Enjoy backcountry skiing in Hokkaido! Tour can be arranged flexibly from 1 to 7 Days. With experienced local guide, you can have unforgettable ski tour and Onsen after ski.
This tour is perfect for those who crave the best condition and slopes of Hokkaido! Tour can be flexibly arranged from 1 Day to 7 Days depending on your schedule. The experienced local guide will advise you the best area and route!
This backcountry ski tour involves full hike / tour up mountains away from ski resorts (sometimes we would start at a ski resort). From the foot of each mountain, we will hike up about 2 to 5 hours. You will be amazed by how much quieter and more beautiful it is in the mountains in comparison to sidecountry skiing. If you want to feel the depth of the surrounding mountains and enjoy the untracked faces, this tour is for you.
Some of the areas we may visit are Mt. Yotei, Mt. Yoichi and Mt. Tokachi and some other volcanic mountains.
If you would like to choose freeride and lift assisted sidecountry ski tour, please check my other tour. Please let me know what kind of ski tour you would like to go. When you need to stay overnight, I totally recommend to stay in Japanese style inn (ryokans) and enjoy Onsen (hot spring) and Japanese traditional cuisine. As a local guide, I will choose the best place for you!
Required Technical Level:
Intermediate and Advanced
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- In case of bad weather / conditions (including road conditions), the trip itinerary may be altered and/or date change can be discussed. - Riding on the guide's car is considered as ride sharing and thus will only covered under normal car insurance. The guide's responsibility and liability is only applicable from the departure from the start of the approach path until our return to the same point. - Please make sure all participants are individual insured appropriately with international travel insurance. - For any injuries in the mountains, the guide will not be liable and will need to be paid by your own means. - Please reserve well in advance. Booking request under 1 month is usually not possible.
I can rent the avalanche gear but you need to bring your skiins equipment.
We can decide our meeting point / time in advance accordingly to your needs. We will travel to the trailhead / ski resort to start our tour. After our tour, we can enjoy local Onsens (hot spring) to relax our tired muscles! I can drop you off at a place of your choice (within reason) at the end of the day.
If you would like to spend more days, we can arrange a longer tour. Similarly to the 1 Day tour, we will discuss our meeting point / time in advance. I can pick you up at the airport if you want, or at your hotels. Tour can be extended up to 7 days and like the 1 Day tour, I will drop you off at anywhere you want at the end of tour.
* If you are interested in this great ski experience, please get in touch with me.
Ski equipment (skis, boots, poles)
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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Group of 1
|JPY 46392 each|
Group of 2
|JPY 23196 each|
Group of 3
|JPY 15464 each|
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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
Yasuko was very knowledgable about the area. She tailored our outings based on our requests, and we had great fun in the mountains near Rusutsu and Yotei.
This trip was great! Yasuko was very helpful and friendly and brought us to a beautiful crag with many climbs that were an appropriate difficulty for us to try. The climbs were extremely fun; the approaches were totally reasonable; and the crag was shockingly uncrowded. Yasuko also found us an inexpensive but delightful campground and did everything to make our trip successful and fun.
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