NISEKO, JAPAN

JANUARY 24th-31st 2020

WOMENS ADVENTURE RETREAT

RIDE THE BEST POWDER ON THE PLANET WITH LIKEMINDED WOMEN

THIS IS AN ALL WOMENS ADVENTURE RETREAT WHERE WE AIM TO DIP A LITTLE DEEPER THAN THE NORM. WE FOCUS ON CREATING A SAFE SPACE WHERE YOU CAN SHED B.S AND BE YOURSELF. WE TUNE INTO THE PRSNT MOMENT OFTEN, BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THIS IS WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS. THROUGH THE WEEK WE WILL RIDE ENDLESS POWDER, DIP DAILY IN OUR HEALING ONSEN (HOT SPRING), EAT, LAUGH, CRY, LOVE, FEEL & PRACTICE TO SHED IDENTIFICATION WITH THE MIND. WANNA REINVENT, REFUEL OR SIMPLY JUST SHRED GOOD POWDER AND CONNECT WITH OTHER LIKEMINDED WOMEN? THEN THIS IS THE RETREAT FOR YOU

 

TICKETS

***PAYMENT PLANS availableduring the checkout process, with no additional fees! Lift tickets + Lunches not included as so many clients have IKON/EPIC passes and we will also be touring. The snow will be our guide and those costs will depend on the best option each day.


THE PRSNT NISEKO LODGE

5 STAR LODGING WITH PRIVATE ONSEN IN THE HEART OF NISEKO

Mins from town, surrounded by rivers and forest.

Mins from town, surrounded by rivers and forest.

PRIVATE ONSEN INDOOR & OUTDOOR

PRIVATE ONSEN INDOOR & OUTDOOR

 We know that getting enough sleep is the key to being your most vibrant, energized self. We also know everyone comes to Japan in the Winter for powder and onsen (hot springs). We will be supplying best of both worlds. Our accomodation has a private onsen, the only one in Niseko to our knowledge. That means everyday you will surely have the time to soak up the local hot springs, in the comfort of our private lodge.


RETREAT INCLUDES

THE POWDER IS THIS WAY —>>

THE POWDER IS THIS WAY —>>

  • 7 NIGHTS OF 5 STAR NISEKO LODGING WITH PRIVATE ONSEN INDOOR & OUTDOOR!!!

  • 4 DAYS OF LIFT ASSISTED POWDER ADVENTURES IN LEGENDARY HOKKAIDO AREA (BOTH SNOWBOARDERS AND SKIERS ARE WELCOME) *LIFT TICKETS NOT INCLUDED

  • DAY TRIPS TO A LOCAL MTNS:MOIWA, RUSUTSU, KIRORO, KOKUSAI (NEARBY MOUNTAIN) or the BACKCOUNTRY

  • EXPLORE ALL 4 RESORTS AT NISEKO AND BEYOND WITH WORLD CLASS SNOWBOARDERS KJERSTI BUAAS & CHANELLE SLADICS. ENDLESS, EASY ACCESS TERRAIN. NATURAL FEATURES. POWDER HEAVEN

  • DAILY MEDITATION GUIDED BY YOUR PRSNT HOSTS KJERSTI AND CHANELLE

  • SIMPLE, NUTRITIOUS BREAKFAST BAR AT OUR PRIVATE LODGE

  • 4 TRADITIONAL JAPANESE DINNERS + 2 NON-JAPANESE DINNER

  • ACCESS TO SUPERFOOD SNACKS FROM OUR PARTNERS AND ORGANIC TEA LOUNGE

  • TRADITIONAL GREEN TEA CEREMONY

  • GRATITUDE WELCOME DINNER AT PRSNT LODGE

  • INTENTION & GOAL SETTING

  • TECHNOLOGY REDUCED ENVIRONMENT

  • MINDFULNESS X PLAYFUL ENVIRONMENT

  • ACCESS TO PRIVATE ONSEN ALL DAY EVERYDAY

  • GOODIES FROM OUR AMAZING PARTNERS

NOT INCLUDED:

  • LUNCH (we pick up rice triangles or eat Traditional Ramen on hill)

  • LIFT TICKETS (many participants may already be IKON/EPIC pass holders) Also we may all opt to tour the backcountry instead. We will follow the best snow conditions to maximize powder days.

  • 1 DINNERS (We are eating street food during night boarding)

  • CATBOARDING (Only included in the FULL SEND Package- highly suggested, only available first come first serve with cat service, sooner the booking the better the chances of securing a seat)

STREET FOOD & NIGHT RIDING AT GRAND HIRAFU

STREET FOOD & NIGHT RIDING AT GRAND HIRAFU

CAT BOARDING AT HOUSE OF POWDER

CAT BOARDING AT HOUSE OF POWDER

CAT BOARDING

(OPTIONAL FOR AN ADDITIONAL COST)

EXPERIENCE CAT BOARDING AT THE HOUSE OF POWDER

INCLUDES: Private cat all day, transportation, catered lunch + hours and hours in endless Japanese powder!!

