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.
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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Sapporo - Hokkaido
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.
It was a great experience and with Jun we had a fabulous guide. We hope he will be a guide for much longer to join him again. Thanks a lot Jun, どもありがとうございます
Jun is a responsible and reliable guide. He is also knowledgeable on the local flora and fauna and managed to show us quite a few interesting alpine flowers, birds and animals. He is kind and helpful and converses well in English. I will not hesitate to recommend him to any anyone needing an English speaking guide in Japan.
Thanks to www.explore-share.com, we added a hiking to Mount Fuji to our trip in Japan. We found Jun, our guide through explore-share and had a great time going to the top of Mount Fuji and then hiking in Hakone. This was a clear highlight of our all trip and we would not have done it if explore-share had not facilitated finding a guide like they did.
Really enjoyed the experience of skiing in Hokkaido. Loved the Onsens after the skiing and for me the highlight of the trip was staying in the Riokan for 4 nights and being able to ski in and out of our delightful lodging. Jun was truly adorable and extremely competent. Always good natured and ready to help and make our stay enjoyable. Unfortunately my japanese is limited but Jun made a great effort to communicate in English and made himself understood. A great trip and a big thank you to Jun who organised everything smoothly with no stress.
Franco & Susie
A discovery of a new country, a very nice guide, very different food - with all the trimmings! The transfers in mini bus are longer than we are used to. As an older couple, some of the days are a bit too long. But the choice of 3 different ski areas, many onsens (hot bathes) after each ski day, and the willingness of Jun to accommodate our wishes helped us to fully enjoy this experience. One person had the flu, and that hampered our style a bit, otherwise, a fun experience! An incredible light deep snow. Very friendly people. A worthwhile adventure. Take 5 days in Tokyo and Kyoto before, like we did, to overcome jet-lag. Makes it so much nicer!
It was an amazing experience to see the Mt Fuji from different sides and to imagine how the great painter Hokusai got his inspiration! The walking days were never too long and well adjusted to the capacity of the group. The accomodation was very comfortable and the food well adapted to the trekking. Our guide Jun is very professional and make you feeling safe. He was always making sure that everybody is fine and enjoy the journey. I am looking for to go again with Jun in Hokkaido next February for a touring ski tour!
Group of 1
JPY 164949 Each
Group of 2
JPY 82475 Each
Group of 3
JPY 54983 Each
Group of 4
JPY 41238 Each
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