People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
Type of Trip
An awesome ski tour that combines 2 unique elements: powder skiing and cultural experience. Join me in the north of Japan, in Hokkaido.
Due to its location, the island of Hokkaido benefits from really good quality snow during the first months of the year. Some say that it is the best powder in the world because it is light and abundant.
We can leave together for several days and based on your wishes set up a great program combining:
– Freeride / Off piste skiing in some of the best ski resorts of the island: Niseko, Furano, Asahikawa, Rusutsu…
– Ski touring / Backcountry skiing on some volcanoes like Mt Yotei, Mt Asahidake…
We can even go to Rishiri and experience the far north conditions!
As a guide, I will define the itinerary based on what type of ski you want to do, the time you have here, the level of skiing you want to do and the snow conditions of course!
I can also recommend accommodations for you depending on what you want: budget, onsen, food, traditional (ryokan) or more modern lodging, location etc.
I usually select some spots and we move from one to the other during the trip using my van. This gives us also some flexibility and the chance to go where the conditions are the best.
Being guided here with a local allows you to access the best skiing areas. But it’s also great to learn about the Japanese culture, the traditions, our history…
I’m a IFMGA / UIAGM mountain guide living in Sapporo, the main city of Hokkaido. I love backcountry skiing and above all, freeriding!
Please get in touch with me if you are interested to come here and know more about the different options. It will be my pleasure to guide you here and let you live an unforgettable skiing and cultural experience.
I recommend you to read this great article about 2 clients that joined me in January 2016 for a 10-day backcountry and off piste skiing tour in Hokkaido and this story about 5 friends that I guided in January 2017. They will give you a good idea about the experience we can share together.
If you didn’t find what you were looking for, check out Explore-Share.com’s selection of backcountry skiing trips in Hokkaido, Japan.
Price per person per day
- Guiding fee
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
I can recommend accommodations for you depending on what you want: budget, onsen, food, traditional (ryokan) or more modern lodging, location etc.
Here are some of the Ryokan I recommend you to check out:
- Niseko Koikawa onsen
- Koganeyu (between Niseko and Sapporo)
- Asahidake Onsen Yukomanso
- Asahikawa Senshoen
The price will vary depending on the number of days you want to ski and the program you choose for. Moreover, you will need to add certain expenses like accommodation (for yourself and for me), transportation, lift pass fee when estimating the final cost of trip.
Guide Fee per person per day changes for weekends and national holidays:
1 person JPY 50,000
2 people JPY 25,000 per person
3 people JPY 16,700 per person
4 people JPY 15,300 per person
5 people JPY 14,500 per person
Please get in touch with me and let's discuss about it.
If you are more than 6 people, a second guide will join us.
In case you would need some ski equipment rentals, I can help you renting part of it.
About the Guide
Japanese IFMGA / UIAGM mountain guide
I was born in 1977 in Sapporo. I'm still living here today, guiding my friends and clients in Hokkaido and Honshu but also all around the world. I did many ski expeditions going down some of the most known peaks on hearth: Mt Manaslu (8193m), McKinley, Alaska, Greenland, Mt Muztagh Ata (China), South Pole, Mount Darwin (Patagonia), Mont Blanc... I also did many extreme skiing contests.
I got my IFMGA certificate in 2014.
Please get in touch with me if you wish to come to Japan for some great skiing. I will be happy to guide your here and let you live an unforgettable experience !
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