Join the amazing Takao, an IFMGA mountain guide, on this wonderful 3-day splitboarding adventure to the Niseko and Mount Yotei, in the island of Hokkaido, Japan.
Mt. Yotei, Niseko
Mar - May
Open To Everyone
Discover the beautiful Japanese island of Hokkaido on this 3-day trip to Niseko and Mount Yotei. Covered in amazing powder and deep snow, this place is fantastic for splitboarding. Come experience this incredible paradise.
Even though Niseko and Mount Yotei are known for being a perfect ski and snowboard destination during the winter, the spring time is even better. Days are longer and clearer, the weathers is warmer and the chances of an avalanche are lower. This means we'll have longer splitboarding days and more relaxed breaks to enjoy the impressive landscape.
During these three days, we'll visit amazing places such as Mount Chisenupuri and Mount Mekunnai. We'll also be hiking to reach the summits and splitboard the way back.
All levels are welcome on this adventure. We can accommodate the itinerary described below to your skills and interests. We might also need to adapt our plan on weather and snow conditions.
So if you're looking for a splitboarding adventure in an amazing corner of the world, this is the trip for you! You'll love every second of it.
Accommodation options in NISEKO:
– Hotel Kanronomori: Japanese style onsen hotel (half-board). JPY 12000～20,000 (pp per night).
– Goshiki Onsen: An Onsen accommodation in the mountains, far from ski resorts. Self catering JPY 4,000. Half board JPY 10,000.
– The Woodpeckers: mountain hut-like accommodation, just below Niseko Moiwa ski resort. Half-board included. JPY 7,500.
- Accommodation included
- Guiding fee
- Mountain guide expenses
Hike and snowboard Niseko~Mt. Chisenupuri 1,134.2 meters.
Overnight at Goshiki Onsen.
Overnight at Makkari Lodge or Onsen.
Return to Sapporo at 7 PM.
Reservation opens 6 months prior to the trip date. Please reserve well in advance -– Booking request under 1 month is usually not possible.
I am an experienced IFMGA mountain guide, born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan. I started skiing when I was 3 and started climbing when I was 6. My high school years were spent in ski competitions and I joined mountaineering club at University, where I developed my ski mountaineering skills. I have been a ski instructor for Miura Dolphins founded by Yuichiro Miura (first ski descent of the Everest “The Man Who Skied Down Everest” and the oldest Everest summiting record holder at 80 years old) and also supported Yuichiro's Aconcagua ascent and ski descent in 1984 as a part of his 7 summits ski descent challenge.
I was inspired by the works of mountain guides in Chamonix when I visited there in 1983, and decided to start guiding as a mountain guide in Japan in 1989 to share my passion and experiences in outdoors sports with other people, as well as to offer instruction to people enjoying the mountains to be better climbers / skiers. I have also contributed to the proper training of JMGA (Japan Mountain Guides Association) guides and the affiliation of it to IFMGA. I am responsible for the pioneering of the climbing and backcountry skiing scenes in Japan.
My main guiding arena is alpinism, whether it be mountaineering or ski mountaineering, mainly in Hokkaido. I usually take a small group of people (2-5) for Sawanobori (canyoning up waterfalls), alpine climbing, ice climbing, and ski touring in the more remote areas of Japan.
I enjoy finding the best experience for each client accordingly to their physical abilities, preferences, and weather/conditions. I guide because I like watching and feeling that people are enjoying and having fun, and see how this buzz infects other people through skiing and climbing. I find this invaluable as a mountain guide.
There is more to Hokkaido than skiing lift accessible powder in January and February. Please reach out to me to find your own customised way to enjoy Hokkaido’s mountains, natures and culture!
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Everything was peerfect and prepered for our grup (six persons). Our Guide Yuki is a very nice guy and very good mountain guide. It is important to have Japanese guide in Hokkaido:)
Yuki Nagaya replaced Takao and did a perfect job. Daisetsuzan is very nice, scenery is tremendous and the trail is challenging. Onsen was available in all mountain huts. Apart from bring a great guide; Yuki prepares delicious food.
Great trip - poor weather. Excellent guide!
Takao-san is a great guide. I would highly recommend him and plan to go climbing with him again.
Takao was amazing and I had a very enjoyable climb in Hokkaido, thank you for facilitating!
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