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1+day Powder ski tour in Hokkaido

Naoki, a JMGA certified mountain guide, takes you on a 1-day powder ski tour to some of the best spots in Hokkaido: Niseko, Moiwa and Rusutsu.

Mountain RangeHokkaido
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified


Hokkaido is a powder snow ski paradise. It is one of the best powder resorts in the world. I will guide you through the best routes in Niseko, Moiwa and Rusutsu.

The itinerary will be varied, depending on the chosen routes. But we will mostly use lifts at the ski resorts and there will be no hike-up to the site.

We can also enjoy skiing down at the forest area! You will marvel at its beauty.

For this tour, some ski technique is required, but it is in general great for backcountry ski beginners. Please note that we are not going to ski on the areas prohibited by the ski resorts.

Here are a couple of examples of routes we can take:
– Asahikawa Area: Asahi-dake, Kamui Ski Links, Furano Ski Resort, Pippu Ski Resort, etc.
– Niseko, Rusutsu, Sapporo Area Niseko Moiwa, Rusutsu Resort, Sapporo Kokusai, Sapporo Teine, Kiroro, etc.

We will determine the exact place and time to meet depending on the chosen route for the day. We will ski approximately during 4 hours, meeting around 8AM and wrapping up around 1:30PM.

Tempted to join me for a day of fantastic ski in Hokkaido? Then don’t hesitate to send me a request! I would love to be your guide in this wonderful location. Also in Hokkaido, I offer this great backcountry ski tour in the Asahikawa area, check it out!


Please be aware that the tour might have unexpected risks due to natural disasters. It the tour is cancelled while ongoing due to bad weather conditions, the fee will not be refunded.

More info

The indicated price is for weekdays only. On weekends the price per person is: - 60000JPY (group of 1) - 30000JPY (group of 2) - 20000JPY (group of 3) - 15000JPY (group of 4) - 12500JPY (group of 5) - 11500JPY (group of 6). Equipment: skis (skis, snowboard, telemark, etc), ski boots, outerwear (warm, waterproof and moisture permeable clothes with hood are ideal), inner wear (nylon or fleece material, cotton is not suitable), underwear (easy to dry up), goggles (sunglasses are not enough), warm gloves, beanie, neck warmer (balaclava is the best), helmet, beacon, probe, shovel, backpack (25-30L). You can rent the following items: beacon, backpack, snowshoes, probe, shovel, telescopic poles. Cancellations: - Between 2 and 7 days prior to the trip: CF is 30% of the trip price. - On the previous day: CF is 50% of the trip price. - On the same day (or no show up): CF is 100% of the trip price.



About the guide

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I am a JMGA certified mountain and ski / snowboarding guide. I was born in Shiga prefecture, where I still live, and have been snowboarding since 1999. I’ve been a backcountry guide since 2007

My passion is travelling and backcountry snowboarding. My guiding style is to travel to snowboard, and during the winter season, I travel from Hokkaido to Western Japan (Gifu) chasing the snow with my clients.

I am not a pro snowboarder that decorates the front page of free ride magazines nor am I a super climber on high peaks abroad, but my speciality is to understand what clients seek and to guide accordingly.

My slogan is “To guide with maximum effort! Enjoy with clients! And by all means, safely!!”
Please join me to have fun in the backcountry fields all over Japan!

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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

JPY 41238 each

Group of 2

JPY 20619 each

Group of 3

JPY 17526 each

Group of 4

JPY 14433 each

Group of 5

JPY 13918 each

Group of 6

JPY 12887 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• The indicated price is for weekdays only. The price does not include guide's expenses, transportation fees, lift fees or insurance.

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