Niseko & Tokyo, Japan

  • February 13, 2025 - February 24, 2025

  • Niseko, Japan

Trip Overview

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Join us for a bucket list trip to Tokyo and Niseko, Japan! Get ready for an unforgettable ski vacation that combines the vibrant energy of Tokyo with the pristine powder paradise of Niseko, Japan. With 400″ to 600″ annually (and sometimes upwards of 1,500″), you’re pretty much guaranteed time in the white room.

Kickstart your adventure with world class powder skiing and snowboarding in Japan’s beautiful mountains. Nestled in the picturesque mountains of Hokkaido, Niseko boasts some of the finest powder snow in the world. Spend the week carving your way down pristine slopes, surrounded by breathtaking scenery. With its legendary powder snow and extensive terrain suitable for all levels, Niseko offers endless opportunities for unforgettable adventures on the slopes.

Spend seven nights lodging at the Green Leaf Niseko Village located in the Hirafu base village with ski in/out accessibility, unobstructed views of Mt. Yotei and a beautiful natural rock-pool hot spring (onsen). Onsens are renowned for their mineral and therapeutic qualities. Guests can also rejuvenate at the Green Leaf Spa with a range of treatments and massages. The excellent onsite Japanese fusion buffet, featuring local seafood and produce, provides quality dining and excellent views of Mt. Yotei and the Konbu Range to complete the ambience!

After an experience of a lifetime skiing the world’s best powder, hop on a short flight and continue your adventure in the heart of Japan’s bustling metropolis, Tokyo. Spend your final three days exploring the dynamic blend of tradition and modernity that defines this vibrant city. Discover the iconic sights of Shibuya Crossing, the serene beauty of Meiji Shrine, and the culinary wonders of Tsukiji Fish Market. Indulge in mouthwatering sushi, savor steaming bowls of ramen, and immerse yourself in Tokyo’s electrifying nightlife.

We will be staying in downtown Tokyo at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel, your luxurious base for exploring the bustling streets and iconic landmarks of Japan’s capital. After settling in, venture out to discover the dynamic neighborhoods that make Tokyo so captivating, from the neon-lit streets of Shinjuku to the historic temples of Asakusa. Breakfast is included each morning.

Niseko is on the Ikon Pass, but even if you don’t have an Ikon Pass, lift tickets are relatively inexpensive. Join us for the trip of a lifetime!

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Trip Details

Trip Highlights

Trip Includes:

  • RT air Boston/Sapporo/Tokyo.
  • All ground transfers airports/hotels.
  • 7 nights Green Leaf Hotel in Niseko with daily breakfast.
  • Domestic flight on Feb 21 from Sapporo to Tokyo.
  • 3 nights Shinigawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo with daily breakfast.
  • BSSC escort

Itinerary Highlights:

Below is an example itinerary for your trip. Your trip leaders will provide an updated itinerary after the group informational meeting just prior to trip departure. A Whatsapp will also be arranged prior to trip to stay up to date with the group itinerary.

Thursday/Friday, February 13/14

Meet everybody at the gate and depart Logan airport 12:30AM Thursday, February 13 (late Wednesday night) with the BSSC group and arrive approx 5:10AM in Hong Kong Friday, Feb 14.  Head to your connecting flight departing at 9:10AM to fly to Chitose (Sapporo) and arrive approximately at 2:55PM. Clear customs and gather at baggage claim together and follow the trip leader/s to our private bus. It is about 3 hour (without traffic) to our hotel in Niseko.  There may be a little time to get your ski rentals, sightsee, relax, and unwind. We will have a welcome reception at the hotel and then an optional group dinner (time to be announced upon arrival) and make plans for the next day! Head out for nightlife if you have the energy!

Saturday, February 15 – Thursday, February 20

Ski, ski, ski! The Green Leaf Niseko Village is centrally located to everything in the heart of Niseko Village! It is located just steps away from the slopes with ski-in ski-out access.  Roll out of bed at your leisure, enjoy a relaxing breakfast or get out there right away, it is totally up to you. The trip leader/s and the group will decide the evening before at dinner where to go each day. There will also be a whatsapp set up to keep in touch with the trip leader and the group.  You may join the trip leader/s and the group for skiing and riding or explore on your own.  The resort has earned a reputation as one of the premier powder meccas in the world and an all-season destination where deep and dry Hokkaido powder blankets the slopes every year; an amazing 18 meters annually. Niseko Village is centrally located within the Niseko United ski area and accesses its inter-linked ski resorts, boasting a combined 2,191 acres of skiable terrain. Niseko Village skiers and snowboarders enjoy an abundance of runs, on and off-piste, and a host of winter activities such as snowmobile adventures, snow rafting, reindeer sledding and First Tracks Cat Skiing. Lessons for all levels of snowboarding and skiing abilities are available at the Niseko Village Snow School.

