1+ Days Lift Assisted Ski Touring in Hokkaido

Enjoy Hokkaido powder paradise in lift assisted sidecountry skiing areas on this ski touring programme! A day tour or a multi day tour up to 7 Days with a knowledgable local guide, you can have an unforgettable ski tour and Onsen after ski.




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Daisetsuzan, Niseko

People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar

Type of Trip

Not specified


    Looking for powder and untracked terrains in Hokkaido but not into too much hiking?

    As a local guide, I will take you to the best slopes to enjoy super fine snow of Hokkaido! This tour is perfect for those looking for a tour with minimal hiking. I offer this tour on a 1 day basis up to 7 days to fit your schedule.

    This is a freeride and lift assisted sidecountry ski tour. We will utilize gondola and lifts at ski resorts and enjoy off-piste skiing with powder snow. On this type of tour, I will take you to Niseko, Kiroro, Asahidake or Rusutsu, etc.

    For those who are more keen on getting away from the crowds, going “off-the-beaten-track”, wanting to explore deep into the Hokkaido mountains, I can also offer Backcountry ski tour in Hokkaido. You can also make it a combination of backcountry skiing and sidecountry skiing tour so please let me know what your preferences are when contacting me. If you also have a location in mind then please tell me and I may be able to guide you there.

    If you need to stay overnight, I absolutely recommend you to stay in Japanese style inn (ryokans) and enjoy Onsen (hot spring) and Japanese traditional cuisine. As a local guide, I can help you choose the best place!

    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 fee
    • Lift fee
    • Guide expense (Lift fee for guide)

    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
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    Price per person, per day

    Group of 1
    37000 JPY

    Group of 2
    20000 JPY

    Group of 3
    15000 JPY

    Group of 4
    13000 JPY

    Group of 5
    13000 JPY

    Group of 6
    13000 JPY


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee


    • Day 11 Day tour

      We shall decide our meeting point / time in advance accordingly to your arrangements. We will then travel to the 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 71+ Days tour

      If you would like to spend more days, we can arrange a multi day tour. I can pick you up at the airport if you want, or at your hotels. Tour can be extended up to to 7 days and 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.


    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    More info

    If there are more than 5 guests an additional guide will be provided.


    About the 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 Yasuko Kikuchi


    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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    Timothy Fromer
    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.
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    M. Britt
    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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