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4-day Backcountry ski tour in Niseko, Kiroro & Rusutsu

Join Takao, IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for a backcountry skiing trip in Japan. Discover the amazing powder snow of Niseko, Kiroro & Rusutsu!

Duration4 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Discover the beautiful island of Hokkaido, Japan.

  • Spend 4 days skiing on top-quality powder snow.

  • Explore the backcountry areas of Niseko, Kiroro & Rusutsu.

Description

If you are looking for an exciting winter adventure in Japan, you have just found it! Come to Hokkaido and join me for a 4-day backcountry skiing trip around Niseko, Kiroro & Rusutsu!

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan. With lots of mountains and cold air coming across the Sea of Japan, from Siberia, this region is perfect for skiing tours. Some of its winter sport areas receive almost 20 metres of snowfall annually.

On this 4-day backcountry ski tour, we will go to three of the most important ski resorts of Hokkaido: Nikes, Kiroro and Rusutsu. Located west of Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, they offer a super-varied terrain, with trees and an easily accessible untracked area. The powder snow of the island is famous for being incredibly dry!

For this trip, you need to be at least an intermediate backcountry skier. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you on the way. 

So, if you are up for this amazing winter adventure in the Island of Hokkaido, Japan, please contact me. Let me take you to the unforgettable powder of Niseko, Kiroro & Rusutsu!

We can also practice different winter sports in this same island. Check out, for example, my  Intro to Ice Climbing in Sounkyo, Hokkaido.

Accommodation

Not included. I can help you to find what you need!

Meeting point

Pickup at 07AM – 07:30AM, at your chosen location.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Niseko

Pickup at 07AM – 07:30AM, at your chosen location.  Half day of backcountry skiing in Niseko.

 

Day 2: Niseko

Full-day of backcountry skiing in Niseko.

 

Day 3: Kiroro

Full-day of backcountry skiing in Kiroro.

 

Day 4: Rusutsu

Full-day of backcountry skiing in Rusutsu. Estimated drop-off time: 6PM.


About the guide

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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!


For booking assistance

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Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 463918 each

Group of 2

JPY 25774 each

Group of 3

JPY 116839 each

Group of 4

JPY 87629 each

Group of 5

JPY 77320 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

Price details

• In case of three participants or less, please feel free to contact me. Not included in the price: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation, Outdoor insurance and Ski Gondola Tickets.


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