After skiing and riding, no trip to Niseko would be complete without a soak in an onsen.  Join the group for evening entertainment and nightlife if you have the energy or relax at the hotel.

Niseko is on the Ikon Pass, so if you have an Ikon Pass you are all set or purchase a ski pass to best suit you. Or purchase an Ikon Pass with BSSC! We will send emails with more info closer to trip departure for lift passes..

Friday, February 21 – Sunday February 23

After a leisurely breakfast and maybe some last minute shopping on Friday, depart with group for 3:15PM flight to Tokyo.  A very short flight, and then enjoy 3 nights in the heart of Tokyo, staying at the Shinigawa Prince hotel. This hotel is a luxurious base for exploring the bustling streets and iconic landmarks of Japan’s capital. After settling in, venture out to discover the dynamic neighborhoods that make Tokyo so captivating, from the neon-lit streets of Shinjuku to the historic temples of Asakusa. Breakfast included daily.

Monday, February 24

Depart the hotel early with group to airport for a 10:10AM flight and your return to the states after one incredible ski vacation! Bus departure time will be announced prior to trip or on the trip by the trip leader/s, but approx 6AM. Land in Hong Kong at aprrox. 2:20PM and depart for your final flight to Boston at 6:10PM. Arrive back in Boston approx 8:40PM.

Tentative flight plan, subject to change.

Cathay Pacific

Feb 13 CX 811           BOS-HKG       12:30AM-5:10AM + 1 (arrive Feb 14)
Feb 14 CX 580           HKG-CTS       9:10AM-2:55PM

Jetstar airlines

Feb 21 GK 114           CTS-NRT        3:15PM 5:00PM

Cathay Pacific

Feb 24 CX 543           HND-HKG     10:10AM 2:20PM
Feb 24 CX 812           HKG-BOS      6:10PM- 8:40PM

If you are arranging your own airfare, you may choose to take advantage of the private group shuttle from the airport to the hotel with the group. If so, you will need to make your travel arrangements as follows:

  • Arrive in CHITOSE (CTS) BEFORE 9:10AM on Feb 14 for group shuttle from airport to hotel.
  • Depart CHITOSE (CTS) AT or AFTER 3:15PM for Narita (NTS) on Feb 21 Be on the same flight!
  • Depart HANEDA (HND) AFTER 10:10AM on Feb 24 for group shuttle from hotel to the airport.
  • If you cannot meet the group shuttle, you will need to make your own transfer arrangements to/from the hotel at your own expense. The group shuttle cannot wait, nor be responsible for flight changes.
  • Please send Randy your flight schedule via email, randy@bssc.com.
  • We will send you an email prior to departure with the Boston group’s final flight schedule and where to meet everyone.
Location Detail

Mountain – Niseko United

Approximately 2 hours from Chitose Airport

Skiable terrain – 2,100 skiable acres
Base Elevation – 853 ft
Summit Elevation – 3,937 ft
Vertical – 3,084 ft
Lifts – 32

Niseko Hotel

We will be staying at the Green Leaf Niseko Village located in the Hirafu base village with ski in/out accessibility, unobstructed views of Mt. Yotei and a beautiful natural rock-pool hot spring (onsen). Onsens are renowned for their mineral and therapeutic qualities. Guests can also rejuvenate at the Green Leaf Spa with a range of treatments and massages. The excellent onsite Japanese fusion buffet featuring local seafood and produce provides quality dining and excellent views of Mt. Yotei and the Konbu Range to complete the experience!  Breakfast daily included.

The Green Leaf Niseko Village
Higashiyama-onsen, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun,
Hokkaido, 048-1592, Japan

0136-44-3311
https://hpdsp.jp/thegreenleafhotel/

Tokyo Hotel

We will be staying at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel, your luxurious base for exploring the bustling streets and iconic landmarks of Japan’s capital. After settling in, venture out to discover the dynamic neighborhoods that make Tokyo so captivating, from the neon-lit streets of Shinjuku to the historic temples of Asakusa. Breakfast included daily.

Shinigawa Prince Hotel
4 Chome-10-30 Takanawa
Minato City, Tokyo 108-8611, Japan

03-3440-1111
https://www.princehotels.co.jp/shinagawa/

Trip Requirements

Trip Pricing & Room Arrangements

The hotel offers traditional standard rooms for 2 people.