AT CHINSENPURI BY HOKKAIDO BACKCOUNTRY CLUB

A TASTE OF PRSNT WOMEN’S ADVENTURE RETREAT

 

NISEKO JAPAN SCHEDULE

DAY 1

Arrival Day (arrive between 5pm-6:30pm) and Opening Ceremony w/Japanese Catered Dinner around 6:30pm.

DAY 2

Breakfast. Everyday Meditation + Mindfulness Techniques.

Shredding Powder at best local resort or splitboarding backcountry with Kjersti Buaas + Chanelle Sladics

Everyday Onsen. Japanese Dinner.

DAY 3

Breakfast. Everyday Meditation + Mindfulness Techniques.

Shredding Powder at best local resort or splitboarding backcountry with Kjersti Buaas + Chanelle Sladics

Everyday Onsen. Delivered Dinner.

DAY 4

Breakfast. Everyday Meditation + Mindfulness Techniques.

Shredding Powder at best local resort or splitboarding backcountry with Kjersti Buaas + Chanelle Sladics

Everyday Onsen. Japanese Dinner.

DAY 5

Breakfast. Everyday Meditation + Mindfulness Techniques.

DAY OFF or Shredding Powder Catboarding guided by Hokkaido Backcountry Club. Another option is buying a ticket and riding locally without guides.

Everyday Onsen. Local Japanese Dinner outside of town at our “secret spot”.

DAY 6

SLEEP IN- slow vibes.

Breakfast. Everyday Meditation + Mindfulness Techniques.

Lunch + Tea Ceremony.

Optional Night boarding in Hirafu + Street Food with Kjersti Buaas + Chanelle Sladics

DAY 7

Breakfast. Everyday Meditation + Mindfulness Techniques.

Shredding Powder at best local resort or splitboarding backcountry with Kjersti Buaas + Chanelle Sladics

Everyday Onsen. Closing Ceremony Japanese Dinner

*Unofficial unscheduled karaoke night ($ not included in package, subject to the vibes desires and the organizing necessary)

DAY 8

Breakfast. Everyday Meditation + Mindfulness Techniques.

Everyday Onsen.

Must be checked out of lodge by 10am. Lodge Shuttle complimentary to local locations, like bus stop to airport.


YOUR HOSTS

AT THE MOMENT THIS IMAGE WAS CAPTURED WE DIDN´T KNOW THAT THIS MEANT “TOILET” IN JAPANESE

AT THE MOMENT THIS IMAGE WAS CAPTURED WE DIDN´T KNOW THAT THIS MEANT “TOILET” IN JAPANESE

We are two weirdos and professional snowboarders, Kjersti Buaas and Chanelle Sladics, hailing from opposite sides of the world. We were attracted to each other for the many passions we share, like outdoor adventures, creating community, an urge to protect our natural playgrounds and living mindful, healthy lifestyles. With the tools, knowledge, and experiences we have gained through our careers as professional athletes, we hope to empower people to integrate long-term commitments and intrinsic motivation towards adopting a healthy lifestyle, self-optimization, wellness, happiness and care for our environment.

A central goal for PRSNT ADVENTURE RETREATS is to inspire as many people as possible to spend time in the elemental outdoors, developing a deeper connection to nature, to each other and to themselves. As traveling nomads for over 15 years, we have seen a lot of incredible places on this earth. To give you the adventure of your life, we have invested a lot of time finding "out of this world" locations for our retreats. We have a feeling that Lofoten and it´s dramatic landscape have that extra edge that will give you the adventure you are seeking deeply in your soul...


Kjersti Østgaard Buaas I 4 x Olympian, Bronze Medalist & Certified Meditation Guide

Kjersti Østgaard Buaas I 4 x Olympian, Bronze Medalist & Certified Meditation Guide

Chanelle Sladics I X Games Medalist & Certified Yogi & Meditation Guide

Chanelle Sladics I X Games Medalist & Certified Yogi & Meditation Guide


FAQ

NEED TIME TO MEDITATE ON THIS?

1. What are my payment options? Can I do a payment plan?

Yes! We accept multiple payment gateways.  If you sign up directly on our page we accept many forms of credit card and a payment plan split into 3 pieces.

