8 Days Hokkaido Basic Snowboarding Course


8 Days Basic Snowboarding Course in Tomamu / Furano, Hokkaido, Japan

The snow in Hokkaido offers the most premium venue to all snow sports. The condition of the snow is perfect for both the beginners to expert riders. The experiences of the basic course are a discovery journey by itself to learn and experience the beauty and excitement of winter sports. It can be a life changing experience for you. The lesson plan for the basic course is carefully thought out to ensure member to pick up the new skill progressively and evidently.

The course is instructional, interactive and experiential in nature following a progressive teaching approach to the newly learnt skills. Our trainer from Singapore will ensure to facilitate ‘teachable moments’ in the entire duration of the course.

Course Date: 10-17 Feb, 17-24 Feb, 24 Feb-03 Mar, 03-10 Mar, 10-17 Mar 2019

The course itinerary is divided into three different phases:

1) Preparation Phase
This phase will receive the arrival of the member in Hokkaido and follow by a short drive travelling up to the Central Hokkaido, Tomamu. This phase includes:
a) Cold environment adjustment
b) Ration procurement
c) Local culture appreciation
d) Layering principles

2) Learning and Execution Phase
This phase involves introduction to basic snowboarding skill and techniques to teach participant to develop the new muscle memory motor skills in using equipment such as snowboarding boots, bindings, board, helmet, gloves, etc. At the end of the day, a series of lessons will be conducted to further enhance the participants with theoretical knowledge of snowboarding.

3) Consolidation Phase
This is the final phase where the member will put everything they have learned into practice. The key to this phase is patience equals to rider safety.

Day 01 (Sat) Arrival at New Chitose international airport
– Pick up transport to Chitose city (千歳市)
– Pre-trip briefing
– Welcome Address
– Overnight at Chitose city

Day 02 (sun) Drive to Tomamu (Estimated drive time: 1.5 to 2 hours)
– After breakfast, drive to Tomamu – Arrive at late morning, settle in
– Introduction to Snowboarding
– Beginner progression; warm up
– Snowboarding and equipment
– safety and Risk assessment on site
– Walking and one foot gliding on snow (Skating, gliding and climbing)
– Straight running
– Night lesson: Understanding snowboard and its set up
– Overnight in Tomamu/ Furano

Day 03 (Mon) Snowboarding Session 1 (about 6 to 8 hours)
– Warm up
– Directional change (J-turn)
– Two-footed orientation
– Lift riding (Handle tow; Magic carpet, Platter lift; Chair lift)
– Night lesson (2): Understanding SB stance (COM; Vertical; Lateral; Longitudinal; Rotational movement)
– Overnight in Tomamu/ Furano

Day 04 (Tue) Snowboarding Session 2 (about 6 to 8 hours)
– Warm up
– Side slipping
– Floating / Falling leaf
– Skidded traverse
– Garland (toe side; heel side) – ‘C’ turn
– Linking skidded turn / ‘S’ turn
– Night lesson (3): Learning to turn (focusing on the stance) – Mastering the turns (Initiation-Control- Completion & Preparation)
– Overnight in Tomamu/ Furano

Day 05 (Wed) Snowboarding Session 3 (about 6 to 8 hours)
– Warm up
– Mastering the turn: Turn sizes – Open and closed turns
– Night lesson (4): Night ride
– Overnight in Tomamu/ Furano

Day 06 (Thu) Snowboarding Session 4
– Warm up
– Consolidation
– Overnight in Tomamu/ Furano

Day 07 (Fri) Return to Chitose City (Estimated drive: 1.5 to 2 hours)
– R & R

Day 08 Departure
Head for New Chitose Airport for flight home

 08 Days Basic Snowboarding Course, Hokkaido

LAND Price per person in SGD: $ 2,300/-

Tour Code: JP-BSCH_08

Course Date: 10-17 Feb, 17-24 Feb, 24 Feb-03 Mar, 03-10 Mar, 10-17 Mar 2019
Min 2 pax Max 8 pax
LAND Price includes

  • Preparation before the trip
  • Snowboarding training by one certified instructor from Singapore
  • Vehicle transportation
  • Accommodation for 7 nights

Price excludes

  • All airfare + taxes
  • All Rail Pass
  • Other transport not mentioned
  • All meals
  • All other entrance fees or tour not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal winter wear (outer shell, gloves, beanie, etc)
  • Gear rental (Snow board, bindings, helmet and boots)

Upon confirmation, please make a deposit of $1500 per person complete with registration online.
Balance payment to be made 30 days before departure.

Depending on your reserved date, participant has to confirm at least 60 days before the stated date of the journey.

All participants must undergo medical checks by an approved Medical Officer and declare their medical status on the our Registration Form. X-Trekkers and their partner have the rights to endorse the participants’ medical fitness for the course.

Cancellation & Refund Policy
Upon the payment, the trip is confirmed. However, you may cancel you participation to the expedition on the following basis:
– X-Trekkers reserves the right to retain 50% of the full fee if the cancellation is made between 59 days prior to the trip commencement date.
– Any cancellations made within 29 days to the trip commencement date, a non- refundable of the full fee (100%) will be absorbed by X-Trekkers.

The meals are excluded in this course. Ration can be purchased at local supermarket or convenient stores. Breakfast can be self-prepared. Lunch and Dinner can be self-prepared or eat-in at various restaurants within Furano and Tomamu. The meals are mainly Japanese cuisine. Muslim or vegetarian participants can request for vegetarian and non-pork dishes. Please do bring along your own favourite local delights.