Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
After you arrive, you will take a 3-4 hour transfer to the Koikawa Ryokan guesthouse in Niseko, where you will spend the night.
For the first day of skiing, you will have the chance to explore the off-piste skiing opportunities near the Niseko resort area. You will spend the night again at the Koikawa Ryoko guesthouse.
On this day, you will enjoy a ski tour up the flanks of the Yotei-San volcano. You will spend the night for the third and final time at the Koikawa Ryokan guesthouse.
You will get to enjoy off-piste skiing with the help of lifts in what is often called Hokkaido’s deepest snow. You will spend the night at the Asari Onsen.
During the road trip to Furano-dake, we will stop at the Kamui Links ski area, where you will get to enjoy some skiing. Once we arrive at Furano-dake, you will spend the night in a wonderful lodge with access to hot springs.
You will get to enjoy ski touring in Furano-dake, which is one of Japan’s most famous spots for ski touring.
For the last day of skiing, you will have some time left to enjoy the marvellous snow of Furano-dake before we make our way back to Sapporo, where you will enjoy a fantastic local feast.
After you wake up, you will get a transfer to the Chitose airport, where you will catch your flight back to Japan’s main island before heading home.
Koikawa guesthouse, Asari Onsen, and other wonderful lodges.
Minimum group size: 5 people.
Equipment: waterproof jacket, waterproof pants, down or fiber jacket, backpack (25-35L) with ski attachments, socks, base layer, fleece mid layer, ski pants, gloves, hat, neck gaitor, buff and or face mask, water container and thermos, personal medications and blister kit, ski goggles, sunglasses, sun and lip cream, camera, ski touring or telemark boots, skis with touring or telemark bindings or splitboard, ski poles, skins, shovel, probe, avalanche transceiver, winter boots, swimsuits, towel for onsen.
I'm Iceland's first and only IFMGA internationally certified mountain guide. I'm a member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides ACMG with whom I finished my certification. I have climbed and skied extensively all over the world, and I lived and worked in both the European Alps and the mountains of Western Canada.
I have brought this wealth of diverse experiences to Iceland and the Arctic North where I have to my name over a hundred first ascents and descents in Iceland and Greenland.
My love of the mountains grew from an early age working as a shepherd on my grandparent's farm on the Troll Peninsula in Northern Iceland. Or maybe it had something to do with my name, which in English would translate directly to Glacier Mountain man.
If you want to discover this beautiful country, please get in touch with me and let's leave together for incredible adventure!
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