8-day guided splitboarding trip in Hokkaido, Japan

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Follow Jökull, an IFMGA certified guide, into this winter paradise. Enjoy the best splitboarding across Hokkaido, learn about the local culture and get the best powder snow!

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Niseko

8 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Explore the Yotei-San volcano, Niseko, Sapporo Kokusai and Furano-dake
  • Get the best powder snow surrounded by the most breathtaking sceneries
  • Stay in traditional guest houses and enjoy the local cuisine and culture

Description

Follow me into a winter paradise in Hokkaido, Japan. Join me on this 8-day splitboarding trip. And discover one of the most beautiful places in this fascinating country!

Hokkaido is a known for its breathtaking sceneries. It’s also famous because it is covered with deep and fresh powder snow. Due to its unique climate, Hokkaido remains cold most of the year. Thus producing high quality snow, perfect for a splitboarding adventure!

Moreover, while splitboarding across Hokkaido, we’ll get to experience the famous hospitality of the people that inhabit these lands. Hence, we’ll get to learn about the local culture.

During our trip, we’ll get to splitboard up the flanks of Yotei-San, a stunning cone-shaped volcano. We’ll also enjoy the most thrilling descents in Niseko and Sapporo Kokusai.

Another one of the highlights of our adventure will be splitboarding across Furano-dake, one of the most famous skiing and snowboarding spots in the whole country!

Then, we will also enjoy one of nature’s most amazing treats: soaking in natural hot springs. We’ll get the chance to warm up and relax in different bath houses.

What’s more, at the end of each day we’ll get to reflect on all our adventures while getting a well deserved rest. And, the guest houses we’ll stay in will offer a great taste of japanese culture. We’ll try exquisite local cuisine, wear and admire items such as the Yukata robes and typical slippers, paper walls and futon beds.

So if you are looking for a trip that offers the perfect combination between rich tradition, local culture and the best splitboarding spots, this program is for you! Search no more and send me a request. I promise it will be a unforgettable experience!

Do you want to live an equally amazing splitboarding adventure but in a different part of the world? Check out this 6-day splitboarding trip in Kviar, Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in my native Iceland.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Sapporo/Chitose Airport

After you arrive, you will take a 3-4 hour transfer to the Koikawa Ryokan guesthouse in Niseko, where you will spend the night.

Day 2: Off-piste snowboarding in Niseko

For the first day of splitboarding, you will have the chance to explore the off-piste snowboarding opportunities near the Niseko resort area. You will spend the night again at the Koikawa Ryoko guesthouse.

Day 3: Yotei-San Volcano

On this day, you will enjoy a splitboarding tour up the flanks of the Yotei-San volcano. You will spend the night for the third and final time at the Koikawa Ryokan guesthouse.

Day 4: Sapporo Kokusai

You will get to enjoy off-piste splitboarding with the help of lifts in what is often called Hokkaido’s deepest snow. You will spend the night at the Asari Onsen.

Day 5: Kamui Links ski area

During the road trip to Furano-dake, we will stop at the Kamui Links ski area, where you will get to enjoy some skiing. Once we arrive at Furano-dake, you will spend the night in a wonderful lodge with access to hot springs.

Day 6: Furano-dake

You will get to enjoy splitboarding in Furano-dake, which is one of Japan’s most famous spots for splitboarding.

Day 7: Sapporo

For the last day of splitboarding, you will have some time left to enjoy the marvellous snow of Furano-dake before we make our way back to Sapporo, where you will enjoy a fantastic local feast.

Day 8: Flight home

After you wake up, you will get a transfer to the Chitose airport, where you will catch your flight back to Japan’s main island before heading home

 

Details

Accommodation

Koikawa guesthouse, Asari Onsen, and other wonderful lodges.

More info

Minimum group size: 5 people.

Equipment: waterproof jacket, waterproof pants, down or fiber jacket, backpack (25-35L) with ski attachments, socks, base layer, fleece mid layer, ski pants, gloves, hat, neck gaitor, buff and or face mask, water container and thermos, personal medications and blister kit, ski goggles, sunglasses, sun and lip cream, camera, ski touring or telemark boots, skis with touring or telemark bindings or splitboard, ski poles, skins, shovel, probe, avalanche transceiver, winter boots, swimsuits, towel for onsen.

Meeting point

Chitose Airport

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About the guide

I'm Iceland's first and only IFMGA internationally certified mountain guide. I'm a member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides ACMG with whom I finished my certification. I have climbed and skied extensively all over the world, and I lived and worked in both the European Alps and the mountains of Western Canada.
I have brought this wealth of diverse experiences to Iceland and the Arctic North where I have to my name over a hundred first ascents and descents in Iceland and Greenland.
My love of the mountains grew from an early age working as a shepherd on my grandparent's farm on the Troll Peninsula in Northern Iceland. Or maybe it had something to do with my name, which in English would translate directly to Glacier Mountain man.
If you want to discover this beautiful country, please get in touch with me and let's leave together for incredible adventure!


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Prices per person

Group of 5

ISK 453609 Each

Group of 6

ISK 453609 Each

Group of 7

ISK 453609 Each

Group of 8

ISK 453609 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Lifts tickets

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Dinner




 

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