trip duration TRIP DURATION
4 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
8 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jan, Feb, Mar
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified


Enjoy 4 days of Powder hunting in Otaru / Sapporo areas in Hokkaido!

You’ll be based in a guest house that I run, and there are a lot of ski areas to choose from accessible from the guest house, including some of the ski areas as below:
– Sapporo Teine
– Kiroro
– Sapporo Kokusai
– Asari Onsen Ski Area
– Otaru Tenguyama

Everyday I will check the conditions and head to the best skiing area for the day! For big groups, you will also be able to rent the whole guesthouse by yourselves (sleeps up to 11 people)!

There is an option to extend your stay by 2 days to explore backcountry skiing in a less visited areas (Have a look at the itinerary below).

This area in general is known as one of the deep powder snow regions in Japan. Fresh new snow resets itself almost on a daily basis.

Required Technical / Fitness Levels:
– For all technical levels.
– Participants should be able to hike 2-3 hours per day with a basic day pack.
– No previous experience required.

JPY 100,000 – 150,000 per person

Included in Price:-
Guide Fee, Accommodation, Breakfasts and Dinners.

Excluded from Price:-
Lunch, snacks and any alcoholic beverages

Sample Itinerary
Day 1: Meet at Shinchitose Airport. If we have time, ski at Sapporo Teine. Overnight stay at the Guest house.

Day 2: Lift accessed side country skiing at Sapporo Kokusai or Kiroro. Overnight stay at the Guest house.

Day 3: Mt Yoichi backcountry skiing. Sapporo night tour for aprés Ski! Overnight stay at the Guest house.

Day 4: Ski at Teine Highland. Pick up luggage from the Guest house and drop off at Shinchitose Airport.

The aim is to offer you a customised trip so please contact me with your requirements if you have different number of days available, if there are specific areas you wanted to ski in, if you had any objectives or peaks you wanted to ski from etc.

Just to give you some ideas, you can combine the above sample itinerary with my other programmes:
Optional Backcountry Skiing extension
1. 2-days Ski Touring in Harukayama
2. 5-days Powder Trip in Asahikawa and Furano Areas
3. 4-days Backcountry Skiing Camping Trip in Mt Teshiodake

Kit List:

  • ski gears (skis, boots, skins, avalanche safety gears)
  • ski wears


Price per person

1 Person125000JPY
Group of 2125000JPY
Group of 3125000JPY
Group of 4125000JPY
Group of 5125000JPY
Group of 6125000JPY
Group of 7125000JPY
Group of 8125000JPY

Other details


I run a guest house where you can stay and base yourselves for the duration of the powder hunting trip. The price includes accommodation price.

More info

The price ranges between JPY 100000 and 150000 per person.

Day light house in Hokkaido during Jan - Feb is Sunrise at 6:30 / 7am and Sunset at 4:30 / 5pm.
Niseko, Otaru, Sapporo Area - Average daily low at -8c in Jan/Feb. In the mountains, -10c to -15c.
Asahidake, Tokachidake, Teshiodake Area - Very cold in Jan/Feb. Even in Asahikawa City, the average daily low is around -13c and in the mountains it could be as low as or lower than -25c.
In both regions, the number of sunny days are very limited. In general, there are more than 25 days of snow in a month.