Explore the magnificent Mount Yotei with this splitboarding tour in Hokkaido, for as many days as you want, in the company of JMGA certified guide Jun.
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
These Mount Yotei splitboarding tours in Hokkaido will take you exploring one of Japan’s best-kept secret powder slopes!
Mount Yotei (1898m) is an inactive volcano located in Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan. It has a very similar shape as the famous Mount Fuji, but it’s less crowded, so its slopes have much more powder to enjoy! Plus it has the longest backcountry runs on the island.
The way up to the summit usually takes between 5 and 8 hours. The effort is totally worthwhile because an incredible 700 m wide crater is waiting for you to enjoy its view, and the scenery all the way is amazing.
Plus the best is yet to come! Beautiful slopes with deep gullies and the best powder in the world lie right in front of you. The way down will definitely be a memorable ride!
Finally, after a long snowboard or ski day, you’ll relax in a traditional Japanese Onsen (hot spring) and try the delicious local cuisine.
We can do this for as many days as you want. I guarantee that once you experience this adventure, you ‘ll want to keep on doing it forever!
So send me a request to book this Mount Yotei splitboarding tour in Hokkaido and let’s start planning your next holiday together.
- Guiding fee
Equipment: renting ski equipment in Japan is not easy but I can try to do it for you. I will need you to give me the model and the size of the DYNASTAR boots that fit your feet.
Weather conditions need to be ideal for this splitboarding trip to work, as visibility, wind and avalanche conditions are all major factors which may prevent us from being able to reach the top of the volcano. The conditions can change very quickly, I may be obliged to turn back to ensure everyone coming back home safely, this is part of the game.
I wish you a very warm welcome from Hokkaido, the north island of Japan. The dream spot for any fan of powder skiing!
I'm Jun, I'm a JMGA (Japan Mountain Guides Association) mountain and ski guide. I'm also a ski and telemark instructor. I graduated from the Hokkaido University. I have been skiing all around Hokkaido and I know every corner of this incredible island. I'm also an expert in avalanche safety management.
I'm guiding my friends and clients in all the most beautiful places of Hokkaido: Shiretoko (UNESCO World Nature Heritage), Daisetsuzan National Park, Rishiri, Niseko, Yotei volcano, Asahikawa... hiking, skiing and mountaineering.
Have a look to the different tours I propose to have more info on what you can experience here and get in touch with me. I will be very happy to help you organising your trip and guide you in our beautiful mountains. I'm also the director of the Hokkaido Mountain Guides Association (HMGA) which includes around 84 guides.
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Jun was a very safe and knowledgeable guide for our one day skiing trip for Yotei. He knew lots about the snowpack and the local wildlife and trees. We felt safe the entire time and really appreciated the pace he went at. Would recommend!
Jun is an outstanding guide, a true expert in his field. He was attentive to our needs and desires and very ably provided us with a fantastic experience skiing in the Asahikawa area backcountry. I will book other trips with him and highly recommend him to others!
We had a fantastic and unforgettable trip to the top of Mt. Yotei with Jun-san. He was very friendly, helpful and also flexible. Hope to do another trip with him soon!
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Maria Grazia Messina
Excellent professional guide and wonderful scenery
Ting Yong Tan
The weather was perfect and I trekked according to my plan. Guide Jun is patient and knowledgeable.
Amazing experience. Took 5hrs to summit. Cloudy and little wind made it easier. Skies opened up 100M from the top. We summited and then we skied fresh powder into the crater. Well worth it.
We had an excellent time hiking up to the summit of Mt Kurodake. Jun gave us a good intro to the flora and fauna on the way up and regaled us with stories all the way up. He set a pace suitable for us and ensured our safety throughout. Jun comes highly recommended!
The trip was great. The views are extrodinary.
Wow what a Tour! Jun guided us perfectly, we made it to the top of yotei. An Incredible experience!
Jun Is An excellent and cheerful guide who will help you find the skiing you want what ever your level
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Jun was an excellent guide! He took us to some fantastic tree skiing on Yotei and we got to do a few laps since the weather did not allow us to summit. We had a really great trip and would highly recommend Jun as a guide.
Jun did an incredible job guiding us through Daisetsuzan National Park. He was attentive, friendly and courteous. His knowledge of the local flora, fauna, and landscape was superb (that rock garden in particular left a deep impression on me). His cooking was superb. And, we felt like we experienced aspects of the Japanese outdoors and Japanese culture that are very hard to reach.
Jun did an incredible job guiding us through Daisetsuzan National Park. He was attentive, friendly and courteous. His knowledge of the local flora, fauna, and landscape was superb (that rock garden in particular left a deep impression on me). His cooking was superb. And, we felt like we experienced aspects of the Japanese outdoors and culture that are very hard to reach. Andy and I had a phenomenal time.
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