Niseko week-long ski touring program, Japan

Join ACMG IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide David on an exhilarating Niseko week long ski touring program in Hokkaido, Japan!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Hokkaido

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The snow-capped peaks and landscapes of the stunning Niseko town in Hokkaido are a ski enthusiast’s dream. Its perfect powder white terrains and birch forests are otherworldly. Of course, exploring this unique land is best done with someone who knows its hidden gems.  On this Niseko week-long ski touring program in Japan I will show you its best snow spots!

    This one week Japanese adventure will take us deep into the Hokkaido woods and also round some alpine spins. We will meet in our B&B in Niseko, and from there, every day, explore a different location. Some of the places we will visit include the Nito & Iwao areas, Chisenupuri, Mount Yotei, Mount Shiribetsu-dake and the Kiroro Backcountry. Then, when we finish with our ski day, we will head to an “onsen”. Onsens are typical Japanese hot springs where we will refresh our muscles after an intense day! Finally, we will all enjoy a delicious dinner together.

    The tour is one week long. It is for intermediate to advanced skiers with good physical condition. This is an ideal tour for ski enthusiasts looking for a unique challenge with other like minded people. Of course, I will be there to guide you every step of the way. As we will have a 6:1 guide ratio, you will get very personalised attention. Consequently, we will be able to work on some of your specific skiing goals as well.

    Are you looking for an exciting winter experience in the Japanese mountains? Then book your place now and join me on this thrilling Niseko week long ski tour in Hokkaido!

    We also offer a ski touring week in the Furano area in Hokkaido, Japan!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    17100 CAD

    Group of 2
    8550 CAD

    Group of 3
    5700 CAD

    Group of 4
    4275 CAD

    Group of 5
    3420 CAD

    Group of 6
    2850 CAD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Lifts tickets
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     Prices are per person.INCLUDED: Pre-trip planning support; Fully certified IFMGA/ACMG guide service; Group safety equipment (communication device, rescue kit, first aid supplies, GPS, maps); 6 nights accommodation at a B & B; All ground transportation from Niseko to various ski venues; All one way lift rides; Breakfasts. NOT INCLUDED: Personal ski and avalanche safety equipment; Accommodation or transport before or after the trip; Transport to Niseko from Sapporo return is not included; Hot Spring fees; Lunches and Dinners; Gratuities. Trip cancellation, adventure travel insurance, medical insurance
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Niseko

    Accommodation

    B&B in Niseko

    More info

    YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:

    Technical Equipment

     Alpine/Telemark Touring skis (lightweight bindings like Dynafit or Silvretta Pure is recommended)

    OR split board for snowboarding

     Alpine/ Telemark touring boots (With Vibram sole)

     Ski poles (with regular powder baskets)

     Climbing skins (At least as wide as the waist of your ski)

     *Avalanche transceiver (475 Megahertz with extra batteries)

     *Lightweight snow shovel

     *Avalanche probe

     Day touring backpack, medium sized (about 4o liters) w/ outside straps for ski attachment

     Repair kit / spare parts for your bindings (optional) and Skin wax (a small amount)

    Clothing

    Temperatures can vary widely as they can increase from –20C overnight to +10C on sunny days. For

    clothing use the ‘layer system’: Light technical clothing that doesn’t take much space in your backpack and

    dries quickly if sweaty or wet. Layers that can be put on and taken off fast if weather conditions change

    during the day. For winter layers we recommend wearing:

    Wool: provides excellent insulation in cold, wet weather & retains insulating value wet

    Synthetics (pile, polypropylene, Capilene, Synchilla) provides excellent insulation in cold wet weather,

    and retain insulating value when wet

     Wind and waterproof shell jacket with hood (Gore Tex or similar)

     Wind and waterproof over pants (Gore Tex or similar with integrated gaiters)

     Fleece pullover or jacket & down/fleece vest

     Warm pants (thin: insulated/fleece) and warm shirt (not cotton)

     Capilene, fleece or wool underwear, top and bottoms

     Gloves (lightweight and heavier weight)

     Scarf, neck gaiter or bandanna ; Sun hat, preferably with wide rim

     2 pairs of socks: thicker outer (wool) and thinner liners (polypro)

     Wool or fleece hat, covering the ears

    Other items:

     Sunglasses (with very good UV protection, extra pair is a good idea)

     Sun screen and lip protection

     Goggles

     A 1 liter Water bottle or thermos flask, (Camel backs not recommended)

     Headlamp with spare battery and bulb

     Personal items (Prescription medicine, extra contact lenses and maintenance

    Equipment, prescription glasses etc , small Blister kit/first aid kit)

     Camera, batteries (optional)

     Lunch and snacks

    WE WILL PROVIDE:

     SAT phone and/or VHF

     Complete first-aid kit

     Repair kit

     Complete crevasse rescue gear/ski-mountaineering rope (route dependent)

     Evacuation gear for injured people

     Avalanche rescue gear

     All maps of the area

     GPS, compass and altimeter

     Snow saw, snow study kit

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I am an IFMGA and ACMG-certified mountain guide based in Nelson, British Columbia. I'm the lead guide at Summit Mountain Guides, a guiding agency I co-founded back in 2007 and which offers year-round guiding services and courses in Canada and Europe.

    The mountains of western Canada have been my playground since 1992. I'll be happy to take you mountaineering, backcountry skiing, rock climbing, hiking or ice climbing in this area I know so well. From day trips to multi-day adventures, I can guarantee an unforgettable and safe experience.

    The SMG team of guides will help you with your trip's logistics, safety and contingency plans so that you get the most out of your backcountry experience and can just focus on having an amazing time on the mountain!

     
     

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