Skiing and Snowboarding Adventures

International Ski Trips – Mtn Adventures

 

Where We Go
We currently offer ski trips in the following locations:
Chile, Canada, Japan, Europe, Austria, New Zealand, Alaska and Crested Butte

 

JAPAN

Winter 2013
Legendary Powder of Japan’s North Island, Hokkaido, A well kept secret…

2013 4Adventure-Travel.com will be focusing on Japan. Our hosts Jill and Ross will be living in Niseko, January, February and March. We will be able to design a special vacation package just for you!

We love Japan…ski powder, eat great food and sushi, soak in natural hot springs and visit a unique culture.

Hokkaido is the northern most island in Japan. It is one of the snowiest places on earth. Angle Dust or Diamond Dust is what the locals call it.

NISEKO

At the resort town of Niseko, with upwards of 16 meters of snow and boasts four major ski resorts. Known as the Powder Capital of the World. There are several backcountry gates that provide access to some great backcountry skiing. The variety of terrain you can access both inbounds and through the gate system is mind blowing. Be prepared for snow. It can snow for days on end.

A great aspect of our trip is the accommodations, the Green Leaf Hotel, has its own natural hot springs. The hot springs themselves are fantastic not just for the soaking experience, but for the integration into Japanese onsen culture. There is no better way to relax after a day of powder skiing than with a hot soak from a natural spring.

Japanese take pride in their food. It is one of the highlights of the trip. The hotel has beautiful Japanese food nightly. At times you have no idea what you’re eating, but you know it’s been prepared just right. Being on the bus loop we can also travel into town and dine at the many fine restaurants the resort has to offer.

Our PSO: Powder, Sushi, Osen trips take advantage of the amount of snow, a ski in/ski out with its own hot springs and great Japanese food.

 

DIASETSUZAN NATIONAL PARK

The Diasetsuzan National Park the mountainous region of central Hokkaido.

Trips offered to these destinations are mostly backcountry by nature.

If you like skiing quality powder, eating great, food, soaking in hot springs and don’t mind working for your turns, check out the Diasetsuzan National Park trips.

Niseko

PSO 1

Powder, Sushi, Onsen…Jan. 12-20, 2013

PSO 2

Powder, Sushi, Onsen with Snow Festival…Jan. 31-Feb 8 2013

PSO 3

Powder, Sushi, Onsen…February Break/President’s weekend Feb. 16-24, 2013

Diasetsuzan National Park Area

January Double “Dake” Asahidake and Tokachidake…Jan. 22-30, 2013

Please contact us to speak directly to the ski hosts 303.919.2546…remember we are able to custom design a trip to meet your needs!

TRIP TRAVEL INSURANCE AVAILABLE

Price (per person) most trips include shuttle, breakfast, dinners and lift tickets. Price will vary with size of the group and the number of guides needed. $3,400 to $6,400. Average trip cost $4,700-$5,400. Call 303.919.2546

PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INFORMATION It gets cold in Hokkaido, really cold. Last year we hiked and skied in several days of 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The correct equipment is essential and there were many times when we hiked with our down jackets on. You must be prepared for the cold and have experience backcountry skiing before joining this trip. It also snows a lot, so your gear will need to withstand a snowstorm and dry out overnight. A thermos of hot liquid is essential, so pack a thermos that you can fill each morning. Camelbacks are not recommended as they often freeze. Bring water bottles instead. Fat skis are the key to skiing really deep powder and a minimum of 100 mm under foot with skins to match is highly recommended. You must be a level 8-9 skier and be able to ski continuous powder turns. Also, your fitness level should be such that you are able to hike several laps during the course of the day. The days can be physically demanding so plan ahead and train accordingly in order to get the most out of this trip. …you will never ski lighter and dryer powder in your life!!!!

 

Backcountry Ski Trips

Fresh Tracks…there are a few ways to get them. One way is to take a helicopter or snow cat, and lastly you can hike for your turns.

Backcountry skiing has been the biggest growth area of the ski industry now for a couple of years. It’s not only the equipment that’s allowing us to do so, but the realization that the “up” is an important part of the whole skiing experience, as well as the down.

Japan’s Backcountry Trips to the central North Island offers the lightest snow on earth.

Our European Ski Trips have an element of backcountry skiing. We always hire local UIAGM guides.

 

 

CANADA
Heli Skiing


Heli-skiing in the heart of the Canadian Rockies for 5 days of powder skiing. This a unique opportunity to gather some friends for an unforgettable skiing trip.

