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Niseko and mount yotei

Niseko, Mt. Yotei, 2 Day Private Backcountry Skiing

Join a certified mountain guide for a great 2 day private backcountry skiing trip in Niseko and Mount Yotei, perfect for those looking for a challenge!


2 Days


Jan - Apr, Dec






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There are a lot of different ways you can enjoy the Niseko skiing area on the island of Hokkaido in Japan. On this 2 day trip, I want to guide you through the more challenging, backcountry skiing option, which forgoes the use of ski lifts in favour of hiking to the top of the chosen descents. While on the second day you will get to experience an even more challenging excursion, backcountry skiing down the beautiful Mount Yotei (1,898m).

The scenery you will get to admire throughout this adventure is spectacular, especially during the hikes. Whether its sunrise or sunset, the Niseko area, with Mount Yotei looming above, is mesmerising. And when blanketed with snow, it is even more impressive. However, the real highlight of this trip will be the skiing itself. There will be descents from several peaks, not just Mount Yotei, and each one is different. Thus providing you with several completely unique experiences. The powder of the slopes is deep and plentiful, and the private nature of the trip will allow you to enjoy the experience in a more intimate environment.

Each day of this trip will start at approximately 8:00 am and end at approximately between 3:00 pm. There is also an optional photo session included as well. Furthermore, unlike many trips of this nature, the 2 days of this adventure do not have to be enjoyed consecutively. Instead, you can space them out however you please.

Of all the trips offered in the Niseko area, I believe this one appeals most to people who are looking for a more challenging experience. So if you are an experienced off-piste skier, and are physically up to the task, then this is the trip for you. 

Send me a request if you would like to join me.

I also offer a similar 2 day private trip, but instead of backcountry skiing there is sidecountry skiing in Niseko, as you will be using the ski lifts.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

If the tour is cancelled, you will receive a full refund. Client has the option to cancel with full refund or agree to the change in itinerary and make the differential payment (or refund as the case may be).

- If conditions aren’t good for the pre-booked itinerary, then I may cancel this itinerary but offer the option to join other itineraries. Client has the option to cancel with full refund or agree to the change in itinerary and make the differential payment (or refund as the case may be).

- Please note that if I am not guiding and one of my colleagues are guiding then the Guide Fee could be reduced by JPY 1,000-2,000 per person per day

- Please note that for weekends and national holidays, Guide Fee increases by JPY 1,000 per person per day

- Please note that the prices do not include VAT

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


More info

Participants should bring with them a probe, beacon, a proper backpack, ski poles and a shovel. If you do not have this equipment, it can be rented in Niseko.

Meeting point

The guide office in Niseko.

About the guide: Japan

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What people are saying about Japan

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.


As for Kikuo-san, we both really liked her.  She is very pleasant.  A bit quiet spoken in a good way.  She obviously knows the Akan region very well, as she lives inside the national park.  She has very responsible and well organised.  I would have her guide us again, when we go back to the area.



Fantastic region, perfect guide !



Just back from Hakuba –Japan and I’m so pleased to confirm we got such a great experience with Iwao who has provided a service above all expectations. Indeed assisting a family confronted to a new environment requires a certain level of patience and attention and all the family appreciated his sense of responsibilities and seriousness which allowed us to really enjoy this region by experiencing touring, hicking and of course skiing in immaculate powder. Iwao was very discreet but always acted to ensure we could take the best of all Hakuba mountains could offer to us during these 5 days.This experience will for sure remain in all our minds for long and this will be mainly thanks to Iwao ! Best, Arnaud



We had a wonderfull ski touring trip with Iwao in Gunma. Iwao brought us in various beautifull landscapes to found very good spring snow. He is a very professional guide that can adapt to clients will and conditions! We had great time sharing our experiences about nature and mountains. The second day, we had a long tour with beautiful views on gunma's region and finissing along a river in an amazing forest. It was great fun to wait the last train in the midel of nowhere at sunset to come back to our village! Iwao has perfectly organised the trip bringing me to nice local onsen, restaurant and hôtel! Wonderfull trip to recommand!

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