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1+ Days Backcountry Ski Tour in Hokkaido

Backcountry Ski Hokkaido
Backcountry Ski Hokkaido
Backcountry Ski Hokkaido
Backcountry Ski Hokkaido

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.

Daisetsuzan, Mt. Yotei, Niseko

+1 Day

Jan - May


Do you want to enjoy skiing on super fine snow of Hokkaido?

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!

Enjoy backcountry ski in powder snow!

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

Included in Price:

  • Guide Fee
    *This is the guide fee for 1 day

Excluded from Price:

  • Gear rental fee

  • Accommodation

  • Lift fee (for you and for guide, depends on the choice of mountain)

Kit List:

  • Ski Gears (Skies, snowboard, boots)

  • Skins or snowshoes for snowboarders

  • Ice Axe / Crampons (optional)

  • Ski poles

  • Avalanche safety gears (beacon, probe, shovel)
    *The following items can be rented by prior arrangement.
    -Beacon, probe, shovel JPY 2,000 per day
    -Backpack (30L) JPY 1,000 per day

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: 1 Day tour

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.

Day 2 to 7: 1+ Days tour

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.



More info

I can rent the avalanche gear but you need to bring your skiins equipment.

Meeting point

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



Yakuso was a great guide with lots of experience around the area. we thoroughly enoyed touring with her. She also helped us get equipment when we couldn't find any. Highly recommend!



Yasuko was nice and polite, she knows the area very well and make you feel safe, how ever I would recommend her more for people who are expert in backcountry, last time I did backcountry was 20 years ago and I feel like she was more just guiding the way than showing me or explain me how to improve myself when I had difficulty going up. Over all was great experience thank you

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