“Cariboo Lodge is the finest mountain lodge in the Cariboo Range. The Cariboo Mountains beg to be skied, offering both extensive alpine runs and phenomenal tree skiing. The numerous safe and obvious drop-offs and pickups for the helicopter offer our guests access to a wide range of runs. Consistently high levels of snowfall in the North Thompson Valley ensure the Cariboos enjoy prime Heli-Skiing conditions until very late in the season.” CMH
“The terrain of the Cariboos is an amalgamation of all the different kinds of features that make up great skiing: the long, powder-cloaked old-growth forests, steep serpentine ridgelines, friendly glades, rock-edged couloirs, undulating glaciers, planar mountain faces and chaotic combinations of all of the above.” Topher Donahue

DAILY OVERVIEW
Arrival day, fly into Calgary International airport, stay at the Delta Calgary airport hotel.
CMH ground transportation to the Heli pad and a Heli ride to the Cariboo Lodge
5 days of Heli-skiing with CMH
Ski a half day at the Cariboo lodge and take a shuttle back to the Delta Calgary airport hotel for the night.
Departure day.
PRICES
$7200 to $8,500 (per person) depending on group size.
Trip includes:
Two nights at the Delta Calgary Airport Hotel
Breakfast on Day 1
Ground transportation with CMH vans, between airport hotel and Cariboo heli pad
Four nights’ accommodation and meals at the Cariboo Lodge
Five days Heli- skiing with Certified guides
Training in the use of avalanche transceivers
Use of CMH guest pack with shovel and probe
Use of K2 or Atomic powder skis
Five days skiing with your host

 

CHILE
SUMMER 2013 SKI ADVENTURE  

Call for dates or arrange a private trip!  Arrival to Santiago, shuttle to Valle Nevado, Hotel Puerta Del Sol  Skiing Valle Nevado and surrounding areas  Check out, last day of skiing, shuttle back to Santiago for late departures  Alternative departure day  Valle Nevado offers access to the largest skiable domain in South America: nearly 7,000 acres. With such a vast amount of terrain the resort caters to all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Valle Nevado boasts 80% sunny days, but because of the resort’s high altitude and orientation the quality of Valle Nevado’s snow remains in optimum conditions.  The two neighboring and connected ski resorts of La Parva and El Colorado allow for even more skiable acreage, so there is plenty to ski and see.  Skiing in the summer may seem like a decadent addition to your ski vacation time, but it is a great way to stay current on all that you learned last season. Instead of being off snow for a whole year, a mid summer tune up keeps the muscle memory of what happened last season, and when you hit the slopes in winter you can pick up where you left off.  Our accommodation, the Hotel Puerta Del Sol is located right on the slopes of Valle Nevado and has many amenities. It will serve as our home away from home for a week in the South American Andes.  DAILY OVERVIEW  Arrive in Santiago and shuttle to Valle Nevado, staying at the Hotel Puerta Del Sol  Day 1, Warm up those ski legs, skiing Valle Nevado  Day 2, Skiing and exploring Valle Nevado  Day 3, Skiing our favorite finds at Valle Nevado  Day 4, Venturing off and exploring the neighboring resorts of La Parva and El Colorado  Day 5, Another day exploring La Parva and El Colorado  Day 6, Skiing the best of the best we have found in Valle Nevado, La Parva and El Colorado  Day 7, After checking out, skiing our final day, getting a few more turns in before making our way back to Santiago for departures.

Prices vary on group size and high or low season.  $4400 (per person) group of 8 to $5500 (per person) group of 4  Additional $800 single occupancy.  Trip includes:  Transport shuttle between Santiago and Valle Nevado  Accommodation for 7 nights at the Hotel Puerta Del Sol  Breakfasts and dinners for 7 days  Lift tickets for 7 days of skiing  Skiing with your hosts!

Does not include:  Airfare, Accommodation in Santiago, Lunches, Alcohol, Meals in Santiago and in transit

 


 

Europe
Skiing in Europe is one of those things that have to be experienced. We focus on two regions that we feel truly represent the best of European skiing.
Chanonix offers big mountain skiing in some even bigger terrain. With five major resorts to choose from and some off piste skiing that will blow your mind it offers terrain we don’t get in North America. The towns excellent restaurants, shops and back drop are second to none and the options and places you can access make this a must do trip.
St Anton offers equally stunning views in a beautiful high mountain setting. Considered to be the “cradle of skiing”, the rich cultural feel is still very much preserved within the town. Unlike Chamonix there are not glaciers in the St Anton area, so the terrain you can access through the interconnected lift system is huge.
Beyond the skiing, the European mountain culture has developed over hundreds of years. Small mountain villages and chalets dot the landscape and offer some of Europe’s finest food. Providing regional specialties these mountain chalets have been in operation since skiing was invented. Many of these places you ski to for lunch, while others are tucked away in the basement of a chalet.
The massive trams, 8 pack heated detachable chairs, and train system give you an amazing selection of terrain. Throw in a UIAGM certified local guide for two days and the possibilities are endless.

