Freeride and ski touring in Hokkaido

There are so many wonderful ski spots in Hokkaido, Japan! And a certified mountain guide from the Azimut Montagne team will take you to them in this varied 9-day ski trip.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

9 days

Mountain Range

Daisetsuzan

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Do you want to find powder, lots of it? Then join me on this freeride ski trip in HokkaidoJapan, touring around the island to go to the best spots! I designed this unusual trip in the country of the rising sun.

    Snow of a quality and quantity that you have never seen before!  We ski in the forests, so dense that we feel we are alone. We also ski at very low altitudes, near the sea, in unique landscapes.

    During lunch, we can enjoy delicious noodle soup in the local restaurants. I chose to be based around Furano and Niseko, the local Chamonix. The accommodations are very comfortable, and the location allow us to also enjoy the evenings. But before the after-ski and dinner, we go to the onsen for some relaxation.

    Some of the highlights of this trip in Japan are:
    – a good skiing rhythm, we are not here to relax!
    – discovering the best freeride spots in Hokkaido
    – days with incredible runs in beautiful forests
    – quality accommodation
    – comfortable minibus transfers during the whole trip

    Do you find this trip interesting? Then please contact me, you can join one of the planned trips, but we can also set new dates for your group!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 5
    2550 EUR

    Group of 6
    2550 EUR

    Group of 7
    2550 EUR

    Group of 8
    2550 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Furano

      Arrival at the Sapporo airport (New Chitose). Transfer by minibus to Furano. Overnight in the area.

    • Day 2 to 4Furano, Kamui, Asahikawa, Asahidake

      Breakfast and departure to one of the surrounding areas: Furano, Kamui, Asahikawa, Asahidake, depending on the conditions. Skiing during the whole day with some short ascents with skins. Overnight in Furano area. Possibility of onsen.

    • Day 5Teine

      Breakfast and transfer South. We stop at the Teine station, which has great couloirs and incredible views over the sea. Late in the afternoon, transfer to Niseko. Hotel in the city center. Possibility of onsen.

    • Day 6Niseko

      Breakfaste. Freeride ski in Niseko. Overnight in Niseko. Possibility of onsen and/or party.

    • Day 7Rusutsu

      Breakfast. Departure to the Rusutsu station for freeride ski. Overnight in Niseko. Possibility of onsen and/or party.

    • Day 8Niseko

      Breakfast. Freeride ski in Niseko. Overnight in Chitose to be near the airport.

    • Day 9Departure

      Breakfast and transfer to the airport.

     
     

    Next departures

    For private groups contact the guide
     
    Next datesInfo
    16/01/2020 to 24/01/2020
    2550€ per participant
    25/01/2020 to 02/02/2020
    2550€ per participant
    03/02/2020 to 11/02/2020
    2550€ per participant
    13/02/2020 to 21/02/2020
    2550€ per participant
    22/02/2020 to 01/03/2020
    2550€ per participant
     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    Sapporo domestic airport, arrival hall.

    Accommodation

    3* hotel with breakfast (double room). Single rooms may be available, contact me for pricing information, keep in mind that accommodation in Japan is very expensive.

    More info

    Group size: 6 to 8 people.

    Breakfast is included.

    I can loan you technical equipment (AVD, shovel and probe).

    Technical level: For good skiers in all snow. We have a good rhythm during the ski days. There may be some short steep passages. It's possible to make short ascents on skins (no more than 45 min per day and you don't need to have ski touring experience).

    To carry: a light bag with what you need for the day.

    Calculate around 250€ for the lifts for the 7 days, which are not included in the price.

    I recommend you to have cancellation insurance. Search and repatriation insurance is mandatory. I propose you to hire insurance through Europ Assistance upon booking the trip with me.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    We enjoy very much discovering and re discovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.

    Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway… tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.

     
     

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