The beauty of freeriding in Asahikawa / Daisetsuzan Area is that it has the best quality of powder snow.
Asahikawa is a city in the middle of Japan’s north island. It is also northeast of Sapporo, at 1.50 hours by train.
Many skiers come to this ski resort area because they can find the best quality of snow. In fact, we can enjoy waist-deep dry powder snow if the weather and snow conditions allow us. The amount of snow here is lesser than Niseko and temperatures are lower.
And another reason why I like snowboarding in Daisetsuzan Area is because even though the amount of snow is less than in Niseko, the temperature here is typically much lower and the dry / light snow conditions holds even for 3 or 4 days after the snowfall.
I offer this as a one day trip but let me know if you’d be interested in multi days as well. Also contact me in advance if you need pick-up from Asahikawa / Asahidake / Higashikawa, or also if you have a particular summit or route you’d like to go.
So, let’s ski / snowboard the fabulous powder snow in the vicinity of Asahikawa, in Daisetsuzan National Park!
Required Technical Level:
Beginners in backcountry skiing are welcome, but they need to be proficient in downhill skiing / snowboarding on piste. We can access Asahidake only by lift.
Excluded from Price:
- Accommodation fee
– High end hotel or ryokan with onsen (halfboard): usually around JPY 20,000 per person per night
– Standard hotel with onsen (halfboard): about JPY 10,000 per person per night
– Basic hotels without meals: JPY 5,000 per person per night
- Lift fee: about JPY 5,000 per day
Freeriding in Daisetsuzan Area
I will tell you where we can meet depending on the area we will be riding, and alternatively I can come pick you up from your hotel if you want.
The day is a mixture of lift assisted freeride skiing / snowboarding and full hike style backcountry skiing / snowboarding. I will decide the exact area we are going the night before or in the morning of the day of the tour. It will be somewhere around Asahikawa, based on the weather / conditions and my experience.
Price per person per day
|Group of 2||13000JPY|
|Group of 3||13000JPY|
|Group of 4||13000JPY|
|Group of 5||13000JPY|
|Group of 6||13000JPY|
- Guiding fee
Skill level required
Fitness level required
Excluded from the price:
-Lift fee: about JPY5,000 for one day pass.
*Ski gear rental is not available.