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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 Takao.

Mountain RangeDaisetsuzan
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • 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.


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



About the guide

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I am an experienced IFMGA mountain guide, born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan. I started skiing when I was 3 and started climbing when I was 6. My high school years were spent in ski competitions and I joined mountaineering club at University, where I developed my ski mountaineering skills. I have been a ski instructor for Miura Dolphins founded by Yuichiro Miura (first ski descent of the Everest “The Man Who Skied Down Everest” and the oldest Everest summiting record holder at 80 years old) and also supported Yuichiro's Aconcagua ascent and ski descent in 1984 as a part of his 7 summits ski descent challenge.

I was inspired by the works of mountain guides in Chamonix when I visited there in 1983, and decided to start guiding as a mountain guide in Japan in 1989 to share my passion and experiences in outdoors sports with other people, as well as to offer instruction to people enjoying the mountains to be better climbers / skiers. I have also contributed to the proper training of JMGA (Japan Mountain Guides Association) guides and the affiliation of it to IFMGA. I am responsible for the pioneering of the climbing and backcountry skiing scenes in Japan.

My main guiding arena is alpinism, whether it be mountaineering or ski mountaineering, mainly in Hokkaido. I usually take a small group of people (2-5) for Sawanobori (canyoning up waterfalls), alpine climbing, ice climbing, and ski touring in the more remote areas of Japan.

I enjoy finding the best experience for each client accordingly to their physical abilities, preferences, and weather/conditions. I guide because I like watching and feeling that people are enjoying and having fun, and see how this buzz infects other people through skiing and climbing. I find this invaluable as a mountain guide.

There is more to Hokkaido than skiing lift accessible powder in January and February. Please reach out to me to find your own customised way to enjoy Hokkaido’s mountains, natures and culture!

What people are saying about -Takao Miyashita

Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

JPY 61856 each

Group of 2

JPY 82475 each

Group of 3

JPY 30928 each

Group of 4

JPY 25774 each

Group of 5

JPY 20619 each

Group of 6

JPY 15464 each

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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.

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