Best Winter Adventure Trips

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Snowboarding, Hokkaido Island, Japan
Momentum Adventure

Niseko—the “Fuji of the North”—might not ring a bell with the general public, but it’s well known to snow-sport aficionados. With an average annual snowfall of 50 feet, the mountain’s craggy cliffs shelter hundreds of square miles of untrammeled virgin powder, frosted silver birch forests and summit views that stretch all the way to the Sea of Japan. Momentum’s bespoke, weeklong snowboarding packages here get you started with a few days of gentle runs before you confront some of the more daring descents (like the west face of Annapuri, where a video crew will record you as you make tracks). Also possible to arrange: sumptuous meals at the area’s restaurants, après-slope visits to hot springs and stays in some truly distinctive accommodations (including, for one night, a specially created snow cave). From $15,878 for a 7- to 10-day itinerary; momentumadventure.com

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