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9-day guided ski tour in Hokkaido, Japan

IFMGA-certified mountain guide Jean will take you ski touring to the Japanese island of Hokkaido. Discover the best powder snow on Earth!

Mountain RangeHokkaido
Duration9 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • A unique experience in a remote region

  • The best snow in the Planet

  • Personalized and customized service

Description

The Japanese nicknamed Hokkaido, the country’s northernmost island, “The last frontier”. The most remote of the Japanese islands, Hokkaido offers some of the best snow conditions in the world, with less than 5% of moisture content.

Hokkaido is a place where the most beautiful landscapes mix. I will guide you on an itinerary that explores this uncrowded region, making it to the top of many summits. We will spend a whole day at Niseko, the country´s #1 ski resort, using both its lifts and ski skins to climb and enjoy over 2,000 meters of descents.

We will explore Mt. Yotei, Hokkaido´s “Mount Fuji”, where we will climb and then enjoy a 2000-meter descent. In the evening, we will rest in a beautiful Onsen (Japanese hot springs) and spend the night there.

Other highlights of the tour include Furano, with a 1,000 to 1,500 meters ascent to the summit overlooking the bay, and Asahidake, with 2,000 meters of descent in world-class snow.

Finally, we will peak the Sandan Yama and enjoy the amazing views from the top: the crest of the ridge, the entire mountain range and a valley of rice fields off to the east.

A Japanese guide and me (or a member of my team) will conduct a group of between 4 and 7 members.

The priority during this trip will be to enjoy Hokkaido’s world-famous powder snow. A good physical condition is necessary to be able to enjoy the trip.  We will climb up to 1,200 meters per day, sometimes more. But rest assured, it is possible to skip one ski day if you need to.

So, if skiing Japan’s mythical powder has been at the top of your bucket list for a while, do not hesitate to contact me! 

And if you have a few more days to spend in Japan, you can check out this exciting trip in Hakuba or this unforgettable ski tour in Mount Fuji.

Accommodation

Small family hotel..

Meeting point

Paris airport.

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Itinerary

Day 1 to 2: Paris – Sapporo – Niseko

Regular flight to Sapporo, the main town in Hokkaido Island. Bus transfer to Niseko. Night in an Onsen in double rooms.

Day 3: Ski safari in Niseko

Amazing ski safari with a 2000 meters descent. Night in a small Onsen in double rooms.

Day 4: Yotei Zan mountain

Today we’ll ski in a remote and beautiful area of this island. Night in an Onsen in double rooms.

Day 5: Transfer to Furano

4 hours transfer to Furano During the trip we’ll stop to climb and ski down a mountain. Night in a lodge.

Day 6: Asahidake

1.30 hs transfer to reach the best snow in Hokkaido. Amazing skiing day.
Night in a lodge.

Day 7: Furano Dake

Skiing day at Furano Dake. Night in a lodge.

Day 8: Sandan Yama

Last summit and skiing day. Afternoon transfer to Sapporo. Night in a lodge.

Day 9: Flight back to Paris


About the guide

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I have been a mountain guide since I was 25 years old. My passion for discovering the mountains of the world has led me to the four corners of the earth. Currently, I am also an instructor at the National School of Skiing and Mountaineering (ENSA).

Each year, I organize different trips. I'm in charge of each trip's organization and I'm sometimes also the guide who leads the group. It could either be me or one of my 4 guide friends, who I have been working with for years.

I have been organizing trips around the world for the past 26 years: Alaska, Antractica, Nepal, Mongolia...Over the years, I have organized trips in more than 30 countries.

In recent years I have had the opportunity to discover:
- Ski traverse in Greenland
- Ski touring in Iran, Lebanon, Mongolia, Argentina, Canada
- Climbing in the Yukon at the Lotus Flower, Jordan, Oman
- The high summits of Sichuan, Kula Kangri in Tibet, Langtang Ri in Nepal

I am currently based in Chamonix and the other 3 guides who work with me live nearby as well. If you are interested in traveling far away or discovering the Mont Blanc massif and other places in the Alps, for climbing, ski touring or ice climbing, please contact me. It will be a pleasure for me to organise a trip that meets your expectations.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 3866 each

Group of 2

EUR 3866 each

Group of 3

EUR 3866 each

Group of 4

EUR 3866 each

Group of 5

EUR 3866 each

Group of 6

EUR 3866 each

Group of 7

EUR 3866 each

Group of 8

EUR 3866 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Flight to the start of the trip

• Lifts tickets

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

• Transport during the trip

• Luggage transfer during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Price per person to join a group of minimum 5 clients.


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