Jan, Feb, Mar
There are two small areas in the Teine ski resort that you can enjoy. Those areas are Olympia and Highland. The Olympia area is great for beginners. It also still has traces of the Sapporo Olympic games that took place back in 1972. As for the Highland area, it is located higher up the mountain, at an altitude of approximately 1,000 meters above sea level. This area offers more challenging, black level descents. However, the views you will get not just of Sapporo but of the ocean are spectacular.
Due to the variety of descents the Teine ski resort offers, it is ideal for beginners and experienced skiers alike. So no matter your skill level, you’ll have a great time. However, it is important that regardless of which area you choose and level you can ski at that you are in good physical condition.
Filled with the famous powder that Hokkaido is so well known for, the skiing in the Teine ski resort is phenomenal. And because of its close proximity to Sapporo, you can easily access it from the lovely city.
If you are looking for one, or several days of skiing near Sapporo, the Teine ski resort is a great option. Filled with great descents and views, I know you’ll have a great time. To join me, just send a request. I look forward to guiding you.
I also offer a similar trip at the Sapporo Kokusai ski resort that you can enjoy here.
Sapporo Teine Ski Resort
Some accommodation options which I personally recommend in Sapporo include the Route Inn Sapporo and the Sapporo Aspen hotel, which costs between 8,000 and 9,000 JPY and does not include food, and the Sapporo Grand Hotel, which costs between 10,000 and 20,000 JPY.
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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