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Discover the plentiful powder of Japan’s most iconic mountain!

Head out on a backcountry skiing expedition and explore the slopes of the hallowed Mt Fuji. Head to the summit before dawn to experience Goraiko before spending the afternoon speeding down the symmetric slopes of the volcanic cone! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Backcountry Skiing trips in Mount Fuji. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Backcountry Skiing in Japan

What should I know about Backcountry Skiing Japan?

Located roughly 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo, Mt Fuji is perhaps Japan’s most prominent symbol. While it is most popular as a climbing destination, backcountry skiing opportunities are ample here as well.

The peak boasts a 1.300 meter vertical descent that is generally covered in copious amounts of high quality powder throughout the winter. Descending from the top is, therefore, one of the most popular options. This route requires an advanced level of backcountry skiing and takes up an entire day.

However, other backcountry skiing routes are possible too, including circumnavigating the mountain from a bit farther down as well as exploring the Aokigahara forest.

Why should I choose Japan for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?

Stunning scenery

Towering above its surroundings, Mt Fuji stands out for its immense beauty. Both when skiing around the base of the peak as well as farther up on it, there is plenty of natural beauty to take in, including the various surrounding lakes and Aokigahara forest. Backcountry skiing is a great way to take in its natural beauty during the off-season.

Goraiko

Goraiko, or seeing the sun rise from the top of Mt Fuji, is a sublime and spiritual experience. Thousands of people do so every year. Slapping on some skins and beginning the nighttime climb to the summit of the peak in winter is a great way to experience Goraiko without the crowds. Skiing back down is an added bonus.

Challenge yourself

Boasting a 1.300 meter vertical descent, Mt Fuji is an excellent challenge for advanced backcountry skiers. Spending a day climbing up and descending the mountain is the perfect way for thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies to spend a skiing holiday in Japan. Both your backcountry techniques as well as strength and stamina will be put to the test on these slopes.

What can I expect from the weather during my Backcountry Skiing trip in Japan?

During the winter, average temperatures on Mt Fuji range from -5 ºC to -10 ºC. {precipitation is also quite frequent, averaging about 150 millimeters per month, meaning there is always plenty of snow to enjoy.

How can I get to Japan?

Any trip to Mt Fuji begins with a flight into one of the international airports in Tokyo – Narita (NRT) or Haneda (HND). From here, Mt Fuji is just two hours away by car and even less so by train.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Japan region?

Japanese

What's the country code for the Japan region?

+81

What currency is accepted around Japan?

Japanese Yen (JPY)

When is the best time to travel to Japan for Backcountry Skiing?

December to April

What people are saying about Backcountry Skiing | Mount Fuji

Robert

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Cveto was great! He helped us get ready the night before and go over our gear as well as the plan for the next day. He kept us at a good pace and the conversations were great all day.

Anonymous

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Cveto guided my boyfriend and I up Mt Fuji. Our trip up was great, a beautiful day with good views. Cveto kept us at a good pace that felt comfortable and relaxed. We spent some time at the top admiring the view and the crater of Fuji. We skied/snowboarded down and had a fun adventure navigating the terrain. Cveto was safe and knowledgable and we were happy he was our guide! Thank you! Its a trip we wont forget!

Tastone

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Clemens

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Cveto was a verry professional and good gide. We had a really hard tour lasting 13 hours, but it was worth it. Standing allone with your gide on top of fuji san and overlooking the entire tokyo bay is a breathtaking expirience one will never forget.

Robert

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Cveto was great! He helped us get ready the night before and go over our gear as well as the plan for the next day. He kept us at a good pace and the conversations were great all day.

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