Jan, Feb, Mar
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.
Would you like to ski tour on the beautiful Tokachi mountain within the Daisetsuzan national park? Then come and join me on this trip.
Daisetsuzan National Park
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!
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