Daisetsuzan, Hokkaido, Off-Piste Snowboarding


Join Shinya, a JMGA certified mountain guide, for a full day of thrilling snowboarding on the beautiful powder of Daisetsuzan in Hokkaido, Japan.

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1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar




There is an assortment of great snowboarding locations all over Japan. However, the Daisetsuzan area in Hokkaido is definitely one of the best because the powder is fresh and the slopes are plentiful.

Located in the north of Japan, Daisetsuzan is only 1.5 hours by train from Sapporo. There are several advantages to snowboarding in this beautiful area. Firstly, there is an abundance of great snow that is perfect for snowboarding. Also, the weather in the area is marvellous, as the temperatures are extremely tolerable and drier than other popular ski and snowboard destinations in the country.

The Daisetsuzan area is very large. As a result, there are many different routes and spots you can choose from. And I will gladly help you select the perfect one for you based on your skill level and desires. There is also the option to enjoy the Asahidake mountain (2,291m), which can be accessed by lift.

This trip is open to people of all snowboarding levels. So if you are a beginner, there are lots of slopes available to you. And if you are an expert snowboarder there are also lots of options for you to enjoy as well.

I can also offer multi-day options of this trip. Furthermore, I can also transport you to Daisetsuzan from Asahikawa, Asahidake, or Higashikawa. All you have to do is give me advance notice.

If you are looking for a great snowboarding adventure in Northern Japan, then the Daisetsuzan area is an amazing option. So send me a request, and let me guide you through this stunning and fun area. I know you’ll have an unforgettable time.



- High end hotel or ryokan with onsen (halfboard): usually around JPY 20,000 per person per night - Standard hotel with onsen (halfboard): about JPY 10,000 per person per night - Basic hotels without meals: JPY 5,000 per person per night

More info

Participants should bring the following items with them. - Ski gear - Warm jacket (hooded is the best, prevent the cold, water-proof, high moisture permeability) - Mid layer (e.g. synthetic fleece: cotton parka or shirt is not suitable) - Base layer (wool or synthetic: easy to dry) - Ski goggles (Sunglasses are not good enough) - Gloves (thick and warm) - Beanie (warm and over ears) - Neck warmer (for protecting face from cold wind: Balaclava is the best) - Helmet (strongly recommended)

Meeting point

Daisetsuzan National Park.


About the guide

I am a JMGA certified mountain and ski/snowboard guide, born and raised in Hokkaido, currently living near the foot of Asahidake (in Daisetsuzan National Park), where my primary guiding arena is.
I started snowboarding when I was 14, and competed in halfpipe snowboarding professionally since 2000. Since then, my interests have changed to mainly backcountry snowboarding (mainly on split boards). I’m a professional snowboarder and have been featured in magazines and DVDs as well. I’ve boarded in Alaska as well, both for heli snowboarding and touring by building a base camp on a glacier.

I will guide all genre of backcountry players, whether it be skiers, snowboarders, split boarders, or telemarkers. I particularly enjoy natural half pipe terrains and riding down steep slopes.

Daisetsuzan area (e.g. Asahidake) and Tokachidake area are in central Hokkaido, located far away from the sea. This means that we get the driest powder snow in Japan, and at times it will be hip deep. The total snowfall in this region is typically less than in Niseko, but because of the colder climate, the snow remains powdery for a longer period of time (so you get to enjoy powder even 3-4 days after the snowfall/dump!) and also until later in the season (March) than Niseko.

I would love to show you my home ground, and with my local knowledge I can take you to the best place for your abilities and requirements, and the condition of the day!!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 26805 Each

Group of 2

JPY 13403 Each

Group of 3

JPY 13403 Each

Group of 4

JPY 13403 Each

Group of 5

JPY 13403 Each

Group of 6

JPY 13403 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include snowboarding equipment, (which is not available for rent either) or lift fees, which are approximately 5000 JPY per day.


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