Hokkaido backcountry and ski touring

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Jun Ishiguro, JMGA mountain guide, takes you to a 1-day or several days of backcountry and ski touring around Sapporo, in the island of Hokkaido.

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec


Description

Join me for one or several days of backcountry skiing / ski touring in the area of Sapporo, on Hokkaido island, in Japan.

The mountains all around have very light powder snow and great forests that will make the experience unique! We have this type of snow because of the cold winds that come from North China and Siberia. In fact, the amount of snow that falls every year here is very impressive!

Depending on the snow and weather conditions, as well as your wishes, we will pick up the best spots to go skiing.

There are many spots to go either backcountry or off-piste skiing in the surroundings of Hokkaido's famous ski resorts, like Sapporo Teine, Sapporo Kokusai, Kiroro, Niseko, Rusutsu, Yubari, Kamui, Furano, Tomamu, Sahoro. Our objectives: deep snow and no track!

We will ski between 6 and 8 hours a day.

Besides, you will enjoy delicious food and natural hot springs (onsen) which are part of the Japanese culture.

Please contact me if you want to go skiing in Hokkaido. It would be unique experience!

I also organize other trips in Japan, like climbing Mount Fuji and canyoning in the Kuwaun-nai river.

Details

More info

Equipment: Renting ski equipment in Japan is not easy but I can try to do it for you. I will need you to give me the model and the size of the DYNASTAR boots that fit your feet. Please let me know also your size (for the skis). Here are the renting prices:

  • Avalanche security set (beacon, shovel, probe) = 15,000JPY/week
  • Boots = around 15,000JPY/week.
  • Skis, poles and skin = 28,000JPY/week

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About the guide

I wish you a very warm welcome from Hokkaido, the north island of Japan. The dream spot for any fan of powder skiing!
I'm Jun, I'm a JMGA (Japan Mountain Guides Association) mountain and ski guide. I'm also a ski and telemark instructor. I graduated from the Hokkaido University. I have been skiing all around Hokkaido and I know every corner of this incredible island. I'm also an expert in avalanche safety management.
I'm guiding my friends and clients in all the most beautiful places of Hokkaido: Shiretoko (UNESCO World Nature Heritage), Daisetsuzan National Park, Rishiri, Niseko, Yotei volcano, Asahikawa... hiking, skiing and mountaineering.
Have a look to the different tours I propose to have more info on what you can experience here and get in touch with me. I will be very happy to help you organising your trip and guide you in our beautiful mountains. I'm also the director of the Hokkaido Mountain Guides Association (HMGA) which includes around 84 guides.


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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

JPY 46392 Each

Group of 2

JPY 23712 Each

Group of 3

JPY 15464 Each

Group of 4

JPY 13403 Each

Group of 5

JPY 13403 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

If you want to book my services during the weekend, my daily fee is of 60,000 yen, to divide among participants.


For booking assistance

Our experienced outdoor adventure team is ready to help you boost your experience and will assist you throughout the whole process, from the moment you choose a program until you return from your trip.



 

 

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