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1+ day Backcountry Skiing in the Daisetsuzan National Park, Hokkaido

Daisetsuzan Guided Backcountry skiing
Daisetsuzan Guided Backcountry skiing
Daisetsuzan Guided Backcountry skiing
1+ day Backcountry Skiing in the Daisetsuzan National Park, Hokkaido

Come and enjoy a backcountry skiing adventure for one or more days in the Daisetsuzan national park in Hokkaido, Japan with IFMGA certified guide Yu.



+1 Days

Jan - Mar




* Enjoy a number of great descents in the Daisetsuzan national park.

* Ski on the beautiful, fresh powder that has made Hokkaido so famous.

* Spend time admiring the scenery around the Daisetsuzan mountain range.


The Daisetsuzan national park in Hokkaido, Japan is a beautiful place. It is a natural paradise full of not just spectacular skiing options, but also amazing views of the area’s vast backcountry.

Highlighted by the Daisetsuzan mountains, the national park is the perfect place to explore and soak in the natural scenery. However, on this trip, which can last one or more days, you will not just get to admire the scenery, you will also get to ski down the slopes of the peaks.

There are a number of wonderful descents to choose from during this trip. And depending on your skill level, weather conditions, snow conditions and length of the trip, I will help choose the perfect ones for you.

Along with the skiing, this trip will also involve some trekking. Thus giving this trip an exploratory feel that would otherwise not have in more structured, resort ski touring expeditions.

It is important when skiing in the backcountry, in a mountain range like Daisetsuzan, that you be in good physical condition. It is also very beneficial if you have prior experience skiing in similar mountain ranges.

The Daisetsuzan national park in Hokkaido is a great place to visit and explore. And when you add in the opportunity to ski on its amazing powdered descents, you know you are in for a treat. To enjoy that treat, just send me a request. And if you look for accommodation in Sapporo which is a great base to move around, I recommend this one. 

Would you like to ski tour on the beautiful Tokachi mountain within the Daisetsuzan national park? Then come and join me on this trip.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

In addition to the guiding fee, the price also includes the guide's transportation costs, but does not include your lift ticket and the guide lift ticket, which are 5,000 JPY each, guide accommodation which is 8,000 JPY and your own accommodation costs and rental equipment.


More info

Take with you ski touring skis, boots and skins. We could help you rent the equipment but the sizes are limited. We recommend you to bring your own equipment. The Avalanche safety gear can be rented for 1000 yen per item (Transceiver, Shovel and Probe).

Meeting point

Daisetsuzan National Park


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Dormy Inn Abashiri Abashiri Japan
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Abashiri Kanko Hotel Abashiri Japan
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Hotel Route Inn Abashiri Ekimae Abashiri Japan
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am an JMGA mountain and ski guide born in the local village of Obihiro in Hokkaido. Mountains have always been close to me, as I started climbing mountains when I was 8. My mountain passion extended to backcountry skiing since 2006, around which time I also started guiding in the mountains.

I decided to become a mountain guide because not only did I like being in the mountains as a climber but I got more joy out of sharing the experiences and excitements with the people I climbed with. I just really enjoy it when others are also having a fun time!

I guide and enjoy both skiing and telemark skiing, but I prefer telemark skiing for its higher versatility in the mountains. Telemarking lets you enjoy the mountains in a different mindset to skiing. Even though it is more challenging to ski on them especially on more technical terrains but I embrace the challenge it offers. I also find it much easier to hike up on my telemarks than on my skis.

In the summer, my favourite guiding is long mountain traverse routes whilst in the winter my guiding activity includes backcountry skiing, snowshoe trekking, and ice climbing in Hokkaido. The beauty of guiding gin the winter is that one is not confined to ‘hiking routes’ like in the summer. My guiding fields of choice are places near Sapporo, Niseko and Daisetsuzan (Asahidake) area for backcountry skiing, but mostly I guide long routes on less crowded, more local mountains. It is my guiding policy, to not guide "slack country skiing", where we need to stick to the sides of ski resorts and is crowded with people. I feel there is more value add for me to take groups away from the crowds in less known areas best suited for the day’s condition and the weather.
As for popular areas, I do guide Mt Yotei (on the sides with less people), and Asahidake area but there isn’t much peak hunting to be done in Hokkaido.

My passion is to guide my clients to less populated areas, let them discover new areas and new kind of fun. I want visitors from all over the world to enjoy the accessible famous powder snow in Hokkaido, but I’d also like for you to venture into the depth of the mountains with me and to experience having the mountain all to ourselves. Please contact me if you’re keen on discovering the Hokkaido nature with me, whether it be in the summer or the winter!



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What people are saying about this trip



Yu Sato was our guide . We had an excellent day climbing and skiing with him . He was professional, knowledgeable , friendly and personable . Yu met and exceeded our expectations. I would not hesitate to hire Yu Sato as our guide in the future. Thank you , Yu !

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