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Backcountry Skiing trips – Japan

Japan offers great backcountry skiing possibilities on amazing light and deep powder.

This beautiful country is definitely a mecca for powder snow seekers! Come enjoy great skiing in the spectacular terrain of Hokkaido, where Niseko receives about 15 meters of snow every winter. The Hakuba Valley is another backcountry skiing paradise. You can spend many days enjoying great skiing on light and soft powder in locations like Sapporo, Niigata, Gunma, Nagano and many more. Take your pick from our broad selection below and enjoy a unique experience on some of the best powder in the world! Explore-Share only promotes mountain trips led by certified guides.

Ski in Hokkaido Daisuke Sasaki
From 13000 JPY

Hokkaido backcountry and off piste skiing

Ski Touring in Japan
trip level Intermediate | trip duration 1+ day | type of trip Private
Ski touring and freeride skiing in the best ski spots and resorts of Hokkaido, such as Rusutsu, Niseko, Neemy Onsen, Mt Yotei, Sapporo Kokkusai... with Daisuke, a local IFMGA guide and a freeride skiing expert.

Backcountry skiing in Rishiri

Ski Touring in Japan
trip level Intermediate | trip duration 1+ day | type of trip Private
Ski touring and splitboarding in Rishiri, guided by Toshiya, the only local certified mountain guide, owner of a lovely family guest house.
Shirakawa Ryuta Profile Photo2 Ryuta Asahi
From 39000 JPY

3 Days Backcountry Ski Tour in Shirakawa, Gifu

Ski Touring in Japan
trip level Sustained | trip duration 3 days
Get the chance to explore the mountains surrounding the UNESCO World Heritage site of Shirakawa. Ryuta-san, a local JMGA guide, will provide you with one of the best backcountry skiing and cultural experiences you can have in Japan.
Niseko freeriding Josef Simunek
From 1990 EUR

12-day freeride ski trip in Niseko

Off piste skiing in Japan
trip level Intermediate | trip duration 12 days
Josef, IFMGA mountain guide, takes you on a 12-day ski trip combining a lot of freeriding with some ski touring in the best spots of Hokkaido: Niseko, Kiroro, Rusutsu, Moiwa and Mt Yotei.

Freeride skiing in Nozawa Onsen

Off piste skiing in Japan
trip level Intermediate | trip duration 1+ day
Come to the traditional Nozawa Onsen for 2 or several days and enjoy the best powder snow in this exciting freeride ski trip led by Tsutomu, an IFMGA local mountain guide.