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4 days off-piste snowboarding in Otaru and Sapporo

Winter in Otaru
Sapporo Kokusai
Kiroro snowboarding

Join Akihiro, an JMGA certified mountain guide, to explore the different snowboarding options in Hokkaido, such as Otaru and Sapporo.

Not specified

Niseko

4 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar

Occasional


Description

Located in the incredible island of Hokkaido, Otaru and Sapporo are just two of the snowboarding areas we can visit in this spectacular 4-day trip. Come with me to explore the amazing powder snow of the island.

We’ll be staying at my guest house, which is accessible to several amazing off-piste snowboarding areas. Every day, I’ll check snow conditions and find us the best spot. Some of the areas we can enjoy include: Sapporo Teine, Kiroro, Sapporo Kokusai, Asari Onsen Ski Area, Otaru Tenguyama and others.

This area generally offers 25 days of snow a month! So the possibilities of powder snow are endless.

I’ve included a sample itinerary below that can be adjusted  to the group’s level and tastes. This trip is open to all skill levels and skiers are welcome too. I can also accommodate this trip for more or less days.

So send me a message and we can design this trip for an unforgettable experience. I can guarantee you’ll love the Japanese mountains.

If you are looking for other adventures in Hokkaido, I offer ski touring trips in Harukayama, splitboarding trips in Teshiodake and snowboarding trips in Asahikawa. With trips for all tastes, I am ready to show you the island’s best.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

Price does not include lunch, snacks or any alcoholic beverages.


Itinerary

Day 1: Meet at Shinchitose Airport

If we have time, snowboard at Sapporo Teine.

Day 2: Snowboarding at Sapporo Kokusai or Kiroro.

Day 3: Mt. Yoichi

Backcountry snowboarding day.

Day 4: Teine Highland

Last snowboarding day and departure.

 

Details

Accommodation

I run a guest house where you can stay and base yourselves for the duration of the powder hunting trip (included in the price).

About the guide

I am a JMGA certified Stage II Mountaineering Guide, and am also certified with Technical Rope Rescue license.
My father’s passion got me started in skiing and mountaineering early in my life - I competed in Cross Country skiing during my high school in universities years at the National level and I’ve been a mountain guide since 1996 when I moved to Hokkaido.
I also appear regularly in mountain related media such as magazines, TV programmes and radio channels. My favourite guiding activity is backcountry skiing, especially when I guide clients to remote places for untracked powder runs, which are earned by hiking up. Mt Teshiodake is my favourite destination in Hokkaido for this. I also surf in the summer!

My extensive climbs and expeditions abroad include the Ski descent of Denali, Sea kayak and Ski expedition along Aleutian islands, Sea kayak and ski expedition in Greenland, Himalaya skiing, Climb of Alpamayo south west route, Ski descent of Mt Pisco in Peru, Field assistant in Antarctica over its winter etc.

I will fully support you on your adventure in this land of north for all four seasons, let it be a pristine powder skiing experience in the world’s best powder snow or the summer mountains or the sea. Whether you are a beginner eager to learn the world of mountains or an experienced mountaineer looking to improve your skills, or an advanced mountain goer keen to enjoy the mountains at the limit of your abilities, I will be very happy to guide you for you to achieve your goals.

Languages

Japanese | English

Certificates

JMGA

Residence

Otaru, Japan


What people are saying about Akihiro Tachimoto

Katrina Scott

5.00

February, 2018

This a beautiful day and a half tour with views of the ocean behind you and unless it's a weekend you'll likely be the only people on the mountain. The first day didn't involve much skiing, there is a 3 hour hike then skins off and a nice gentle slope down to the hut. Unfortunately this had been tracked out by snowmobilers. So we didn't lap it and got to the hut at 2.30pm. AKI kept us entertained with stories of his incredible experiences from around the world. The second day, the two slopes that we lapped were really playful and not a track in sight! Would highly recommend AKI as a guide and hut is brilliant!


 

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