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Mt. Fuji Ski Descent

Mt. Fuji ski

Local JMGA mountain guide Kenichi will take you on an incredible adventure to explore ski descent from the top of world famous Mt. Fuji.

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3 Days



Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan. Its beautiful individual peak is world famous. It is very popular for climbing to the summit in summer but you can also ski down in spring!

Can you imagine skiing down from the summit of Mt. Fuji at 3776m? It is absolutely fantastic! Around 5.30 am, we’ll put our boots and start the climb at 2,300 meters above sea level. We’ll follow the trail 1,400 meters up and use our crampons in the difficult sections.

This tour also provides the opportunity to ski at a height of 2612m, Senjojiki Curl in the Japan Alps. Senjojiki Curl is also famous for backcountry skiing. You can enjoy skiing all ground which are formed in ice age. Plus, going to the hot spring at the end of your first day. Here, you can relax and get ready for your next exciting event descending Mt. Fuji on skis!

This tour is for 3 days because of the possibility of bad weather. If the weather is perfect then the tour can be shortened to 2 days! We can discuss what to do for the additional day if the weather is good or not!

I promise to give you memorable experience of your ski ascent / descent of Mt. Fuji and exploration of the Japan Alps backcountry on skis. Please contact me if you want to be a part of this challenging ski tour! I will be very happy to be your guide!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

Required level: able to ski in most conditions ( crust snow, icy or hard packed snow), confident on steep slopes around 40 ° Fitness level: able to hike up about 1400 m with crampons and your ski set on you backpack (10 hour) Have to have an experience in the use of crampons

Equipment: ski gear (skis, splitboard), crampons (for your ski boots), a pair of approach shoes You can rent: avalanche safety gear (beacon, probe, shovel)

Meeting point

Meet at Matsumoto city area in morning.

About the guide

I'm a ski and mountain guide from the Japanese Mountain Guide Association (JMGA). I guide backcountry skiing, mountaineering, hiking and canyon climbing (Sawanobori) mainly on Honshu, the main island of Japan.
When I was younger, I spent a couple of years in Canada and in Salt Lake City skiing and working as a rafting guide, as well as spent 2 summer seasons in Switzerland as a hiking guide.

I started backcountry ski guiding when I based myself in Minakami and started one of the first backcountry ski guide companies in the area in 2002. I'm travelling every year to Europe and North America for ski trip with my clients.

Please contact me if you wish to come to Japan and would like to enjoy our beautiful environment while doing an exciting outdoor activity.


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What people are saying about Kenichi Minegishi

Guillaume Labouchere


February, 2023

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January, 2020

Keni was an unbelievable guide, not only on the mountain but also in town during the night. An additional comment was he supported us post tour as he was still in the area. Much appreciated everything he did.

Joel Schy


January, 2020

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February, 2017

I just wanted to say that Kenichi-san was a fantastic guide and a really good man. We loved our time with him and got to ski much more powder snow than if we had been by ourselves. I highly recommend him as a guide.



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