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Mar, Apr, May
Type of Trip
Join me for an incredible 4-day ski touring trip to traverse the snowy mountains starting from Niseko, in Hokkaido, and enjoy the fine snow of this great Japanese region!
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.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Lodge in Rankoshi-cho / Ski touring
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.
- Day 4: Optional extra day
-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.
About the Guide
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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