Here is an example of an incentive trip to Japan’s ski resort of Niseko that Lightfoot Travel organised for an Asia-based wealth management company.

 

Day 1: Arrival into Niseko

On arrival in Sapporo the group will be met by a representative and transferred to the Kimamaya Boutique Hotel, which is exclusively hired for the group. Set in the lively ski resort of Niseko, famous for some of the best powder skiing in the world, this small 9 bedroom boutique hotel will be the group’s base for the next four nights whilst they enjoy everything Niseko had to offer both on and off the slopes.

In the evening there will be a welcome dinner for the group at The Barn, the stylish hotel restaurant with its renowned trendy bar.

Day 2: Day on the slopes

After breakfast the group will be dropped off by private minibus at the ski lifts for a day’s skiing and snowboarding.

After skiing they will head over to one of Niseko’s renowned hot springs, also known as onsens. All the main base areas have onsens within them, and there are many more accessible by car or bus. This abundance and proximity to the ski areas makes it an easily accessible après ski activity to soak away any soreness and rest those weary bodies.

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Day 3: Backcountry skiing 

On this day the group will have the chance to experience the remote back-country on board a guided Snowmobile & Snowcat tour. There are four high performance snowmobiles ready for the participants to ride up through Niseko’s backcountry, while the rest followed in a comfortable, heated Snowcat.

The guided tours will take them through Niseko’s highest powder bowls, winding ridge tops and forest trails, experiencing spectacular views from surrounding mountain ranges!

Day 4: Final day on the slopes 

The group will spent another day skiing in the mountains and explore the various ski fields.

In the evening, a private table will reserved for the group in one of Niseko’s top Japanese restaurants, Kamimura. This restaurant is elegant and chic, but also remarkably comfortable, cosy and friendly (especially after a few glasses of prosecco!). Here, Chef Kamimura, formerly of Tetsuya in Sydney, creates haute cuisine from top-of-the-top local Hokkaido produce. Every dish is a beautiful local story and Chef Kamimura is now becoming a celebrity in his own right.

Day 5: Departure

After a good night’s rest, the group will depart Niseko and return home.

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