trip duration TRIP DURATION
1+ day
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
6 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jan, Feb, Mar
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified


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


Day 1

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

1 Person26000JPY
Group of 213000JPY
Group of 313000JPY
Group of 413000JPY
Group of 513000JPY
Group of 613000JPY

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required



Excluded from the price:
– Deluxe hotel / ryokan with onsen (halfboard): about JPY 20,000 / person for 1 night
– Regular hotel with onsen (halfboard): about JPY 10,000 / per person for 1 night
– Basic hotels without meals: JPY 5,000 / per person for 1 night

More info

-Lift fee: about JPY5,000 for one day pass.
-Please buy traveler’s insurance covering this specific activity personally in advance.

Kit List
Basic gear and wear
- Ski gear (fat ski, snowboard, telemark and suitable ski boots). Ski gear rental is not available.
- Warm jacket (hooded is the best, prevent the cold, water-proof, high moisture permeability)
- Mid layer (e.g. synthetic fleece: cotton parka or shirt is not suitable)
- Base layer (wool or synthetic: easy to dry)
- Ski goggles (Sunglasses are not good enough)
- Gloves (thick and warm)
- Beanie (warm and over ears)
- Neck warmer (for protecting face from cold wind: Balaclava is the best)
- Helmet (strongly recommended)

*Ski gear rental is not available.

It is necessary for you to be covered by an appropriate insurance for this activity.