Splitboarding trips – Japan

Discover perfect and plentiful powder in the land of the rising sun!

From the slopes of Mount Fuji to the deep powder and exemplary backcountry of Hokkaido, there are all kinds of amazing splitboarding adventures awaiting you in Japan!

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Japan is one of the world’s top destinations for splitboarding, which combines backcountry skiing with snowboarding. Hokkaido may be one of the most popular spots to head out on the board, but it is far from the only one.

Just an hour by train outside of Tokyo, Mount Fuji is a fan-favourite spot to head out on your splitboard. Spend a day climbing up to the top on the skins of the separated skis before getting an early start the next day to see the sunrise and careen down the mountain on your board.

Nearby to Hokkaido, the island of Rishiri is offers incredible ocean views and plenty of excellent splitboarding too. Niseko and Sapporo are also nearby to the splitboarding hotspot and offer other excellent options as well.

 

 

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What’s the weather like?

During the winter, Japan is quite cold and gets plenty of snow. Temperatures and snowfall do vary, but from Mount Fuji to Hokkaido, it is usually below freezing during the winter. Due to its proximity to the Sea of Japan, most of the mountainous areas also receive plenty of snowfall, averaging 10 to 16 meters per season!

How do I get there:

Any trip to Japan begins with a flight into either the Haneda International Airport (HND) or Narita International Airport (NRT). From here, you can take a regional flight or the famous bullet train on to your final destination.

Language:

Japanese

Country Code:

+81

Currency:

Yen (JPY)

Best time to visit:

December to March

 

 
 

 

What People Say

  • 74 reviews

 

Toshi and his crew gave us a truly remarkable experience! From the food to the accommodations to the epic
skiing: this trip was out of this world!
I had a great time with Wataru, very nice and experienced guide. He brought us not so far away in
a quiet and beautiful area of Shirebitsu with tons of magical snow. If I could, I would go back tomorrow! Thanks again to your platform.
Amazing experience. Took 5hrs to summit. Cloudy and little wind made it easier. Skies opened up 100M from the top.
We summited and then we skied fresh powder into the crater. Well worth it.
We had a great trip to Rishiri! The snow gods were not on our side but Rishiri is a mountain
of many slopes and aspects and thanks to a great guiding team we always managed to find good snow! Toshi ran a great operation with 3 other guides which meant we were split into two groups with a max of 9 per group and two guides. This allowed the group to be split even further on the day… Special thanks to Shohei and Kosukei – very professional guides!! Arigatou-gozaimashita!!
Paul Johnston for Backcountry skiing in Rishiri
Should have extended each day by at least 1 run
I would like to give Naoki five stars out of five. He was just great: professional, safety first approach, helped
us with our splitboards, found great terrain and was very friendly and kind during the hole day!
The “Guided powder ski tour” was amazing, also thanks to your brilliant and professional guide Gunther Winkel also a big thanks
to Jun Horie for the skitouring equipment. On behalf Daniel and myself we want to thank you for a very professional guided powder ski tour, showing us Niseko in the best way of ski touring.
I can not rate Toshiya because he was not our guide. Our experience was marred by a void of
communication prior to the trip. We never recieved email or other communication prior to our trip, despite frequent requests. Simple questions like, “Do we need crampons?” were unanswered. The day before our arrival, we called Toshiya (whos phone number was being withheld). He was unaware of what day we were visiting, he did not know how many days or how many people in our group.
Truly excellent guide, with unique knowledge of backcountry spots for freeride and touring. Extremely nice guy too.
My wife and myself had the wonderful opportunity to spend three days with Naomi Kawata as our backcountry country
guide. First off Naoki is a very easy going person. wen felt at ease with him right away. also he has the right guide qualifications.Safety in the mountains was the number one priority. he is very knowledgeable about anything backcountry (example how to apply your skins when your knee deep in snow} Naoki was able to take us to a mountain where we three were the only people there it was an absolute blast! Naoki took us to a few local restaurants that were amazing. you had better know japanese in these places or have Naoki with you, that’s how local they were. Well to sum it up three great days skiing with an excellent ,extremely versed guide. we will definitely get with Naoki next year. We highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good safe time. Ed &Iris
ed zinnanti and iris zinnanti for Niseko, Rusutsu and Sapporo backcountry ski tours
Great for experienced backcountry ski/board tourers. Daisuke looked after us very well. We experienced some of the local culture
going to onsens and restaurants after a hard day on the snow. The yakitori stand at the end of the first day was a real treat.
Wow what a Tour! Jun guided us perfectly, we made it to the top of yotei. An Incredible
experience!
It was a pleasure with the guides from the pow company. Matoko likes hiking so we did 3 days of
backcountry. I think we will be going back to Japan!
Myself and my husband and brother had a fabulous day! We got great snow! Wataru showed us some
great places to get the powder stashes! Unfortunately my skill level could not make the utmost of this awesome day but I enjoyed it so much anyway. If I can make it back to Hokkaido I will try my hardest to book with Wataru again.
We had a very nice time with our guids matoko and shino. We did not do the side country skiing
at all but instead went completely into the back country for 3 days of amazing powder. I would definitely contact the powdercompany about guiding if I find myself in Japan again.
Toshi and his team are fantastic – great guiding and accom, and Rishiri has some amazing terrain for backcountry ski/snowboarding.
Great mountain, awesome guide, good times. Only for dedicated backcountry enthusiasts though.
 

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