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3-day Niseko backcountry skiing (with Mt. Yotei)


Join JMGA-certified guide Jun on this 3 -day program to the Niseko backcountry terrain and attempt to summit Mt Yotei (1898m).

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3 Days

Mar, Apr, May




Come explore the Niseko backcountry terrain in the beautiful Japanese island of Hokkaido with this amazing 3-day program.

Hokkaido, and Niseko in particular, are famous worldwide for their fantastic powder snow. During these amazing 3 days, you'll get to discover why everybody else is talking about it!

We'll also attempt to summit Mt Yotei (1898m). We'll pick the day when conditions are more appropriate for the ascent to maximize our chances of getting to the summit. The descent that follows will be memorable: it is the longest in Hokkaido!

On the remaining 2 days, we'll pick the spots with the best snow conditions, taking into account your level and wishes. I can guarantee 3 days of complete bliss, skiing on the most perfect powder.

I'll take a maximum of 4 participants with me. If you're part of a larger group, I can bring another guide with me.

This program is suitable for skiers of all levels since the it can be adapted to different skill levels. If you are a beginner, I can teach you how to use ascent and avalanche gear and teach you how to ski in deep powder snow.

During the months of January and February, the probability of summiting / skiing from the summit of Mt Yotei is very low. In fact, because I consider it as highly avalanche prone during these months, there is a good chance we may decide not go at all.

If you'd like to come discover the backcountry terrain of the Niseko mountains, contact me now. I'm a local guide and will take you to all the best spots in the area!

I also offer a 1-day ascent of Mt Yotei. It is a good alternative if you are short on time.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip


More info

  • If I'm not available, one of my colleagues will be happy to be your guide. All the guides I work with are appropriately certified and have extensive knowledge of the area (2 are Austrian ski instructors and 1 is a JMGA ski guide).

  • Avalanche gear is included in the price. You can also rent skis, climbing skis and snowshoes for free, but please let me know in advance as a limited number is available.

Meeting point

Your hotel

About the guide

Hello! I’m a qualified Austrian mountain ski guide, a ski instructor as well as a alpine and ski guide with the Japan Mountain Guide Association (JMGA). I’ve lived 7 years in Austria, mainly as a ski instructor. I then became a mountain ski patrol in Tateyama in Japan, a heli ski guide in New Zealand, a chief guide at Niseko Hanazono Powder Guides, an assistant director of Niseko International snow sports school, and ultimately have started ski guiding independently since 2013.

I value the fundamentals of skiing as sports; to enjoy the snow mountains in a stylish, free and safe manner, in both private and as work. The best outcome is when both the client and guide can have fun, and for this, I am quite particular about not only guiding but also in technical / skills aspects and selection of appropriate equipment. I am an alpine skier but also enjoy telemark skiing. In summer, I have enjoyed surfing for a long time. Whether it be on waves, on mountains or on asphalt, if there’s enough steepness then I love to ‘glide’, which is my motto.

Please join me in gliding my backyard - which is the front and backcountry of Niseko!


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What people are saying about Jun Horie

Michael Mezei


March, 2020

We had an excellent trip, however, Expolre share said we would have Jun as our local guide - this was switched last minute from Jun to Tim - Tim was excellent (the guide rating of 5 is for Tim, not for Jun), but we had no information about Tim's background or credentials to assess before the trip. In the future, explore share should let us know in advance if there is a guide change and provide background and credentials.



February, 2020

Explore-share managed to find me a very good ski guide, but would have been nice to get in touch with the guide earlier after the transaction was done

Louise Carlsson


January, 2020

We went for a 1-day guided freeriding with Jun's colleages Tim and Anna! They were amazing and showed us the best spots for backcountry skiing in Niseko. We were also very lucky to get a lot of snow, which made it the best day on the mountain for us. Thanks a lot!

Nicklas Zettergren


February, 2019

The "Guided powder ski tour" was amazing, also thanks to your brilliant and professional guide Gunther Winkel also a big thanks to Jun Horie for the skitouring equipment. On behalf Daniel and myself we want to thank you for a very professional guided powder ski tour, showing us Niseko in the best way of ski touring.

Chris Leach


February, 2018

I skied with Kehoe Seki, who took my up Mt Iwaonupuri. He is among the most knowledgeable, helpful and friendly guides I've skied with. I highly recommend.



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