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1+ day Ski touring in Hokkaido, Mount Yotei

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Ski down the impressive Mount Yotei in the beautiful Hokkaido, Japan with JMGA mountain guide Yasuko on a trip planned just for you.


Mt. Yotei

+1 Day

Jan - May




* Enjoy long runs in this stunning Japanese volcano.

* Organize your own trip based on your goals and time availability.

* Discover the impressive Japanese ski resorts.


If you are looking for a unique and unforgettable skiing experience, look no more! This Japanese volcano will not disappoint you. Mount Yotei is a stunning stratovolcano in Hokkaido, perfect for adventurous skiers.

At an altitude of 1,898 meters, Mount Yotei is the highest mountain in the region and the longest ski descent of the island. It is also called Ezo-Fuji, which means the Mount Fuji of Hokkaido. Even though the volcano is active, the last time it erupted was 6,000 years ago.

The summit has an outstanding 700 meter-wide crater that creates spectacular snow conditions with wind bringing snow from all directions. The way to the top takes about 5 to 8 hours.

If you have more time, we can visit other resorts in the area for more ski touring or freeride skiing. Some of the resorts I recommend include Niseko, Rusutsu, Nakayamatoge, Asahigaoka and Rankoshi Chisenuppuri. We can also ski down Yotei as many days as you want and explore the local beer, food and traditional hot springs at the foot of the mountain.

So stop searching the internet and book your trip now! I can guarantee you will love this Japanese adventure.

For more adventures in Hokkaido, follow me on a 7-day backcountry skiing tour or a one-day multi-pitch climbing trip.

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How do I get to Hokkaido?

Shinchitose International Airport is the best option for getting to Hokkaido. From your landing in Shinchitose air terminal until you leave Japan, all transportation will be provided.

What equipment do I need for this tour?

Bring skis or a snowboard. For mountain safety, please bring an avalanche beacon, a shovel, and a probe. In order to climb, either skins or snowshoes and a sturdy pack are needed. On steep ascents (like Mt. Rishiri), it may be necessary to carry crampons and an ice axe as well.

What is included in the price of the tour?

The price of the tour includes the guide fee, accommodations, transportation to and from the airport, a two-day lift or ropeway ticket, and meals (breakfast and dinner).

Meals are not provided on the days you arrive and leave Japan. The lunch, food for hikes, alcohol, and rental fees (fat skis, avalanche beacons, shovels, avalanche probes, and backpacks) are not included. Insurance is also the responsibility of the guest.

Are there any transfers included in the price?

Yes, the transportation to and from the airport is included in the price

What is the best time of the year for Ski touring?

The best time to enjoy powder skiing in Hokkaido is from January to March.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Dormy Inn Asahikawa Asahikawa Japan
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Premier Hotel CABIN Asahikawa Asahikawa Japan
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Hotel Crescent Asahikawa Asahikawa Japan
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

JMGA Mountain Guide
I was born in Kitami city in east Hokkaido. I grew up loving outdoor sports, skiing, and mountain climbing. I now lives in Sapporo and I have been a guide for the last 15 years.
I have accumulated vast experience in mountaineering in both Japan and abroad. I have served on the Canadian Ski Patrol and I have a wealth of experience skiing, rock climbing, and mountain climbing all over the world including Europe, North America, and Nepal.
I pride myself on my skill and experience rock climbing during the summer and backcountry skiing in the winter months. I have climbed Mt. McKinley in the U.S., Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Ama-Dablam, in Nepal, The Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Chamonix, in Europe and Insubong in Korea.
Please contact me if you want to experience Japan walking, climbing or skiing! I will be very happy to guide you here.


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What people are saying about this trip



Wonderful day. Perfectly organized by our great guide. Thanks.



We were happy with Yasuko as a guide . Her English is ok but she did not have many options on a bad weather day . She is an excellent and we would not hesitate to have her guide us again . Thank you Yasuko 😊



Yasuko was great, very experienced, calm and patient with snowboarders. The weather wasn’t on our side but Yasuko found some areas and cut fresh tracks for us all day. Thanks again.



i did cancel my oversease trip due to coronavirus concerns and it being a bad season in japan. will come back in january next year to try.



We had a wonderful day with Yasuko. He was very informative and spoke English very well. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a great time ski touring or split boarding Mt. Yotei

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