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NISEKO 22/23

The Niseko Experience

Designed for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels

We bring you from sunny Singapore to snowy Niseko. The Niseko Experience is an 8D7N fully hosted ski & snowboard travel experience designed for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels. From beginners to experts, you will get to meet people of your ability level to conquer the mountains together. You’ll be spoilt for choice with a fully planned itinerary that extends beyond Grand Hifaru

Our hosts know Niseko inside out

With seasons under our belt, our hosts know Niseko inside out & we want to share a side of it that you would never otherwise see in other ski & snowboarding trips. From untouched powder runs to the best bars & hidden onsens, we’ve got you covered. What’s more, ready your appetite as we recommend you to the most sought-after restaurants in Niseko each night.

We decide, you enjoy the ride

Our team of hosts will monitor the weather each day to decide on the destination with the best conditions so all you have to do is kick back, relax and enjoy the ride.Whether travelling solo or with a group of friends, you will come as strangers and leave as friends bound together by a shared love for adventure, skiing & snowboarding.

Location

Trip Dates

Suitable Levels

Our Hosted Experience

Why travel with The Ride Side?

The Ride Side specializes in social travel ski trips to some of the world’s best ski resorts. Our trips are designed for everyone & all ability levels. Whether travelling solo, with a friend or in a group, there is no minimum number! Just book a single slot and join a group of likeminded travelers for a week of skiing & snowboarding. Our concept makes ski travel easy for you – with accommodation, transport, gear, lessons and dining options all planned & booked. All you gotta do is show up!

Why hosted trips?

On all of our hosted experiences, our team of friendly and passionate hosts will be with you throughout your trip. Regardless of your skill level, we will to show you around, both on and off the slopes, to ensure you experience only the best of each destination resort.

To top it off, we add a social element into the mix to create an unforgettable experience. You will be travelling with a group of spirited individuals who share a passion for adventure, nature and travel. We aim to give you the opportunity to create lasting memories & friendships that will define what it means to live freely and be in the moment.

Discover the best spots with our daily mountain orientation

We decide, you enjoy the ride

Our team will monitor the weather each day to decide on the destination with the best conditions so all you have to do is kick back, relax and enjoy the ride.

The Ride Side’s team of hosts will guide you around our favourite spots around the piste, park and pow runs. To fully enjoy our guiding sessions throughout the trip, we recommend that you are able to navigate your way and make turns down green slopes comfortably.

* Mountain orientation will require a minimum (green terrain) riding standard

Niseko Highlights

Our Japan powder experience in the heart of Niseko

Why Niseko? 

Niseko has been Japan’s most popular ski resort for years with the reputation of being one of the snowiest places on Earth. The perfect combination of consistent snow quality, incredible ski terrain, world class amenities and endless mouth-watering gastronomical options make this incredible ski resort a must do if you are thinking of experiencing ski & snowboarding trips with Japan’s finest powder.

Experience the 6 resorts of Niseko + Rusutsu

In just one week, you will experience all of Niseko – Grand Hirafu, Annupuri, Niseko Village, Hanazono, Moiwa as well as Rusutsu, another world class ski resort in Hokkaido. From beginner groomed runs to intermediate off-piste terrain ad advanced secret backcountry lines, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 

 

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Japan's best powder

Experience the best powder snow and understand why Niseko has been rated amongst the world's best resorts to ski

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Suitable terrain for all

Whether you're a beginner or expert, you'll have a wide range of slopes to explore that will suit your riding level perfectly

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Cafes, Bars & Onsens

Need a break in between your runs? You'll be spoilt for choice with an abundance of cafes, restaurants and bars both on and off the mountain.

