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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.
Price per person per day
- Guiding fee
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.
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.
About the Guide
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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