EUROPE SKI TRIPS

St Anton, Austrian Alps

The Chamonix Valley, France

Haute Route, France & Switzerland

Berner Oberland, Switzerland

Classical Finland

Austria
St Anton: Austrian Alps Adventure
Being a part of the Arlberg mountain range, skiing in St. Anton offers an extensive amount of groomed terrain and a resort height of 1,300m, with a top elevation of 2,800m. Skiing in the St. Anton region offers a huge variety to terrain. There are steep challenging runs as well as a wide choice of intermediate and advanced runs, and some of the best off-piste skiing in Austria.
The traditional Tyrolean village is attractive and picturesque, with a well-equipped pedestrian centre and a wide choice of shops and accommodation catering for those on a skiing holiday.
We will spend the first three days getting our St Anton ski legs, skiing perhaps the Vallugagrat to the village of St. Christoph or exploring Zurs, Lech, Stuben, St. Christoph, Sonnenkopf (Klösterle) or Zug. A classic ski adventure in the St Anton area is to complete” the white ring”, a day of skiing a circuit around the areas of St Anton.
The following two days we will ski with a local UIAGM internationally certified guide who will take us off piste skiing wherever the weather and snow conditions permit us. St Anton has some of the best off-piste skiing in Austria and we plan to take advantage of it.

New Zealand
Heli-Skiing
Call for dates
If there was ever a list of must things to do in life, then skiing in New Zealand is sure to be on that list. Heli-skiing might make the list as well and a ski trip that combines the two would be outstanding!
International Mountain Adventures is offering a Heli-ski trip into the heart of the Southern Alps. This trip is must do in the world of ski adventures. Come ski with Jill and Ross on the south island of New Zealand, with a chance a of a life time Heli-ski trip.
The trip is based in the south island town of Wanaka. We will ski at Treble Cone or Cardrona the first day for a warm up and go heli-skiing the next four days with Harris Mountain Heli-Ski.
* 4 days of Heli-skiing
* Fully qualified Guide (guide to guest ratio 1:4 skiers/boarders)
* All Guides UIAGM and NZMGA certified
* All transfers from accommodation to heli-staging areas and return
* Alpine buffet lunch
* Use of tranceivers

Alaska
Heli-skiing: Valdez, Alaska
Call for dates
Advanced and expert skiers wanted! This guided heli ski trip will be one of the most exhilarating ski adventures yet. Experience the ultimate in heli skiing in the Chugach Mountains just outside of Valdez, Alaska. Fresh tracks, deep snow and stunning peaks everywhere you look.
This heli-skiing trip is designed for advanced and expert skiers only. Be prepared to take your skiing to the next level and beyond. This will be the adventure of a lifetime that is sure to push your limits!
PRICE: Call for details

Colorado
Crested Butte, Colorado
Call for Dates
Crested Butte, Colorado is Ross and Jill’s backyard and home for the last 18 years. They can offer you a multi-day adventure on alpine, telemark, classic or skate skis. Pick any mode of travel and your ski of choice, and we have you covered!
ALPINE / TELEMARK / RESORT / BACKCOUNTRY
Crested Butte offers world class skiing with a classic small ski town atmosphere. There is an abundance of black and double black diamond terrain in our famous Extreme Limits, but there is also plenty of beginner and intermediate terrain if your adventure is on a blue or green run. Looking for fresh turns in the backcountry that is more your scene, we can organize a custom backcountry trip to suit your needs.
NORDIC / TRACK / SKATE
The Crested Butte Nordic Center situated in town with over 50 miles of groomed track, offers excellent skiing with breath taking views.

We have both scheduled trips as well customized trips available for you to choose from. Get together with your friends pick a date, tell us where you want to go and let us design the dream ski & ride vacation for you. Please note, it is recommended to purchase travel insurance when traveling internationally.
Payment method is by personal check, 50% deposit is required when booking trip and the balance due three weeks prior to trip. At times we may change the itinerary slightly in search of the best snow and weather conditions. Your host guides are familiar with all the local etiquettes and the best places to eat. Join us for an adventure trip you will remember for a lifetime.
Trip prices listed are an estimate and vary as to the size of the group traveling and the dates travel. Airfare is not included in any of the packages, ground transportation, accommodations and some meals may be included. Lift tickets and heli skiing may also be included in package pricing. In all cases you will speak directly to your guide host prior to any trips being booked in order to answer all your questions and discuss your wishes for your dream vacation.
Guide hosts are experts in many skiing modalities and will be available to ski with you daily. They we also be available to assist you in answering questions at any time during your trip. You are welcome to use their service or explore on your own. The only requirement is to have fun!

Ski & Ride Vacations

Skiing and Riding

Let 4Adventure plan your next Ski & Ride vacation. Complete packages can include lodging, lift tickets, and ski and snowboard equipment rentals.