  • Double occupancy: $4860 per person before July 31 (we’ll match you with a roommate or request your own). $5010 as of August 1.
  • $600 non-refundable deposit to hold spot (deposit may be moved to another 2025 ski vacation before balances due deadline, if space available)
  • 2nd payment of $1000 per person due by Sept 20.
  • Balances due by Nov 15.
  • Single rooms: additional $1800, as available.
  • No air: deduct $2100. You are on your own to meet us there.
  • Lift passes are not included! Niseko is on the Ikon Pass.   Get an Ikon Pass with BSSC and get $100 BSSC credit that you may use for this trip!!  https://bssc.com/news/ikonpass-24-25  or approx. $500 for a 6-day pass.

Passports
Make sure your passport is current!  PASSPORTS must be valid for at least 6 months after your travel dates.  Make sure we have your full name as it appears on your passport as it must match airline ticket!  If you do not have one, or need to renew, do so immediately!!  It can take about 6-8 weeks.

Travel Requirements
Make sure you are up to date with all travel requirements!  BSSC is not responsible if you cannot pass any border crossings and/or if any testing fees are needed.  Check www.travel.state.gov for passport and travel requirement information.

Trip Disruption
All prices and arrangements are subject to change without notice. Changes include, but are not limited to, a change in schedule (departing earlier or later than planned), destination or mode of transportation, or cancellation or postponement of the entire trip.  Changes may be caused by weather or any other unforeseen event, government-imposed travel restrictions or advisories or acts of God.

BSSC is not responsible for additional costs which may be incurred as a result of these situations, such as, but not limited to, making own arrangements to get home, extra hotel nights and/or separate hotel nights, nor is it responsible for full or partial refunds if these circumstances lead to reduced ski time or activities that are part of the trip package or a reduction in the duration of the trip itself.

If a travel ban occurs due to Covid-19 or other pandemic, there is no cash refund, BUT, the trip will be postponed until 2026.

Trip Amenities

  • Ski-in / Ski-Out
  • Mountain View
  • Spa

From $4860 air included

Price increases $150 on August 1, 2024. $600 deposit due at registration. Price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single and Triple Occupancy rooms for additional fee, as available.

Dates:

  • February 13, 2025 - February 24, 2025 

Location

  • Niseko, Japan

Travel Method

  • Mask group

    Air

Activity Type

  • contact icno

    Bryan Hickey
    Assistant Travel Director
    bryan@bssc.com
    (617) 789-4070 x744

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Room Pricing & Arrangements

Price is per person based on double occupancy. Single rooms options for additional fees as available.


Standard Double

Occupancy: 2

Standard room, double occupancy.


Single Room

Occupancy: 1

Additional cost of $1800 as available.

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Things to know

Frequently Asked Questions
On weekends and vacations, will there be people to ski with?

From intermediate to advanced, chances are very good there will be many people that ski at your level. The trip leader/s will arrange for those interested to ski together on the first morning to match up with same-level ability. Beginners may want to sign up for lessons.

What are the demographics on BSSC trips?

In general, BSSC trips are designed for adults, 21 or older.*
For overnight travel the ages range from twenties to fifties, with a mix of couples, groups of friends, and singles travelling solo. Sometimes the more adventurous or strenuous the activity, the younger the crowd might skew. With exotic or more costly arrangements, you are likely to find a few more “well-seasoned travelers” mixed in as they check off their bucket list! BSSC trips are about us taking care of all the details, so you can just enjoy yourself, and perhaps experience something new, with like-minded people.

*The participation of minors is considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Ski & Travel Director. Minors are permitted on BSSC Day Ski & Snowboard trips. Check the day ski trip policies for more details.

Is it easy to go on a BSSC trip by myself?

Yes! BSSC makes it easy and economical for the solo traveler. Our lodging options are spelled out clearly for each trip giving you the choice of room that best fits your needs.

What are the rooming arrangements for overnight weekend and vacation trips?

BSSC traditionally offers “minimum occupancy”. Whether in a hotel or condo, it is typically two per room, and you each get your own bed. Nobody has to sleep on a pullout or rollaway. Select trips may also offer lower prices for triple and quad occupancy.

Single rooms may be available upon request for an additional fee. If traveling solo, we will match you with a roommate of the same gender and approximate age, or you may request to room with a friend or significant other of any gender.

For overnight weekend and vacation trips, how far in advance do I need to register?

For BSSC overnight travel, booking 3-4 weeks in advance is recommended. For week-long vacations, book early to guarantee your spot and get the best rates. Ski vacations are usually announced in the summer at a $100-$150 savings. Check each trip for specific deadlines and policies. The closer the travel date, the more complex and costly it might be to procure accommodations and/or airfare.

Can I get my own air and book land only with BSSC?

Yes, most BSSC ski vacations may be booked without air from Boston. Before you book any portion of your vacation, call us for a quote and to discuss your possible flight schedule. If our trip includes transfers, you will need to coordinate times to meet the BSSC group or be responsible for getting yourself to the resort.

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