5-day Backcountry skiing in Rishiri (accommodation included)
Niseko 1+ day backcountry skiing with a guide
Explore Niseko in spring, with longer days and milder weather, through this 3 days spring ski touring with a local IFMGA guide, Takao.
Niseko, Mt. Yotei
Mar, Apr, May
I will take you there for ski touring to experience the joy of exploring this area in the beautiful springtime which not many people are fortunate enough to do during this season.
In March, there are higher chances of clear weather days and you can enjoy backcountry skiing. You don’t have to worry about trail breaking and the risks of surface avalanches are significantly lower.
The Spring charm of these mountains means that with longer and warmer days, you can travel longer distances with long ridge traverses to other mountains and enjoy longer ski days. Also you will be able to take longer breaks and be more relaxed whilst overlooking the beautiful mountain scenery.For those climbing Mt. Yotei, the longer hours for climbing in spring significantly increase the chance of a successful summit. But if the upper part of the mountain is frozen and icy you only can go to 70-80% of the full height. Please respect my decisions and judgements on whether to summit (or not) so as to avoid unnecessary risk.I will take you to the best ski touring that Niseko has to offer in Spring time! Please come and enjoy Niseko’s superb backcountry ski trails with me!
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.
Depart from Sapporo at 7 AM
Hike and ski Niseko~Mt. Chisenupuri 1,134.2 m (~2.5 hours skinning)
Overnight at Goshiki Onsen
Mt. Mekunnai 1,190m (~3 hours skinning)
Overnight at Makkari Lodge or Onsen
Mt. Yotei 1,898m (~5 hours skinning)
Return to Sapporo at 7 PM
At Goshiki Onsen and Makkari Lodge or Onsen.
If you want to upgrade your hotel, it will cost JPY2,000 more per night per person. Please include this in the comments section when enquiring.
Required Level: - Technically - all levels from beginner to expert skiers are welcome! - Physically – open for beginner backcountry skiers and snowboarders. You won’t be buried even if you fall!
Snow Condition: - The chance to ski deep, dry powder is available around 1,500m elevation until Late March. - “Corn snow” covers the mountains from Early April but this is sometimes icy. Temperature: +2 to 3°C during the day time
Other Info: ・Deposit amount – 30% of Trip Price ・Reservation opens 6 months prior to the trip date. Please reserve well in advance -– Booking request under 1 month is usually not possible. ・Full payment needs to be made at least 1 month in advance
Sapporo station or your hotel in Sapporo. Please let me know your preference.
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