2. I need to rent some gear, can I?

Yes!  The Hokaiddo Backcountry Club provides complementary rentals on the 2 days we have booked with them. We have arranged 10% off Rhythm Summit in Hirafu as well. They rent out backcountry packs with probe, shovels, beacons, touring ski, splitboard + skins, etc.  Here is the pricing before discounts: Splitboards ¥7,500/ $68 AVI Pack 5000yen/ $45 Beacon 2,000yen/ $18 Probe 1500yen/ Shovel $14 1500yen/ $14. You can make those arrangements directly and our lodge provides transportation for pickup/dropoff.

3. Is there a shuttle to the lodge from the new chitose airport in sapporo

Yes, in Hirafu and Niseko area. They are many shuttles from the airport to choose from and the pricing is very modest, here is an example: Niseko Bus 4500yen $40.52 USD roundtrip to Hirafu. We can arrange your pickups from there, as soon as you know your travel schedule. The bus is really fun, you stop at an awesome mid station with Japanese street food and usually has wifi.

4. I need an airport hotel for arrival or departure- any suggestions?

Airport Onsen Hotel

Airport Onsen Hotel

Yes! We love this in airport onsen hotel! Cheap, traditional, cosy and as convenient as it gets, as it is in terminal. You even get clothes to dress in and no shoes are allowed. www.new-chitose-airport-onsen.com

5. Can I link up with other campers to arrive or depart with?

Yes!  When you sign up, you are invited to a private facebook and can coordinate traveling together.

6. I am not sure if my skill level is high enough. 

You must be able to navigate yourself with basic speed and confidence down medium to expert terrain in resort slopes and (off piste out of bounds) to ensure safety and ease of travel for your groups, you want to be able to also navigate powder turns in the trees. Japan is typically not very steep and we will also be riding outside the trees, but this is a safe measurement. You can contact us for more details. You do not need to have backcountry experience, but must be able to follow the lead of your guide to keep you safe, so you can focus on the fun from there.

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7. I am coming alone, is that normal?

Absolutely! The majority of our campers fly solo, but as “professional” travelers we will do our best to help guide you with any questions you might have along the way. We are confident that you will go home with some sincerely awesome new sisters in your life.

8. What other costs do I need to be prepared for?

Flights, shuttle to/from Airport, lunches, 2 dinners in town (one night is street food) and any rental gear.


Fine Print

Guests must be capable of skiing even the steepest slopes at resorts in a variety of conditions including deep powder and other off-piste conditions in closely spaced trees.

Travel Insurance
Please make sure that you are properly insured before you leave home!! Common problems are delayed flights, lost baggage and unfortunately injuries. If you are booked on a BDT trip, you will almost certainly be spending some time in the backcountry so please make sure that your insurance covers injuries in the backcountry.

Note: It is Japanese law for foreigners to carry their passports on them at all times. Please bring these along with you on our tours.

Cancellation:  No refunds, please use travel insurance to address cancellation.  May resell your ticket and for a transfer fee of $100.

RENTALS

AVI Packs

On hill we will be riding with AVI gear in resort. Beacon, probe, shovel and a backpack with water and snacks. We have a partner you can rent this with, or we highly suggest bringing it with you to save costs.

We have arranged 10% off Rhythm Summit in Hirafu as well. They rent out backcountry packs with probe, shovels, beacons, touring ski, splitboard + skins, etc. Here is the pricing before discounts: Splitboards ¥7,500/ $68 AVI Pack 5000yen/ $45 Beacon 2,000yen/ $18 Probe 1500yen/ Shovel $14 1500yen/ $14. Please make those arrangements directly and our lodging provider will provide transportation for pickup/dropoff.

What other costs do I need to be prepared for?

Flights, shuttle to/from Airport, lunches, 1 dinners in town street food and any rental gear.



PROFESSIONAL GUIDING SERVICE PARTNER

EXPLORE THE BEST OF HOKKAIDO´S BACKCOUNTRY TERRAIN

From heli drops to cat skiing , resort powder stashes to backcountry tours Hokkaido Backcountry Club has the best guided backcountry skiing and snowboarding tours.

With an average annual snowfall of 15 meters and over 100 ski resorts it is clear why Hokkaido has become one of the top ski destinations in the world. We have spent years sifting through resorts, endless backcountry zones, and sidecountry in search of the best lines, hidden zones, and deepest powder. We then developed the best cat and heli skiing in Hokkaido to provide access to Northern Japan’s best terrain. Our trips range from 1 – 4 days for intermediate to expert skiers and riders.

If you only have a limited time on the island, or you are searching for the ultimate Japan powder adventure sign up for a Hokkaido Backcountry Club guided backcountry tour to guarantee the freshest tracks on your trips. We are Hokkaido’s powder specialists.