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Mt. Tokachi & Mt. Asahi, 4-day Backcountry ski tour in Japan

Takao, IFMGA-certified mountain guide, offers an unforgettable backcountry skiing trip in Hokkaido, Japan. Join him and enjoy the top-quality powder snow of Mt. Asahi & Mt.Tokachi!

Duration4 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Discover the scenic island of Hokkaido, in Japan.

  • Try yourslef with an exciting backcountry skiing adventure.

  • Discover the awesome powder areas of Mt. Tokachi & Mt. Asahi.

Description

Mt. Tokachi & Mt. Asahi are the most popular mountains of Hokkaido, Japan. This 4-day backcountry skiing trip is your chance to explore its awesome powder slopes under expert guidance: join me!

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan. Located near Russia, it has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk, and the Pacific Ocean. With lots of mountains and almost 20 metres of snowfall annually, this region is the perfect destination for winter sports.

This 4-day trip starts with a skiing day at the resort of Furano. Famous for its long-standing relationship with the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, we will find easy access to stunning backcountry spots. The following days we will explore Mount Tokachi, an active stratovolcano, and Mount Asahi, located in the town of Higashikawa.

On these amazing peaks, we will ski on top-quality powder snow surrounded by a breathtaking alpine landscape! Keep in mind that you need at least intermediate backcountry skiing skills to join this adventure.

So, if you are up for this 4-day winter adventure in Hokkaido, please get in touch with me. Let’s go to Mt. Tokachi & Mt. Asahi for an exciting backcountry skiing experience!

I offer a similar trip around the resorts of Niseko, Kiroro & Rusutsu. Check it out here.

 

Accommodation

Not included. I can help you to find what you need!

Meeting point

Pickup at 07AM – 07:30AM, at your chosen location.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Furano

Pickup at 07AM – 07:30AM, at your chosen location.  Half day of backcountry skiing in Furano.

 

 

Day 2: Mt. Tokachi

Full-day of backcountry skiing in Mt. Tokachi.

Day 3: Mt. Tokachi

Full-day of backcountry skiing in Mt. Tokachi.

Day 4: Mt. Asahi

Full-day of backcountry skiing in Mt. Asahi.


About the guide

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I am an experienced IFMGA mountain guide, born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan. I started skiing when I was 3 and started climbing when I was 6. My high school years were spent in ski competitions and I joined mountaineering club at University, where I developed my ski mountaineering skills. I have been a ski instructor for Miura Dolphins founded by Yuichiro Miura (first ski descent of the Everest “The Man Who Skied Down Everest” and the oldest Everest summiting record holder at 80 years old) and also supported Yuichiro's Aconcagua ascent and ski descent in 1984 as a part of his 7 summits ski descent challenge.

I was inspired by the works of mountain guides in Chamonix when I visited there in 1983, and decided to start guiding as a mountain guide in Japan in 1989 to share my passion and experiences in outdoors sports with other people, as well as to offer instruction to people enjoying the mountains to be better climbers / skiers. I have also contributed to the proper training of JMGA (Japan Mountain Guides Association) guides and the affiliation of it to IFMGA. I am responsible for the pioneering of the climbing and backcountry skiing scenes in Japan.

My main guiding arena is alpinism, whether it be mountaineering or ski mountaineering, mainly in Hokkaido. I usually take a small group of people (2-5) for Sawanobori (canyoning up waterfalls), alpine climbing, ice climbing, and ski touring in the more remote areas of Japan.

I enjoy finding the best experience for each client accordingly to their physical abilities, preferences, and weather/conditions. I guide because I like watching and feeling that people are enjoying and having fun, and see how this buzz infects other people through skiing and climbing. I find this invaluable as a mountain guide.

There is more to Hokkaido than skiing lift accessible powder in January and February. Please reach out to me to find your own customised way to enjoy Hokkaido’s mountains, natures and culture!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 371135 each

Group of 2

JPY 185568 each

Group of 3

JPY 123712 each

Group of 4

JPY 92784 each

Group of 5

JPY 87629 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

Price details

• In case of three participants or less, please feel free to contact me. Not included in the price: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation, Outdoor insurance and Ski Gondola Tickets.


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