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.
Do you want to find powder, lots of it? Then join me on this freeride ski trip in Hokkaido, Japan, 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!
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
- Mountain guide expenses
Arrival at the Sapporo airport (New Chitose). Transfer by minibus to Furano. Overnight in the area.
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.
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.
Breakfaste. Freeride ski in Niseko. Overnight in Niseko. Possibility of onsen and/or party.
Breakfast. Departure to the Rusutsu station for freeride ski. Overnight in Niseko. Possibility of onsen and/or party.
Breakfast. Freeride ski in Niseko. Overnight in Chitose to be near the airport.
Breakfast and transfer to the airport.
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.
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.
Sapporo domestic airport, arrival hall.
We enjoy very much discovering and rediscovering 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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Thx to Pierre for guiding us these days, everything was excellent. We were going to nice powder places even with difficult snow conditions. I didn’t have to think of anything, just followed the guide and enjoyed touring and skiing. Thx to Isabelle at le petite cerf for her hosting, food and excellent Organisation:)
Antoine at Azimut was an excellent guide. I had a great first climb because of him, will go again!
Had an absolutely fantastic experience on a 3 day trip of Gran Paradiso. Our guide Christophe Garrigues was incredibly knowledgeable and patient and ensured everyone in our group felt comfortable and confident when on the mountain or using new equipment. Definitely a trip to be repeated with Azimut and hopefully Christophe!
Awesome experience, knocked another item from my bucket list.
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Quelques petits problèmes d'organisation , vite reglés par le guide très impliqué . Très bon choix pour l'Hotel. pour le programme, on devrait avoir un peu plus d'intensité lors de la préparation . le 1/2 jour de repos est le bienvenu
Well organised trip with excellent guides and admin support Highly recommend 😊
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The Guide did not even know I'am on splitboard. Everyone else was on skis, I was the only one on board. Guide has no experience on board, so the daily trips was designed for skiers, not borders. I would like to know which company is responsible putting me in a ski group, Azimut or Explore-Share? If you don't know the difference between what is doable with skis and splitboards, you would not sell trips for splitboarders! In the only day I could enjoy somehow, I did very hard time to stay on my feet on icy steeps, because I should have had a crampon, but I did not have it, because the list of necessary equipment does not mention it. All the skiers had one. The guide anyway did what he could to help me, all the respect for Rafael. But the whole trip was a fuckup for me that way. I really want to know who is responsible!?
J'attends le remboursement mais dans l'ensemble tous étaient super. Les guides géniaux. Une bonne expérience.
Had a great trip. Unfortunately the guide was not fluent in English as written in the description. That is something that could lead to a very tricky situation if there would‘ve been a dangerous situation. The selection of the group by azimut was not the best as at least one person was physically not capable of doing this trip. However, the service by explore-share was great!
Merci beaucoup à Manu et Antoine, nos deux guides, pour cette excellente semaine. Ils ont été aux petits soins et très professionnels: s'assurant que chacun était en sécurité et profitait le plus possible de son séjour, de la montagne et de la bonne neige ;). L'hébergement, à l'hôtel Les Agneaux était aussi fantastique: nourriture faite maison, locale, chambres très confortables et propriétaire encore une fois aux petits soins. C'était top!
We really enjoyed the trip. As well the group, the skiing as the guide. A good hotel with enough facilities and very guest friendly. Thank you for your service and organization
What an incredible experience. Everything went superbly , the guides, organization and the team did a spectacular job.
I was disappointed. I was slower than the rest of the group reaching Tete Rousse, and the guide discouraged me from going to Gouter. I had a slight ankle sprain the day before which slowed my ascent. I recovered 95% the day after. My complaint: when I decided to go for a second guided attempt, at a slower pace, I received no help in securing a guide, or a reservation at Gouter. The online reservation showed fully booked both for Rousse and Gouter. But I know that there were lots of empty bunks at Rousse, and I suspect the same at Gouter. I received sympathy, but only as a formality. Initially I had sought a single dedicated guide, but I was encouraged to join a group. I did not get a choice.I should have known better, I knew my pace would be a bit slower, but I counted on your support and understanding. I got neither. I was on my own with no help.
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