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Discover the deep powder and panoramic vistas of one of Japan’s most famous mountains!

Renowned for its deep and dry powder, Mount Yotei is the perfect spot for backcountry skiing enthusiasts to make perfect runs on great mountains slopes while enjoying stunning views! 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 Yotei. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Backcountry Skiing in Mount Yotei

What should I know about Backcountry Skiing Mount Yotei?

Due to the quantity and quality of the powder that it receives each winter, Mount Yotei is an incredibly popular backcountry skiing destination. It’s name in Japanese, Ezo-Fuji, literally translates into Mount Fuji of Hokkaido.

Rising to 1.898 meters above sea level, practically from sea level, there are plenty of excellent options both on the slopes as well as around the volcano’s base. Mount Yotei is the tallest mountain in the region and offers the longest skiing runs down its slopes.

Among the most popular backcountry spots are spending five to eight hours skiing up to the crater and then speeding right back down its steep and snowy slopes.

Exploring the forest and surrounding national park are also great ways to spend a backcountry skiing trip to the mountain. Most skiing here is rated intermediate or advanced, so perfect for powder hounds looking for something different.

Why should I choose Mount Yotei for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?

Stunning scenery

This active stratovolcano sits in the midst of Shikotsu-Tōya National Park and offers some incredible scenery in which to ski. Lake Shikotsu, the Noboribetsu hot springs and local forests all present an incredible backdrop for backcountry skiing. Views from the top of the mountain are equally excellent.
Perfect powder

Due to its unique location on the island of Hokkaido, Mount Yotei receives some of the deepest and highest quality powder each winter. This makes backcountry skiing incredibly enjoyable. The texture of the powder is perfect for heading off-piste and escaping from the nearby resorts means there is plenty pristine powder waiting.

Come for the culture

Hokkaido, the island on which Mount Yotei is located, offers an excellent cultural experience. When you are not out in the powder, enjoy the incredible local culture. Check out some of the local architecture and be sure to try local delicacies, such as a hot pot. Be sure to finish the day off with a glass of local wine or beer.

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

During the winter, Mount Yotei receives plenty of snow. It is widely considered to be one of the snowiest places on earth. Winter temperatures are generally below freezing, but sunny days are quite common.

How can I get to Mount Yotei?

Any trip to Mount Yotei begins with a flight into the New Chitose Airport (CTS), near Sapporo. From here, Mount Yotei is only a two hour drive away. It can also be accessed by bus.

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What currency is accepted around Mount Yotei?

Japanese yen (JPY)

When is the best time to travel to Mount Yotei for Backcountry Skiing?

December to March

What people are saying about Backcountry Skiing | Mount Yotei



Hello there, I didn't go on a guided tour and it wasn't intended to go there on the 14th February. I still had been chating with the guide Wataru, about the dates and arrangements. At 14th February it was never intended to go on a tour. Sorry, maybe my fault, but this did go wrong. Actually I have no access the chating-protocol with Waturu anymore to proof that we were still trying to find a date. Due to an infect I'm not going to be able to go on a tour with Waturu before I leave. Would you please be so kind to consider a refund of my payment, as to the above mentioned reasons. Kind regards Sascha


our experience with Daisuke was outstanding. He knows very well the island and he managed to take us every day in places with fresh snow without tracks :-).



We had a wonderful day with Yasuko. He was very informative and spoke English very well. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a great time ski touring or split boarding Mt. Yotei


Yasuko was very knowledgable about the area. She tailored our outings based on our requests, and we had great fun in the mountains near Rusutsu and Yotei.



We spent 2 exceptional days in Hokkaido with Daisuke-san. He is very experienced and knowledgeable about the local conditions, about the mountains and about places to go in general. Even after our trip with him had ended, Daisuke-san came to our rescue when we had technical troubles. We feel privileged to have shared his company for two days, and we will never forget our time in Hokkaido with him.

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