Enjoy splitboarding on great powder snow in Hokkaido! Join Yasuko, a JMGA mountain guide, in this adventure and practice this exciting activity for 1 to 7 days.
Jan - May
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During one full day or more, you will be able to enjoy splitboarding on the great powder snow in Hokkaido.
This trip, specially designed for splitboarding lovers is a great opportunity to visit one of the most famous winter destinations in Japan. The tour is comfortably adjustable: it can be arranged from 1 to 7 days depending on your agenda.
During this tour, you will be able to enjoy amazing descents after heating up your muscles through a full hike up the mountains for 2 to 5 hours. The landscape is breathtaking and you will never forget the feeling of immensity and silence you’ll get around these mountains.
Some of the backcountry areas you will splitboard on are Mount Yotei, Mount Yoichi, Mount Tokachi, between other volcanic mountains.
If you are planning to stay more than one day, I recommend you stay in Japanese style inn, relax in the Onsen hot springs and try Japanese traditional exquisite cuisine.
Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to try Hokkaido’s powder snow. Request to book this trip and join me during one or up to seven days. I’ll be glad to guide you through the best splitboarding routes!
In case you are more of a backcountry skiing person, check out 1+ Days Backcountry Ski Tour in Hokkaido, a great program I also offer at Hokkaido!
- Guiding fee
Secure your spot with just 25% payment
48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking
We can decide our meeting point / time in advance accordingly to your needs. We will travel to the trailhead / ski resort to start our tour. After our tour, we can enjoy local Onsens (hot spring) to relax our tired muscles! I can drop you off at a place of your choice (within reason) at the end of the day.
If you would like to spend more days, we can arrange a longer tour. Similarly to the 1 Day tour, we will discuss our meeting point / time in advance. I can pick you up at the airport if you want, or at your hotels. Tour can be extended up to 7 days and like the 1 Day tour, I will drop you off anywhere you want at the end of tour.
* If you are interested in this great ski experience, please get in touch with me.
In case of bad weather / conditions (including road conditions), the trip itinerary may be altered and/or date change can be discussed. Riding on the guide’s car is considered as ride sharing and thus will only covered under normal car insurance. The guide’s responsibility and liability is only applicable from the departure from the start of the approach path until our return to the same point. All participants must have individual insurance which specifically covers backcountry splitboarding. For any injuries in the mountains, the guide will not be liable and will need to be paid by your own means
JMGA Mountain Guide
I was born in Kitami city in east Hokkaido. I grew up loving outdoor sports, skiing, and mountain climbing. I now lives in Sapporo and I have been a guide for the last 15 years.
I have accumulated vast experience in mountaineering in both Japan and abroad. I have served on the Canadian Ski Patrol and I have a wealth of experience skiing, rock climbing, and mountain climbing all over the world including Europe, North America, and Nepal.
I pride myself on my skill and experience rock climbing during the summer and backcountry skiing in the winter months. I have climbed Mt. McKinley in the U.S., Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Ama-Dablam, in Nepal, The Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Chamonix, in Europe and Insubong in Korea.
Please contact me if you want to experience Japan walking, climbing or skiing! I will be very happy to guide you here.
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Yasuko is a very experienced guide. We spent two days with her and thoroughly enjoyed our time. She suggested tours based on our experience level and the weather conditions (one day was extremely stormy, yet she still found a place where we could ski). Both days, we were making fresh tracks :) Highly recommend!
We were happy with Yasuko as a guide . Her English is ok but she did not have many options on a bad weather day . She is an excellent and we would not hesitate to have her guide us again . Thank you Yasuko 😊
Yakuso was a great guide with lots of experience around the area. we thoroughly enoyed touring with her. She also helped us get equipment when we couldn't find any. Highly recommend!
Yasuko was great, very experienced, calm and patient with snowboarders. The weather wasn’t on our side but Yasuko found some areas and cut fresh tracks for us all day. Thanks again.
i did cancel my oversease trip due to coronavirus concerns and it being a bad season in japan. will come back in january next year to try.
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