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Hokkaido 8 Day Guided Ski Touring

IFMGA certified mountain guide Jokull wants to lead you on a fascinating ski touring journey through the powder of Japan's famous Hokkaido Island.

Mountain RangeNiseko
Duration8 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

I want to guide you on an unforgettable 8-day ski touring trip in Hokkaido, Japan.

There is nothing quite like ski touring in Hokkaido, Japan. You will get to enjoy some of the deepest and freshest powder in the world, while also experiencing Japanese culture. All this will make this trip a win-win tug of war between an amazing cultural experience and fantastic skiing.

The climate in Hokkaido is perfect for skiing because it is cold most of the year, which produces the kind of snow skiers dream of. During your skiing adventures you will get to ski up the flanks of the cone-shaped Yotei-San volcano, as well as skiing off-piste in Niseko and Sapporo Kokusai. Finally, you will get to ski tour in Furano-dake, which is one of the most famous skiing spots in Japan.

Aside from the skiing and the scenery, you will also enjoy beautiful, comfortable natural hot springs. You will have the chance of warming up in different bath houses and enjoy local cuisine. The guest houses where you will be spending the nights will also offer a taste of Hokkaido’s culture, from the slippers and paper walls to the futon beds and Yukata robes.

Not only is Hokkaido a unique skiing experience, it is also a complete one, full of rich tradition. And that is what makes this trip so amazing. So send a request to book this trip if you are interested in this snow filled adventure!

And if you want to experience a ski touring adventure in my native Iceland, you can also join me here.

Accommodation

Koikawa guesthouse, Asari Onsen, and other wonderful lodges.

Disclaimer

Cancellations must be made by email. If you are unable to attend your ski package after the final payment date then the ski package is transferable to another person. If we are able to find a replacement for your space then your package payment can be deferred to a ski package in the next season. Cancellation more than 95 days prior to the start date of package will result in loss of the nonrefundable deposit. If cancellation is received 95 days or less, prior to start of confirmed package then entire trip price is owed and non refundable. We reserve the right to cancel any trip package at anytime. Should this occur a refund of payments, including deposit, less 3% administration fee will be given. This cancellation policy applies specifically to Jökull Bergmann’s programs.

More info

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.

Meeting point

Chitose Airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Sapporo/Chitose Airport

After you arrive, you will take a 3-4 hour transfer to the Koikawa Ryokan guesthouse in Niseko, where you will spend the night.

Day 2: Off-piste skiing in Niseko

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.

Day 3: Yotei-San Volcano

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.

Day 4: Sapporo Kokusai

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.

Day 5: Kamui Links ski area

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.

Day 6: Furano-dake

You will get to enjoy ski touring in Furano-dake, which is one of Japan’s most famous spots for ski touring.

Day 7: Sapporo

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.

Day 8: Flight home

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.


About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 5

ISK 453609 each

Group of 6

ISK 453609 each

Group of 7

ISK 453609 each

Group of 8

ISK 453609 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Lifts tickets

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


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