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9-day splitboarding and off piste snowboarding in Hokkaido

9-day splitboarding and off piste snowboarding in Hokkaido

Enjoy splitboarding and off-piste snowboarding while you discover the Japanese culture on this 9-day program in Hokkaido, led by Yasuko, JMGA certified mountain guide.

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9 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar




Hokkaido is famous for being one of the most incredible places for snow activities in the world. I would like to invite you there to explore and discover the Japanese culture on this 9-day snowboarding trip.

The meeting point of this program will be the Shinchitose Airport.

During this trip, we’ll visit Niseko, the largest ski resort in Hokkaido. We’ll also go to Mount Yotei, Mount Furano, Mount Tokachi or Mount Asahidake, and the Sapporo area.

For a more detailed description of the trip, take a look at the itinerary below. We can arrange changes to the itinerary based on your interests and expectations.

Take into account that prior off-piste snowboarding experience as well as a good physical condition are mandatory for this trip. Do not forget to bring your skis or snowboard, an avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe, skins or snowshoes, crampons and an ice axe. If you don’t have the gear you can rent it. Just let me know before the departure day!

Are you ready for a unique trip to Japan? Send your request to book this splitboarding and snowboarding adventure in Hokkaido. I’m sure you will have an amazing experience!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip


Day 1: Shinchitose - Niseko

On the first day, we’ll go from Shinchitose to Niseko. We’ll spend the night in a Ryokan.

Day 2: Niseko

First day of splitboarding and off-piste snowboarding in Niseko. Night at the lodge.

Day 3: Niseko

We’ll visit a different area of the resort and then go to Makkari.

Day 4: Mount Yotei

On this day, we’ll skin up Mount Yotei and then descend on splitboard.

Day 5: Furano

We’ll drive to the Furano area for 4 to 5 hours. The stay will be at another lodge where we’ll enjoy great food and hot springs.

Day 6: Mount Furano

Splitboarding and snowshoeing day in Mount Furano.

Day 7: Mount Tokachi or Mount Asahidake

Splitboarding day in Mount Tokachi or Mount Asahidake. Then, we’ll go to Sapporo where we’ll spend the night.

Day 8: Sapporo area

We’ll enjoy our last day in the Sapporo area (Mount Yoichi, Mount Shirai, etc.). Night in Sapporo.

Day 9: Departure

We’ll transfer you to the Shinchitose Airport and say goodbye.




In Japanese style inns (Ryokan).

Meeting point

Shinchitose Airport

About the guide

JMGA Mountain Guide
I was born in Kitami city in east Hokkaido. I grew up loving outdoor sports, skiing, and mountain climbing. I now lives in Sapporo and I have been a guide for the last 15 years.
I have accumulated vast experience in mountaineering in both Japan and abroad. I have served on the Canadian Ski Patrol and I have a wealth of experience skiing, rock climbing, and mountain climbing all over the world including Europe, North America, and Nepal.
I pride myself on my skill and experience rock climbing during the summer and backcountry skiing in the winter months. I have climbed Mt. McKinley in the U.S., Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Ama-Dablam, in Nepal, The Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Chamonix, in Europe and Insubong in Korea.
Please contact me if you want to experience Japan walking, climbing or skiing! I will be very happy to guide you here.


Japanese | English



What people are saying about Yasuko Kikuchi

Adam Wakeley


March, 2023

Yasuko was absolutely fantastic and would happily recommend. She found some wonderful routes and clearly knew the terrain exceptionally well.

Sohyun Bae


March, 2023

Yasuko san is a perfect guide for us. She listens to our needs carefully and find out the best choice under the circumstances(weather condition, especially visibility, our strength etc.) She is kind and calm, also has so many experiences. I really recommend her to you!



March, 2023

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Thibault Chiumenti


February, 2023

Yasuko was nice and polite, she knows the area very well and make you feel safe, how ever I would recommend her more for people who are expert in backcountry, last time I did backcountry was 20 years ago and I feel like she was more just guiding the way than showing me or explain me how to improve myself when I had difficulty going up. Over all was great experience thank you

Albrecht Wolfmeyer


February, 2023

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Thomas Söderlund


February, 2023

Yasuko did take us to the best power skiing possible day by day. I wish she could take into account the longer time needed in the transitions for the splitboarders from skin-to-board. Often she was off before they were ready to go.

Lonna Ramirez


February, 2023

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Thomas Rowland


February, 2023

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Geraldine Stoiber


February, 2023

Yasuko was amazing. She was very professional in making decisions about conditions and giving us multiple options for different ascents. Day one we couldnt go backcountry skiing because the conditions didnt allow us to but we made an alternative plan and we had a great time. I would definitely recommend Yasuko as a guide.

Robin Boll


January, 2023

I had a lot of fun and the procedure was very good



March, 2020

i did cancel my oversease trip due to coronavirus concerns and it being a bad season in japan. will come back in january next year to try.

Timothy Fromer


January, 2020

We had a wonderful day with Yasuko. He was very informative and spoke English very well. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a great time ski touring or split boarding Mt. Yotei

M. Britt


January, 2020

Yasuko was very knowledgable about the area. She tailored our outings based on our requests, and we had great fun in the mountains near Rusutsu and Yotei.

Christina Minami


September, 2019

Had a great trip with Yasuko! The trip was well-organized and we were able to customize it to our preferences. Gorgeous scenery and delicious food--couldn't ask for anything more.

Joanna Lee


June, 2019

This trip was great! Yasuko was very helpful and friendly and brought us to a beautiful crag with many climbs that were an appropriate difficulty for us to try. The climbs were extremely fun; the approaches were totally reasonable; and the crag was shockingly uncrowded. Yasuko also found us an inexpensive but delightful campground and did everything to make our trip successful and fun.


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