Introducing Hokkaido Powder Belt for all skiers and snowboarders
Hokkaido Mountains pack a recreational punch – Hokkaido Powder Belt
Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido is just a 90-min flight from Tokyo, a mecca for snow sports and perfect for those powder hounds chasing the adventure of a lifetime. Nestled in the mountains of Hokkaido, with an unmatched quality of dry powder snow and tasty terrains, the area caters for all levels of snow sports; from beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders.
The Hokkaido Powder Belt consists of 7 different mountains and world-class ski resorts in central Hokkaido. Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU is a ski-in ski-out resort which owns a private ski area with 29 trails. Other ski areas include Kamui Ski Links, Asahidake, Kurodake, Mount Racey, Furano Ski Resort and Sahoro Resort. Each mountain ski area can be easily accessed from Hoshino Resorts and boasts high quality powder snow along with a diverse range of terrains and slopes catering for all levels of snow sports. Trails range from groomed runs and powder runs to tree skiing.
Convenient and easy access when staying at Hoshino Resorts
Located on the lower east side of the Powder Belt of Hokkaido, the ski-in ski-out resort, Tomamu is the hub for Powder Belt ski tours. Mount Racey, Furano Ski Resort and Sahoro Resort are all accessible in under 1.5 hours by car or bus from Tomamu.
Hoshino Resorts OMO7 Asahikawa is another option to explore more ski mountains. Kamui Ski Links, Asahidake and Kurodake are all accessible within 1.5 hours by car or bus. The lodging offered at both Hoshino Resorts is designed for skiers and snowboarders seeking the ultimate convenience on their holiday. Using these resorts as a hub allows skiers and snowboarders to fully enjoy a wide variety of world-class ski areas in Hokkaido, Japan.
Unique ski activities in the Hokkaido Power Belt
Riki Japow Guide: Tours by Riki – who became the world’s first freestyle ski instructor at Whistler in 2000 and is one of the leading experts on freestyle skiing. He will take skiers on an unforgettable hidden backcountry adventure.
CAT Tour: Tomamu’s exclusive Snowcat service offers professionally guided backcountry skiing and snowboarding in pristine untouched powder.
Experts Only Powder Area: An area controlled by the resort that is restricted to advanced skiers only, enabling them to enjoy safe freeriding.
About Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU
Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU is the most family-friendly ski resort in Japan. It is particularly renowned for its high-quality powder snow, with 29 trails offering great variety for skiers of all levels. There are two ski-in / ski-out hotels on the property which are the 5-star all-suite hotel ‘RISONARE Tomamu’ and the 4-star hotel, ‘Tomamu The Tower’.
About Hoshino Resorts OMO7 Asahikawa
OMO, the fourth brand of Hoshino Resorts is launched its first property, OMO7 Asahikawa, Hokkaido on April 28th, 2018. Asahikawa is in a prime location for day trips to Hokkaido ‘must-sees’ such as Furano and Biei, and tasty restaurants and other shops brimming with local spirit. Friendly service will make you feel right at home here in the heart of Hokkaido.
About Hoshino Resorts
Hoshino Resorts, the leading hotel management company in Japan, was founded in 1904 as a forestry business in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The company was rebranded by the current CEO, Yoshiharu Hoshino in 1995 as Hoshino Resorts and it has since expanded across Japan with a focus on local culture and tradition. Hoshino Resorts has developed three separate hospitality brands: flagship HOSHINOYA, KAI, RISONARE, and OMO. Hoshino Resorts now operates 35 properties around Japan, and 2 properties overseas (in Tahiti and Bali).