Niseko Lift Map

THE FULL EXPERIENCE

Availability, Dates & Pricing

All trips are 8D7N, Sat - Sat

Week 1: 17 - 24 Dec 2022
19 SLOTS LEFT
Week 2: 24 - 31 Dec 2022
7 SLOTS LEFT
Week 3: 31 Dec - 7 Jan 2023
4 SLOTS LEFT
Week 4: 7 - 14 Jan 2023
8 SLOTS LEFT
Week 5: 14 - 21 Jan 2023
22 SLOTS LEFT
Week 6: 21 - 28 Jan 2023
1 SLOT LEFT
Week 7: 28 Jan - 4 Feb 2023
1 SLOT LEFT
Week 8: 4 - 11 Feb 2023
SOLD OUT
Week 9: 11 - 18 Feb 2023
2 SLOTS LEFT
Week 10: 18 - 25 Feb 2023
11 SLOTS LEFT
Week 11: 25 Feb - 4 Mar 2023
16 SLOTS LEFT
Week 12: 4 - 11 Mar 2023
22 SLOTS LEFT
Week 13: 11 - 18 Mar 2023
26 SLOTS LEFT

Prices are in Singapore Dollars nett

Twin Room

with ensuite toilet

  • Lift tickets are not included
  • Minimum age of 18yrs required
  • Rooms are mixed gender. Female-only rooms available on request.

$1,990 / pax

Triple Room

with ensuite toilet

  • Lift tickets are not included
  • Minimum age of 18yrs required
  • Rooms are mixed gender. Female-only rooms available on request.

$1,690 / pax

Quad Room

with ensuite toilet

  • Lift tickets are not included
  • Minimum age of 18yrs required
  • Rooms are mixed gender. Female-only rooms available on request.

$1,590 / pax

* Excludes

Why are lift tickets not included?

  • Lift tickets are not included as we will be taking the group to explore a variety of ski slopes around the Niseko area, these include Grand Hirafu, Annupuri, Niseko Village, Hanazono, Moiwa and Rusutsu. In order the show you the best of each resort, our guides on the ground will monitor the weather each day and will decide which ski area to take you to for the best experience. Due to this, we will have a flexible itinerary and will not be able to pre-book lift tickets. We will take you to purchase lift tickets daily at each resort.

This will also help you save more if you decide to take any rest days in between.

ADD ON AVAILABLE  – Rental Equipment & Lessons

Option to book your gear rentals and lessons will be available as an add-on after you make your booking at a later date. Feel free to get in touch with us if you require any advice with these reservations

Package Highlights

Why do people join The Ride Side's hosted experiences instead of free & easy trips?

Daily AM Mountain Orientation with the group

Unfamiliar with Niseko’s terrain? Our team will introduce each ski resort to you, advise suitable runs and show you our favourite secret spots every morning. You will not have to figure out the best runs and the best spots to send it, practice or cruise on! What’s more, we get solo travellers and people of all skill levels on the trip. We will be splitting the group up according to skill level to ensure that you will be able to find people at your skill level to shred or practice with!

TRS Transport to Onsens & Restaurants

Get chauffeured to and from ski slopes, restaurants, onsens and other attractions in Niseko daily. Saves you the hassle and danger of driving on icy, mountain roads with low visibility – we’ve got you covered here!

Restaurants will be reserved daily for dinners so you don’t have to queue up in the cold!

Last transport back to the slopes will be discussed with the group and the hosts!

Explore Niseko & Beyond

Experience all of Niseko – Grand Hirafu, Annupuri, Niseko Village, Hanazono, as well as Moiwa & Rusutsu within the comforts of being guided, planned and taken care of by our team of hosts!

All you have to do is enjoy yourself on the mountains, shredding!

Fully Hosted & Planned Trip

Our passionate team of hosts will be with you throughout the trip, on and off the slopes. No more having to figure out the best spots to be at in Niseko’s microclimatic weather. We will be monitoring the conditions on a daily basis and helping the group to decide the best place to be for the day – a service just for our guests.

For extra convenience, restaurant reservations will also be made for the group for dinners, but you can opt to cook in the lodge/ head elsewhere!

