believe that the recipe for making a kick-ass pair of skis or snowboards has nothing to do with what's between your legs but what's between your ears and in your heart. We start with a concept that meets our unique needs and work with a team of engineers to bring our designs to life. We manufacture in reputable factories that prioritize the health and safety of their team and the environment. We test, bring in our Ambassadors and Athletes (did you know that our skis have been in the Olympics?), refine, and then deliver a finished product to you.
Building An Inclusive Community
From the beginning, we’ve been willing to do and say what our peers won’t. There is no place for the status quo, no room for hanging back, no time for wait or play it safe. In everything we create, we aim to make a positive impact in the world of snowsports and beyond. And that’s what makes us different. We're Coalition Snow, and we're the ones we've been waiting for.