1-day ice climbing in Hokkaido

A 1 or 2 day ice climbing experience in Hokkaido, exploring spots in Sapporo, Raiden-Onsen and Sounkyo, together with Cveto, an IFMGA mountain guide.




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar

Type of Trip

Not specified


The island of Hokkaido is famous for its extreme low temperatures. Besides being a top skiing destination, there are many interesting possibilities for ice climbing, either for beginners or seasoned climbers.

If you want to get started on this fascinating sport, I propose to take you on a 1-day trip around Sapporo area. The largest city in the island boasts some exciting iced falls which are the ideal setting for you to make your first steps and learn the basics.

In case you already have some previous ice climbing experience, we can go for a 2-day trip to Raiden-Onsen and Sounkyo area.


Price per person per day

1 Person
45000 JPY

Group of 2
45000 JPY

Group of 3
45000 JPY

Group of 4
45000 JPY

Group of 5
45000 JPY

Group of 6
45000 JPY


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
 Price includes transportation from hotel in Sapporo to the site (for beginners, 1-day trip) and/or transportation from Sapporo or Asahikawa (Raiden & Sounkyo, 2-day trip).


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.


Other details

Skill level required
Fitness level required
Meeting point
Meet at your hotel and I will pick you up.
More info

Guide ratio:
-Up to 6 people (for beginner, around Sappro)
-Up to 2 people (for Raiden-Onsen and Sounkyo area).


About the Guide


I am an IFMGA mountain guide, also certified by the JMGA, born in Slovenia. Slovenia is known as one of the major sporting countries in the world - I used to compete at the Olympics representing Slovenia in Cross-country Skiing. After I left Slovenia, I travelled all over the world and ended up in Japan, where I have now lived for more than 20 years, mainly because I love the beautiful Japanese mountains too much, and I feel privileged to be able to enjoy these mountains through the entire four seasons.

I am based at the foot of the Japan Alps, in Nagano Prefecture. In the winter, we go climbing or skiing around Mt. Fuji or Yatsugatake and in the summer, we can enjoy shower-climbing or canoeing. It is my absolute pleasure to also take you and guide you in my home country in Slovenia.

In addition to guiding the mountains, I also enjoy having the opportunity to teach mountain climbing skills to every level of climbers. This is because I want everyone to enjoy Japanese mountains safely.

I am the first non-Japanese mountain guide registered with the Japan Mountain Guide Association. Please contact me if you would love to have great experiences in the mountains in all seasons with me!

FROM 45000 JPY per person
per day


What People Say about Cveto Podlogar


Our Mount Fuji off season climb was wonderful; an experience that both Angie and I will remember the rest of
lives.Cveto, our mountain guide, was superb. He is not only an expert in the field of mountain climbing that made us feel safe throughout the climb to the summit, but also a person that went beyond expectations to make the mountain experience memorable in every way. Cveto is not only an expert climber, but also an exceptional person with a carefree and adventurous personality.Thank you for making a dream come through for both of us.Best regards,Carlos & Angie
Carlos Lozano for Mount Fuji off season climb (mid April / June)
Cveto was an amazing guide whose expertise and experience made the climb very fun and exciting. I would recommend him
to anyone who is looking for an amazing outdoor adventure
Erik Cizmadia for Mount Fuji off season climb (mid April / June)
Guide was very helpful and knowledgeable about climbing. Can recommend routes fit for our level. The site was also breathtaking.
Charles Camasura for 2-day Basic Rock Climbing Course in Mt. Ogawa
Amazing! Cveto was experienced, professional, & went the extra mile to check on me the night before to ensure I
was prepared. He was encouraging but also realistic regarding conditions & limitations. This was my 1st climb (1st time seeing snow actually!) and as a beginner he was patient w/ me and gave clear instructions-I always felt safe. Highly, highly recommend! Reaching the summit was an unforgettable experience. Thank you for everything. -solo female traveler
Christine Bulaoro for Mount Fuji off season climb (mid April / June)
Cveto was a verry professional and good gide. We had a really hard tour lasting 13 hours, but it was
worth it. Standing allone with your gide on top of fuji san and overlooking the entire tokyo bay is a breathtaking expirience one will never forget.
Clemens Wainig for Mount Fuji (3776 m) ski descent
Awesome! Couldn’t have asked for a better guide or a better two day activity. Cheers Cveto and Chibow!
Todd Hall for Intro to Ice climbing at Mt. Akadake of Yatsugatake


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