A fully hosted ski & snowboard travel adventure designed for all ability levels – come as strangers and leave as friends!
Similar to our popular Niseko experience, the Aomori Experience offers you the same ski & snowboard adventure travel concept with a group of like minded travellers, but with an exotic twist.
Let us show you a side of Japan, still undiscovered by the rest of the world. While ski resorts are relatively smaller and more local, this region boasts a collection of mountains with distinct terrain characteristics and experiences that they offer. They all have one thing in common though – they become an absolute powder haven in winter with relatively untracked runs everywhere you look. With terrain suitable for everyone, Aomori might fast become your favourite region to ski and snowboard in Japan.
Unfamiliar with Aomori’s varied terrain? Our team of hosts will head out with the group each morning to explore the slopes, advise suitable runs for your skill level, and show you our favourite secret spots that will leave you falling in love with Aomori.
On a daily basis, we will be split the group up according to skill level, ensuring that you find people at your skill level to shred and push your boundaries with, led by our hosts giving tips and tricks, daily!
If you are still fairly new to the mountains, our hosts will be with you daily to ensure you feel safe & reassured at all times on the mountains and never get left behind. Avoid making the painful mistakes of getting lost or taking runs too difficult for your ability.
We rode with the locals and got shown the secret spots that tourists will never find. We want to show you the amazing sights that we have experienced and invite you along this journey with us. We dare you – addiction to powder is real.
Our home base and the perfect all round resort with something to offer for everyone of all skill levels. From long cruisy piste runs to endless powder tree lines and unique a snowsurf terrain park with a halfpipe, Aomori spring has all you need to make it a season to remember.
Needless to say, Hakkoda will be the highlight of your trip! Experience riding along side the mythical tree monsters of Tohoku and prepare yourself for one of the most surreal snow experiences you will ever encounter.
*Important*: Skiing and snowboarding in off-piste terrain is required to ride amongst the tree monsters. For those not confident, your hosts will advise alternative routes for you in Hakkoda. You will still be able to take a scenic ropeway up to see the tree monsters in person, without riding down.
We will take you to a truly amazing secret resort that will leave you breathless on a powder day. While slightly smaller than the rest, this resort has very interesting combination of runs for both advanced - beginner skill levels.
For the advanced riders, you will get to experience some of the steepest terrain you will find in Japan. A treat riding down the steeps on a powder day.
For intermediates and beginners, you will find terrain ideal for practicing your turns and carves, as well as some easy powder runs for your to get your first taste of 'floating' on pow.
Experience The Ride Side difference with a team of dedicated travel hosts showing you around on and off the slopes. Leave the driving, planning, logistics and tough parts to us in our home ground – you don’t have to figure anything out. Trusted and loved by thousands of travellers since 2015! Come experience the convenience, stoke and expertise we offer on the slopes!
You’ll ride, eat, drink, and hang out with these newfound companions through the week, forging friendships that will last a lifetime alongside these like-minded travellers. After all, everyone here shares a common goal: to create unforgettable memories on the mountain.
See the awe-inspiring snow monsters—enchanting, frost-covered trees standing tall like mystical creatures in a winter wonderland. Get first hand experience riding through this magical terrain. Best part - no hiking required.
Take a break from the mountains and take in the sights and culture with a half day out to the city with your crew!
The best part of Aomori is in it's relatively undiscovered location. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Ski-in ski-out convenience with full amenities just right at the base of the slopes.
Your accommodation in Aomori will be at Rockwood Hotel by the foot of Aomori Springs resort. This deluxe hotel comes with twin rooms with full hotel services, an amazing onsen with an outdoor spring bath and a selection of great dining options.
Dine in buffet-style for breakfast and dinner with a wide variety of Japanese and Western dishes, which are regularly replenished with incredibly delicious choices. All-you-can-eat breakfast and dinner to start and end your day.
Head for a full day of skiing/snowboarding and hit the onsen on the ground floor for immediate rejuvenation after—with two distinct pools to choose from, one indoors and one outdoors. Experience the crisp cool outdoors while remaining warm soaking in a hot spring.
Slots are available on a first come first serve basis! Rooms are shared, mix-gender by default, and we will endeavour to group you up in same-gender rooms based on availability and bookings.
Option to book your gear rentals and/or additional lessons will be provided to you after your booking. Feel free to get in touch with us if you require any advice with these reservations.
6 Jan - 13 Jan
13 Jan - 20 Jan
20 Jan - 27 Jan
27 Jan - 3 Feb
3 Feb to 10 Feb
10 Feb to 17 Feb
17 Feb to 24 Feb
24 Feb to 2 Mar
Arrive at Aomori Airport, gather at the designated meeting point in the airport and we’ll head to Aomori Spring ski resort as a group in our dedicated airport shuttle bus. Check in, meet the crew for the week and get cosy as we brief you on Aomiri’s ski areas and itinerary for the week.
Airport Shuttle Pick-up schedule* (AOJ – Aomori Springs):
AOJ Airport (4:00PM)
Shin Aomori Station (4:30PM)
*Shuttle timings are subjected to change based on available flight schedules. If you require shuttles outside this timing, you may let us know to make alternative arrangements
Shuttle Duration: Approx 1.5hrs
To arrive at Aomori Airport by 3PM
To arrive at Shin Aomori Station by 4:15PM
We have designed several programmes in Aomori to cater to all skill levels, from an absolute first timer all the way to advanced riders.
Regardless of your experience, we guarantee you will have a blast, specially designed for your skill level. Both programmes are suitable for individuals, friends and families.
Our programmes will be run concurrently with each other, with all participants of both programmes in the same accommodation.
This allows you to join us as a group of family or friends with different skill levels, while still joining in a programme most suited to your skill level.
You will be together each day and only split up during the daily programme lessons and guiding.