4-day backcountry skiing tour in Rishiri

4-day packaged backcountry ski trip in the remote volcanic island of Rishiri in the Northern tip of Hokkaido, Japan, with a certified mountain guide.




Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide


Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May

Type of Trip

Not specified


Join me on this 4-day off-the-beaten track ski adventure in Japan, and discover more about Japanese culture!

This is a trip to the small volcanic island of Rishiri, in the north of Hokkaido. Mount Rishiri (1721 m) is a dormant volcano in the center of the island. It’s also one of the top 100 mountains in Japan.

During this 4-day ski trip you’ll enjoy some exciting powder skiing, as well as sharing the local culture of the island.

Besides, we will reach the summit of Mount Rishiri and ski from there!

As regards the necessary skills, you should be able to ski even in spring sugary snow conditions. Furthermore, you should know hoy to put on crampons on ski boots and also do some hiking.

If you are used to ski for 6 or 8 hours a day, you’ll feel perfectly comfortable during this trip!

The starting point of this adventure will be the city of Sapporo. As we’ll start early in the morning, you should be there the night before. We’ll then meet at Saporo station. I can also pick you up from the hotel if it’s close to the station.

Please contact me if you want to join me for this unique backcountry skiing tour on Rishiri! I will be happy to guide you there and show you the great skiing spots of the island.

Price per person

1 Person
761 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip


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.



  • Day 1: Mount Rishiri / Wakkanai

    We’ll reach the summit of Mount Rishiri and ski there.

    Then, we will board the ferry back to Wakkanai. We’ll stay in Wakkanai.

  • Day 2: Mount Shokanbetsu / Sapporo

    We’ll go from Wakkanai to Mashike. We’ll ski in Mount Shokanbetsu. Then, we’ll travel back to Sapporo.

  • Day 3: Sapporo / Rishiri

    We’ll go from Sapporo to Wakkanai by car. Then, from Wakkanai to Rishiri by ferry. We’ll stay in Rishiri.


Other details

Meeting point
Sapporo Station, North Exit.

Lodging for 3 nights (dinner and breakfast for each night)

More info

Lunches and food on the go on the mountains are not included in the price.

- Touring ski gears (ski crampons are necessary)
- Crampons
- Ice axe
- Clothing for spring ski touring
- Clothing for sleeping
- Avalanche safety gears (beacon, shovel, probe)

I can also lend you the Avalanche safety gear at JPY 2,000 per day, so please get in touch with me if you would like to rent a set.


About the Guide

FROM 761 USD per person


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