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Backcountry Skiing on Mt Yotei, Hokkaido

Mount Yotei

Join a certified mountain guide on this advanced backcountry skiing tour to ride Niseko's famous and beautiful Mount Yotei, in Japan!

Not specified

2 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May


Mt Yotei – If you’ve skied in Niseko, it’s hard to miss this perfectly symmetrical volcano, inviting you to ski it.

Mt Yotei is not an easy ski touring objective and thus I offer this programme as a 2-day itinerary. We will spend the first day skiing the best powder I know in Niseko either by utilising lifts or exploring less visited areas away from the crowds. For your safety as well as for the other members of the group, please be aware that I may decide that you will not be able to join the Yotei trip after the first day.

Skiing / riding on Mt Yotei is a once in a life time experience that is the high point of Niseko backcountry experience. It is for advanced and experienced backcountry enthusiasts and you need to be able to ski / ride in full control in 30°, untracked slopes in deep powder, in between the trees, in bumpy terrains and in all conditions.

I offer this to you as a Group Tour (where you join a group) and as a Private Tour. The 2 days do not have to be a consecutive 2 days. You can specify which 2 days you want the guiding to be on, or you could also specify a window of dates and let me get back to you closer the time when we have better idea on the conditions / weather.

When contacting me, please tell me whether you’re interested in a private tour or joining a group tour, as well as which programme A or B you’re enquiring about.

Programme A: 2 Days Lift accessed sidecountry skiing + Mt Yotei BC Ski

  • 1 person*: JPY 53,000 per person

  • 2-5 people: JPY 36,500 per person

Programme B: 2 Days Backcountry Skiing in Niseko + Mt Yotei BC Ski

  • 1 person*: JPY 56,500 per person

  • 2-5 people: JPY 39,000 per person

*1 person means, if you end up being the only participant in the group for the day.

Please see Extra Information below for Private Guiding prices.

Please also note that Mt Yotei is rarely in condition during the peak winter months in January and February due to high avalanche risks.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Sidecountry skiing or Backcountry skiing (with full hike) near Niseko

  • 7:45-8:10: I’ll pick you up from where you stay at if you don’t have transportation.

  • 8:00-8:20: Meet up at our Guide’s office.

  • 8:30:  A briefing about the tour.

  • 8:30-13:00: time to enjoy powder riding!

  • Around 13:00: we’ll go back to our office.

  • (Optional) At 13:30: you can have a photo session.

  • 14:30-16:00: End of the program. I can take you back to your hotel if you need.

Day 2: Backcountry Skiing on Mt Yotei

  • 8:00: Meet up at our Guide’s office.

  • 14:30-16:00: End of the program. I can take you back to your hotel if you need.



More info

Price: - Please note that if I am not guiding and one of my colleagues are guiding then the Guide Fee could be reduced by JPY 1,000-2,000 per person per day - Please note that for weekends and national holidays, Guide Fee increases by JPY 1,000 per person per day - Please note that the prices do not include VAT

PRIVATE TOUR The tour is also offered as a private tour. In this case, the Guide Fee is as follows: (A) Sidecountry Skiing + Yotei BC - 1 person: JPY 73,000 per day - 2 people: JPY 51,500 per day per person - 3 people: JPY 46,500 per day per person - 4 people: JPY 44,000 per day per person - 5 people: JPY 42,500 per day per person

(B) BC Skiing + Yotei BC - 1 person: JPY 76,500 per day - 2 people: JPY 54,000 per day - 3 people: JPY 49,000 per day - 4 people: JPY 46,500 per day - 5 people: JPY 45,000 per day

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Heleen Hidskes


April, 2018

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