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.

Raiden is a coastal location, at a 2-hour drive from Sapporo, with a very scenic ice climbing area.

Sounkyo, on the other hand, lies at the foot of Mt. Kurodake, in the north of Daisetsuzan National Park. Here you’ll find several multi-pitch routes.

Would you like to do something different on your ski trip to Japan? Send me a request for a 1 or 2-day ice climbing trip in Hokkaido. 

In case you’re looking for ski trips, here’s a 1-day backcountry ski trip in Hokkaido.

Price per person per day

1 Person
403 USD

Group of 2
403 USD

Group of 3
403 USD

Group of 4
403 USD

Group of 5
403 USD

Group of 6
403 USD


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 403 USD per person per day


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