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1-week freeride skiing tour in Hokkaido, Japan

Spend a week freeriding on incredible powder in Hokkaido with a certified mountain guide. Enjoy descents through endless birch forests and relax in an Onsen.

Mountain RangeHokkaido
Duration7 days
Offer periodJan
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Join me for a fantastic week freeriding in Japan! Through Hokkaido, cold air streams from Siberia and the humid Pacific air meet. The result is tons of fresh powder: up to 26 meters of snow are available here per season.

Our goal is to ski down as much fresh powder as possible. At times, we can begin skiing close to the lifts without climbing. Should it not snow, we tighten the skins and look for our lines in the backcountry (I know this area personally very well).

Our accommodation is located directly below Mount Annupuri. In the evening, a fabulous descent leads us through seemingly endless birch forests directly in front of the hotel. With a cold beer, we relax in the hotel’s own onsen (hot waters) and recharge the energy directly at the Japanese buffet. The next day, expect tricky forest runs and powder snow until it comes out of our ears.

We will visit several ski resorts around Mount Annupuri, which are all connected. Although it can be very stormy and cold –up to -25° C–, this trip only requires that you are a good skier willing to explore some of the best powder on Earth.

You will get a radio device, which will allow me to provide you the optimal downhill route from below. Also, communication will be easier in poor visibility or in the forest. Last but not least, it is also fun!

So, are you ready to enjoy great powder and excellent accommodation in Hokkaido? Please contact me!

If you book through Explore-Share, I will provide rental equipment, Skis and ARVA (beacon, probe, shovel), for free.

Accommodation

Hotel. The Grand Hotel Niseko offers simple rooms with beautiful onsen in the hotel, but is usually fully booked early. In the immediate vicinity, there are other hotels and freeride lodges.

More info

Freeriding with touring binding and skins, WMS, shovel, probe and avalanche airbag are mandatory, as well as skiwear, mitts and face mask. If you book through Explore-Share, I will provide rental equipment, Skis and ARVA (beacon, probe, shovel), for free.

Meeting point

Sapporo airport.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1123 each

Group of 2

EUR 1123 each

Group of 3

EUR 1123 each

Group of 4

EUR 1123 each

Group of 5

EUR 1123 each

Group of 6

EUR 1123 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)


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