Accomodation

The Ride Side’s winter lodge for the season at Kabayama, Hirafu

In The Heart of Niseko

Our lodge will be located in the Hirafu district of Niseko and just minutes away from Grand Hirafu Ski Resort. In the heart of town, we’ll be in close proximity to Niseko’s renowned restaurants, cafes & bars.

Your accommodation in Niseko will be a mix of private twin rooms & shared 3-4 bedroom configurations, furnished by MUJI. Each room comes with an ensuite bathroom, shower, flat screen tv & WIFI connection.

For those who have your own personal ski & snowboard equipment, you’ll have access to secure ski storage.

Niseko Itinerary

What you can expect on and off slopes

Arrive at New Chitose Airport, gather at the designated meeting point in the airport and we’ll head to Niseko 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 Niseko’s ski areas and attractions. You may also wish to head to the grocery stores in the ski village to stock up for the week!

Airport Shuttle Pick-up schedule*:

  • Shuttle Departure: 3PM (CTS – Niseko)

*Shuttle timings subjected to change based on available flight schedules.

  • Shuttle Duration: Approx 3hrs
  • Flight recommendation: 
    • To arrive at New Chitose Airport by 12pm
  • You may also choose to fly in a day earlier on Friday to spend 1 night at the CTS airport onsen/ Sapporo City – then take the shuttle with your group on Sat at 3PM

  • The lodge in Niseko will only be available for check in/out on a Sat-Sat basis

Each morning, our team will check weather conditions and decide on the ideal ski area for the day. Ski resorts include Annupuri, Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village, Hanazono & Moiwa. Our itinerary also includes a highly anticipated day trip out to the award winning Rusutsu ski resort. 

The riding ability of each guest will also be assessed & we will advise you on the best runs to take on for the most fun in each resort. Throughout the week, we will be providing mountain orientation on-piste, in the side country as well as find powder stashes off piste.

For those who are confident, adventurous and keen to explore more, you will also get the chance to venture through the famed ‘Gates’ of Niseko, as well as ascend to the peak of Niseko. It is at the very top where you’ll be able to access the best powder runs Niseko is has to offer. 

Excited about Niseko’s japanese food-fare? Our team always looks forward to recommending you the best lunch spots at each ski resort,  to ensure you taste only the best of Niseko. The hardcore riders are free to shred through lunch.

At the end of each day, dinner is free & easy. You will have the option of dining out at a wide selection of restaurants and bars, all minutes away from the accommodation, or cooking in your apartment, with a fully equipped kitchen. Grocery stores are also conveniently located minutes away to get all your grocery needs.

Before you know it, Saturday would have come again and it’s time to say goodbye. Enjoy your final day in Niseko, bid farewell to friends new & old and you’ll make your way to your next destination. We will be leaving together on the airport shuttle bus to New Chitose Airport

Airport Shuttle Pick-up schedule*:

  • Shuttle departure: 8AM (Niseko – Sapporo/ New Chitose Airport)

*Shuttle timings subjected to change based on available flight schedules.

  • Shuttle Duration: Approx 3hrs
  • Flight recommendation:
    • Shuttle 1: To depart New Chitose Airport after 1pm
  • You may also take the shuttle on Day 8 (sat) and then choose to fly out a day later on Sunday to spend 1 night at the CTS airport onsen/ Sapporo City

  • The lodge in Niseko will only be available for check in/out on a Sat-Sat basis

Choose Your Niseko Experience

2 Programmes For All Skill Levels

We have designed 2 programmes in Niseko 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 with these 2 programmes, specially designed for your skill level.  Both programmes are suitable for individuals, friends and families. 

Choose from booking a single spot for solo travellers, a private room for couples or an entire 4 pax bedroom for friends and families.

Daily Hosted Mountain Guiding

Beginners - Advanced

Learn to Snowboard in 7 Days

First Timers & Beginners

Niseko Beginner Snowboard Camp

Share the same trip with your friends of different skill levels

The 2 programmes will be run concurrently with each other, with all participants of both programmes in the same accommodation apartment. 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.

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