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Mount Yotei Backcountry Skiing

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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There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Mount Yotei

This active stratovolcano sits in the midst of Shikotsu-TŇćya 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.


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Best time to visit:

December to March


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How to get there:

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

What’s the weather like?

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

More info about Backcountry Skiing in 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

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