1-day Asahikawa area backcountry tour in Hokkaido

Join Naoki, a JMGA certified guide, on this 1-day Asahikawa area backcountry tour, in Hokkaido. Dare try some of the best powder in the world.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

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People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    This 1-day Asahikawa area backcountry tour in Hokkaido is a great chance to ski some of the best powder in the world!

    The Asahikawa ski area is only one hour away from the Asahikawa airport and even closer to the city. Because it is located in the coldest part of Hokkaido, you’ll find the lightest powder on the island here!

    These severe winter conditions require us to be well prepared and it’s better to know the area to find the best spots. I will take you to the best backcountry slopes on these mountains.

    There are many possible itineraries to choose from: Asahi-dake, Kuro-dake, Furano-dake, Sanpou-zan, Mae-Tokachi-dake and the back side of Daisetsu-zan are some of the options.

    This adventure will start at 8 am, when I’ll pick you up from your hotel. We’ll drive to our chosen spot and we’ll spend approximately 5 hours hiking and skiing. You’ll be back at the hotel by 4 pm.

    I’ll be happy to guide you on this 1-day Asahikawa area backcountry tour in Hokkaido. Let’s embark on this amazing ski touring project together!

    And if you’re planning to visit Japan during the summer, please check out my 1 Day Shower Climbing Adventure in Suzuka Mountains.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    40000 JPY

    Group of 2
    20000 JPY

    Group of 3
    17000 JPY

    Group of 4
    14000 JPY

    Group of 5
    13500 JPY

    Group of 6
    12500 JPY

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     This prices are available for week days. On weekends the prices are different.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I am a JMGA certified mountain and ski / snowboarding guide. I was born in Shiga prefecture, where I still live, and have been snowboarding since 1999. I’ve been a backcountry guide since 2007

    My passion is travelling and backcountry snowboarding. My guiding style is to travel to snowboard, and during the winter season, I travel from Hokkaido to Western Japan (Gifu) chasing the snow with my clients.

    I am not a pro snowboarder that decorates the front page of free ride magazines nor am I a super climber on high peaks abroad, but my speciality is to understand what clients seek and to guide accordingly.

    My slogan is “To guide with maximum effort! Enjoy with clients! And by all means, safely!!”
    Please join me to have fun in the backcountry fields all over Japan!

     
     
    FROM 12500 JPYper person, per day
     

     

    What People are Saying about Naoki Kawata

    • 1 review

     

    I have snowboarded at a lot of different resorts across the world and Japan has some of the best snow that I have ever ridden. There is so much of it! I also really enjoy the Japanese culture and food. The whole Japan snow experience is AMAZING. I have gone there twice before to Niseko, so this time I wanted to try something different. I loved visiting Northern Hokkaido and was glad that Naoki could bring us to local restaurants and also show us where to go for backcountry! His knowledge is amazing. I don\'t think we would have had such an authentic experience without him. We did a 4 day backcountry powder tour in February, 2017 and it didn’t snow very much the first few days but with Naoki\'s expertise, he was able to take us to locations where we found POWDER! ASAHIDAKE and SAPPORO KOKUSAI were AMAZING! Those 2 were my favorite by far, but i loved all 4 days. They were all different which I liked. Naoki also brought us to onsens after, which we all enjoyed very much! Naoki was THE BEST guide EVER! We laughed a lot together. He taught us Japanese and we taught him English. He was super knowledgeable about every single mountain we went to and could read the terrain so well. He could even tell us which areas to avoid and which sides had better snow. I always felt super safe under his supervision. The added surprise was Naoki taking us to eat local Japanese restaurants. We ate ORGANS for the first time. It was so fun and such a great experience. WE LOVE NAOKI! We want to do another guided tour in Japan with him. We consider him a friend now. Also he took pictures of us which we did not expect and they turned out to be AWESOME! I would love to go on a guided tour to some steeper areas like Hakuba. Maybe in 2 years we will meet Naoki again. He was super knowledgeable, fun, and safe! He is also a really good snowboarder. Our of 5, I would rate him a 6!!! =)  
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    Renee
     

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