Wilderness Medicine CME

Japan Ski & Snowboard Adventure

February 2 - 8, 2025

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS from $4,695

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit up to 6 different ski resorts on the island of Hokkaido: the "powder capital of the world."  We check conditions each day and go where the snow is best!

  • This course is designed for Physicians, PAs, NPs, RNs from ALL specialties who ski or snowboard

  • Advanced skiers/riders can upgrade to a guided "side-country" experience (backcountry skills or bindings are not required) in search of more powder and challenging terrain 

  • Stay in centrally-located accommodations with in-hotel "onsen" hot springs and soaking tubs.  Guides will navigate the group to some of the best food Japan has to offer!

There are a variety of reasons Japan powder skiing is at the top of many skiers' and riders' destination lists. The island of Hokkaido is legendary for arguably the driest and most consistent powder in the world.  Enjoy uncrowded ski resorts and our English-speaking guides who transport us to the best daily snow conditions.

For this trip, we have strategically chosen hotels in the towns of Furano and Otaru to serve as our hubs. Each day, our guides will assess the best nearby conditions and powder, as Hokkaido is known for its micro storms and varied snowfall within small areas.

You will experience six days of skiing at up to six different resorts (it depends on where conditions are best!).  There are limited spots for advanced skiers and riders (who have extensive experience skiing off-piste in challenging conditions) to upgrade to a guided side country experience (that requires traversing, but not hiking to return to the ski lifts).

In addition to the legendary skiing, this trip offers a fantastic cultural experience. Our guides will arrange group dinners each night and assist with menu selections for those eager to try new dishes. Our chosen accommodations feature in-hotel hot springs and are conveniently located for exploring the quaint towns of Furano and Otaru on foot.

The Wilderness Medicine CME lectures will be held every afternoon or evening before dinner in a nearby meeting space.

Map of Skiing locations for CME and Ski trip in Hokkaido

Itinerary Snapshot

Japan Ski & Snowboard Adventure
Wilderness Medicine CME

Dates & Pricing

The earlier you book, the more choice of available dates you'll have. Prices are based on double occupancy.

Trip include: lodging, lift tickets, transportation, and breakfast/dinner each day.

February 2 - 8, 2025

$4,695 per person

$625 Optional upgrade for advanced skiers and riders: six days of guided side country access (two guides per eight skiers/riders)

$789 Optional CME cost
(16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)

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Testimonials From Your Colleagues

"This was truly a trip of a lifetime on and off the slopes! Logistics were seamless. The endless powder skiing was a "bonus" to the fantastic cultural experience and CME course.  Our guides were outstanding - taking us to the best skiing in Japan and also delicious food.  I'd highly recommend this trip!

Brooke Carpenter, NP

"Excellent trip! Excellent companions! Excellent guides, skiing and accommodations that really accentuated the Japanese experience! Excellent food and restaurant choices! Excellent CME! A wonderful trip with memories that will last a lifetime...

Bill Edwards, MD

"What a unique experience to learn practical CME education in both travel and wilderness medicine and ski in such a beautiful place. But what made the trip truly memorable were the people we met and the awesome instructors! The quality of lectures was excellent, as were food and skiing. Our second Wilderness and Travel Medicine Trip!

Rena Russell, MD

Faculty for the Japan Ski and Snowboard Adventure

Wilderness Medicine CME

February 2-8, 2025 Trip Faculty

Kyle Allred

Kyle Allred, PA

Professional expedition and whitewater guide on five continents for over 20 years. Wilderness survival instructor, field course instructor, and co-founder of MedWild.com Instructional Videos. Co-founder of MedCram.com Medical Education Videos.


  • Altitude Illness
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
  • Environmental Heat Illness
  • Traveler's Diarrhea, Giardia & Other Waterborne Wilderness Infections
  • Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
  • Lightning Injuries
  • Improvised Medical and Trauma Care
  • Management of Fractures and Dislocations
  • Preparing for Foreign Travel
  • Backcountry Medical Kits
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings
  • Wilderness Dermatology
  • Marine Hazards & Envenomations
  • Snake Envenomation


Earn 16 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits which are typically acceptable for MDs, DOs, PAs, NPs, Nurses, and some other medical professionals.

Read below for more info and it is your responsibility to check with your certifying organization as needed:

"This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and Wilderness and Travel Medicine. The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians."

The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of
16 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This trip is planned, outfitted, and conducted by Bio Bio Expeditions, or subcontractors arranged by Bio Bio Expeditions. Please note that Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC is responsible for the CME Educational content only. Wilderness and Travel Medicine reserves the right to change or substitute the faculty for any CME course without advance or prior notice to participants.

For more information or to register for this trip please contact

Bio Bio Expeditions at 1-800-246-7238