People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Dec
Type of Trip
With a surface area of 83,453.57 km2, Hokkaido is the second-largest island of Japan (after Honshu). It is located in the north end of the country, near Russia, with coasts to the Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Okhotsk, and the Sea of Japan.
Hokkaido is a very popular destination for winter sports. Given its location, it receives consistent cold air from Siberia, across the Sea of Japan, resulting in great snowfalls during long winter seasons. Its mountains (2,290m) feature numerous ski areas for all levels and loads of deep powder snow!
During our 9-day tour, I will be pleased to guide you through Hokkaido’s snow-covered slopes and forests, to the best riding spots in the island. To make this adventure even more exciting, we will even snowboard during the night! Furthermore, after long riding days, we will be able to rest in a comfortable, traditional Japanese guesthouse known as a ryokan, relax in an onsen (hot spring bath), and try some delicious local dishes!
I will take a minimum of 3 people on this trip and a maximum of 8. However, if you are less than 3 travelers, we can discuss alternatives and prepare a program tailored just for you!
Join this fascinating snowboarding adventure and get a real taste of Japan! Send me your booking request now.
In case you are interested, I also offer a ski touring version of this program.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Ryokan (traditional Japanese guesthouse)
Please contact me to request an activity cancellation insurance and further insurance information.
About the Guide
Xavi (Terrassa, Catalonia, 1963). Actually I’m living in Prullans.
During several years I have been practicing my two big passions, mountaineering and photography as hobbies. Actually I’m a High Mountain Guide and photographer in outdoor BTT races, mountaineering marathons or climbing competitions.
In 1982 I did became a member of Servei General d'Informació de Muntanya, a specialized mountain library. And from 1998 I’m working as High Mountain Guide for NKBV (Alpine dutch team).
After working 6 winters as a lifeguard patrol in a Catalan ski resort, I spent a few seasons of the southern summer working as a High Mountain Guide for Azimut 360 and Chilemontaña, two agencies located in Chile, leading clients through the Patagonia and into America's highest peak, the Aconcagua.
Since 2005 I lead my own clients around the world as a freelancer Mountain Guide. From September 2007 I manage the Companhia de Guies de Montanha web, bound to Carros de Foc. I have take part in many expeditions to Andes in South America and Himalaya, Karakorum and Hindu Kush in Asia.
I’ll like to show you “my” mountains, “my” Pyrenees and of course, other mountains around the world. I’ll like to guide you till de top of Aconcagua, Ararat, skiing down from Elbrus, or Kola’s peninsula in Russia.
I propose here few activities, but not all what I can show you!
Contact with me and go together to your dream!