BOOKINGS FOR WINTER 2018/19 NOW OPEN
Chisenupuri marks a leap in the Japanese powder market. A long time secret to local Japanese, and those hardcore foreign powder hounds, “Chise” or translated as “House”, can now be experienced by those booking through The House Of Powder (THoP). So whether it’s the tree-lined skiing down to the adjacent Chisenupuri Hot Springs, and recently renovated Onsen facility, the quintessential Japanese bathing experience, or the various ungroomed runs, this little mountain offers the essential starting place for a Japanese powder journey.
THoP offers multi terrain variations, all focussed on powder. It is a completely “non groomed” small mountain experience, with pre-existing ski runs allowed to constantly fill with light, dry powder. This gives novice riders wishing to learn to ski powder — or for those just getting into the sport — safe ground underfoot, boosting enjoyment and the learning cycle. For the intermediate and experienced powder machines, Chise offers multiple backcountry opportunities, with most lines ending at the foot of the Hot Springs. Theses lines are tree-filled, with large bank and gullies, translating to high quality video and photo moments, capturing your JaPOW adventures.
All runs are accessed by Snowcats only, circling top to bottom at regular intervals, allowing the opportunity to go all day or rest when needed. This limited daily runs mountain is open five days per week (allowing for plentiful powder refill), a mere 20km from Hirafu main town, and within 15 minutes from multi resort and accommodation options. Chise is ideal for those wishing to leave the cluttered resort runs for a limited person JaPOW experience, without the long journey or overnight stays to other backcountry operations. THoP offers Learn to Ski Powder courses and guided backcountry groups, for those wanting something extra. Otherwise, grab your ticket and we’ll see you at the bottom.
SNOWCAT POWDER EXPERIENCE (¥35,000)