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Asahikawa and Furano snowboarding trip, Hokkaido

Asahikawa and Furano snowboarding trip, Hokkaido
Asahikawa and Furano snowboarding trip, Hokkaido
Asahikawa and Furano snowboarding trip, Hokkaido
Asahikawa and Furano snowboarding trip, Hokkaido

Akihiro, JMGA certified mountain guide, wants to take you on this Asahikawa and Furano 5-day snowboarding trip in the Japanese island of Hokkaido to discover the best powder in the country!

5 Days

Jan - Mar




Experience the best powder snow in Japan on this 5-day adventure in Asahikawa and Furano!

During this snowboarding trip, participants will have the opportunity to discover two of the best ski and snowboarding areas in the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

Our meeting point will be in the Shinchitose Airport and from there we will drive to Furano. Situated in the middle of Hokkaido, Furano is one of Japan’s most famous ski resorts. During the next days, we will explore this well known area and enjoy one of the country’s best snowboarding places.

Due to the abundance of powder and minimal crowds, Asahikawa is one of Japan’s best kept secrets and is considered to be the ultimate Japanese winter adventure. During our stay in Asahikawa, we wil experience one of the most important Japanese cultures, the Onsen. We will stay at Onsen ryokans and experience the traditional Japan!

During this 5-day trip, skiers as well as snowboarders will decide which specific areas they wish to explore, the amount of days they wish to stay and the level and type of ski and snowboarding they are looking for.

Just to give you some ideas, you can combine the below sample itinerary with my other programs:

  1. 2-days Splitboarding in Harukayama, Hokkaido 

  2. 4-days Teshiodake 4 day guided splitboarding expedition

Although this trip is suitable for beginners as well as experienced riders, keep in mind you will need to be able to hike 2-3hours per day with a basic day pack.

Tempted to try snowboarding in the exotic island of Hokkaido? Join me on this Japanese adventure and discover the best snow in the country! I will be waiting for your request.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

The price ranges between JPY 150000 and 20000 per person.

Excluded from Price:

Lunch, snacks and any alcoholic beverages


Day 1: Meetig point in Shinchitose Airport

Meet at Shinchitose Airport and drive to Furano.

Overnight stay at a lodge.

Day 2: Furano Ski resort

Lift accessed side country skiing and snowboarding from Furano Ski resort, utilising gondolas and lifts.

Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 3: Mt Furanodake

Full day backcountry skiing and snowboarding tour in Mt Furanodake.

Overnight stay at Asahidake Onsen.

Day 4: Asahidake Ski resort

Lift accessed side country skiing and snowboarding  in Asahidake Ski resort, utilising the gondola.

Overnight stay at Asahidake Onsen.

Day 5: Last day!!!

Lift accessed side country skiing and  snowboarding in Asahidake Ski resort, utilising the gondola.

Enjoy onsen and having cleansed yourselves, I’ll drive you to Shinchitose Airport.



More info

Kit List:

-Ski gears (skis, boots, skins, avalanche safety gears) -Ski wears -Down jacket -Balaclava -Sunglasses -Head torch -Spare batteries -Spare underwears top and bottom -Spare socks -Bowl / Cutleries (Plate, bowl, Chopsticks, Cutleries e.g. spork for 2 meals, can be disposable) water bottle (at least 1l) -lunch on the mountain and snacks -face towel -hat -fleece lined gloves -camera -travel insurance

Meeting point

Shinchitose Airport 

About the guide

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Mountain 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.


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What people are saying about Akihiro



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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