Amazing 4-day ski touring trip in the fine snow of Niseko, in Hokkaido, together with Jun Ishiguro, a JMGA mountain guide.
Mar, Apr, May
Lying near Mount Yotei (an active volcano similar to Mount Fuji), 50 kilometers away from the city of Sapporo, Niseko is the most famous ski resort in Japan. Its abundant powder snow makes it a top winter destination among skiers from all over the world.
In fact, it has slopes suitable for all levels: beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers. Its terrain also allows all kinds of sports, like ski touring, splitboarding and backcountry skiing.
During this exciting 4-day trip I’ll take you to a trip that connects Annupuri Ski Resort in Niseko and Mount Raiden (1211 m) by the sea.
You’ll also be able to enjoy taking a dip in a hot spring (Onsen) and relax after skiing. Furthermore, you’ll be having delicious local food for dinner every day. That way, you’ll be ready to ski the following day!
Please contact me if you want to come with me for a ski touring trip in Hokkaido! Below, you can find an itinerary for further details.
- Guiding fee
From Lodge in Rankoshi-cho, we will go ski touring to Annupuri Ski Resort, Niseko Annupuri, Weisshorn (1,046m), Iwaonupuri and Goshiki Onsen, and come back to Lodge.
Ski touring to Goshiki Onsen, Nitonupuri, Chisenupuri, Mount. Shakunage (1,074m) and Niimi Onsen (or Asahidai).
If Niimi Onsen is closed, we’ll need to come back to Lodge in Rankoshi-cho. If Niimi Onsen is open, we can traverse hut-to-hut.
From Lodge, we will go ski touring to Niimi Onsen, Mekunnaidake (1.220m), Mount Raiden (1,211.3m) and Toyokuni.
-Lodge in Rankoshi-cho -Niimi Onsen (Hotel)
Indicative fees for items excluded from the price: -Accommodation: estimate JPY9,500 per person / night. If you want the lodge to be upgraded, the price would be vary. -Annupuri Lift fee: estimate JPY2,500 -Accommodation fee for guide (estimate: JPY9,500 / night) -Annupuri Lift fee for guide (estimate: JPY2,500) -Transportation fee: to and from Chitose (estimate: gas JPY5,000), taxi (estimate: JPY4,000 for up to 3 people) (You should split the expenses mentioned above with tour members)
Besides, if you want to you come and stay the previous day of the tour, the price will be the one published plus JPY15,000.
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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