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Hokkaido splitboarding tours with lift assistance

Hokkaido splitboarding tours with lift assistance | Japan

Join Yasuko, a JMGA guide, for 1 or several days of splitboarding in Hokkaido. Enjoy great descents and take advantage of lift assistance. Make your winter holidays unforgettable!

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1 Day

Jan - Mar




If you are looking for adventurous winter holidays in Hokkaido, Japan, this trip is the perfect excuse! Specially designed for splitboarding lovers willing to take full advantage of their time, this trip offers a spectacular terrain to splitboard on, and lift assistance.

During the trip you won’t hike much. Instead, you will be able to use the lifting services in order to climb up the mountains and then enjoy great descents. This is a unique opportunity to get to know exciting slopes in one of the most famous Japanese winter destinations.

The trip can be arranged depending on your schedule: it is available on a 1 day basis or up to 7 days. In this opportunity, you will use gondola and lifts at ski resorts and perform splitboarding on powder snow on untracked terrains.

Remember that avalanche safety gears will be needed: shovel, beacon and probe. In case you don’t have these, you may rent them in our store.

Join me in this splitboarding tour in Hokkaido.  Request to book this trip and enjoy Japan’s powder snow! I’ll be glad to guide you through different routes.  

If you also love hiking, I offer this same trip without lift assistance. You may want to check out this other program:

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: 1 Day Tour

We shall decide our meeting point / time in advance accordingly to your arrangements. We will then travel to the 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.

Day 2 to 7: More than 1 Day tour

If you would like to spend more days, we can arrange a multi day tour. I can pick you up at the airport if you want, or at your hotels. Tour can be extended up to to 7 days and 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.



More info

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

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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

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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What people are saying about Yasuko



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 ūüėä



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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