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Explore and Freeride ski the world famous powder snow of Niseko's back and side country ski areas with local JMGA guide Jun!
In the island of Hokkaido, only 1000 km west of Sapporo, you’ll find Niseko, the most famous ski area in Japan. Would you like to enjoy freeriding in the deep powder snow of this area?
I propose to visit the United Ski Field, a Niseko ski resort with 11 access controlled back country / free ride areas.
Here, we’ll enjoy 4 hours of back and side country skiing with lift access provided and no skinning up.
This ski resort stretches from the northeast to the south side of Mount Annupuri (1,308 m.). The back country / free ride areas are lift-accessible, including the east side in some places. In addition, all areas in neighboring Niseko Moiwa are also a free ride zone (except for the south facing slopes.)
Installed throughout the ski resort are 11 gates for access to the back country / free ride areas. These gates are opened and closed depending on the daily weather and snow conditions. The back country areas are only accessible when these resort gates are open.
Many people from all over the world come to Niseko for the quality of its powder snow. However, it’s not easy to accurately judge each day’s conditions during your stay. That is why traveling with a mountain guide is preferable, if not essential!
Having a knowledgeable local guide choose the best lifts and BC ski areas each day is a big advantage.
The best months for this ‘Powder hunting’ programme are from early January to mid March.
Are you ready to explore and enjoy some great freeride skiing in the amazing varied terrains that Niseko has to offer? Please contact me, I’ll be glad to provide you an unforgettable adventure and many powder snow memories!
If you are looking for a more adventurous ski trip, you can take a look at this 1-day backcountry ski trip in Niseko.
- If I'm not available, one of my colleagues will be happy to be your guide. All the guides I work with are appropriately certified and have extensive knowledge of the area (2 are Austrian ski instructors and 1 is a JMGA ski guide). - The rental of beacons, shovels, probes and backpacks (air bag as well if required) are included in the price. Let me know if you need these when you inquire!
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Hello! I’m a qualified Austrian mountain ski guide, a ski instructor as well as a alpine and ski guide with the Japan Mountain Guide Association (JMGA). I’ve lived 7 years in Austria, mainly as a ski instructor. I then became a mountain ski patrol in Tateyama in Japan, a heli ski guide in New Zealand, a chief guide at Niseko Hanazono Powder Guides, an assistant director of Niseko International snow sports school, and ultimately have started ski guiding independently since 2013.
I value the fundamentals of skiing as sports; to enjoy the snow mountains in a stylish, free and safe manner, in both private and as work. The best outcome is when both the client and guide can have fun, and for this, I am quite particular about not only guiding but also in technical / skills aspects and selection of appropriate equipment. I am an alpine skier but also enjoy telemark skiing. In summer, I have enjoyed surfing for a long time. Whether it be on waves, on mountains or on asphalt, if there’s enough steepness then I love to ‘glide’, which is my motto.
Please join me in gliding my backyard - which is the front and backcountry of Niseko!
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Group of 1
|JPY 43299 each|
Group of 2
|JPY 21650 each|
Group of 3
|JPY 14433 each|
Group of 4
|JPY 10825 each|
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Explore-share managed to find me a very good ski guide, but would have been nice to get in touch with the guide earlier after the transaction was done
We went for a 1-day guided freeriding with Jun\'s colleages Tim and Anna! They were amazing and showed us the best spots for backcountry skiing in Niseko. We were also very lucky to get a lot of snow, which made it the best day on the mountain for us. Thanks a lot!