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1-day powder skiing tour in Sapporo, Hokkaido

Enjoy an exciting journey of backcountry skiing in the powder snow of Sapporo, the capital city of Hokkaido, together with a certified mountain guide.


1 Day


Jan - Mar




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I invite you to a backcountry skiing trip starting in Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido. Enjoy the best powder snow as well as the exciting city nightlife of this great destination. You can also relax in an onsen after an intense journey!

Only 2 hours away from Sapporo, there are a lot of accessible ski areas, like Niseko, Kiroro, Sapporo International Ski Resort and Kamui Links. All of them have great powder snow!

For this 1-day trip we’ll choose the best area according to the snow and weather conditions of the previous day.

Besides, you can choose between a whole journey of backcountry skiing (full hike up the mountains) or combine it with a lift access for some off piste skiing.

We can also arrange multi day trips to other destinations like Mount Asahidake (2,291 m), the highest mountain in Hokkaido. Fine and light powder snow makes this place a paradise for skiers. We can go up by gondola to Sugatami Station (1,600 m) and easily access the alpine terrains to ski.

After an overload of fun in the snow, we will have the chance to take a dip in a hot spring (onsen). Then, we can go out for the evening in Sapporo.

Please contact me if you are interested in this activity. It will be great to go searching for untracked lines in the place with the world’s best powder snow!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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Equipment list:

  • Backcountry Ski gear (ski, splitboard and suitable ski boots)
  • Warm jacket (hooded is the best, prevent the cold, water-proof, high moisture permeability)
  • Inner wear (e.g. synthetic fleece: cotton parka or shirt is not suitable)
  • Under wear (wool or synthetic: easy to dry)
  • Ski goggle (sunglasses are not enough)
  • Gloves (thick and warm)
  • Beanie (warm and over ears)
  • Neck warmer (for protecting face from cold wind: Balaclava is the best)
  • Helmet (strongly recommended)

Meeting point

From Sapporo, we will start our tour around 7:00 am.


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Lake Akan Tsuruga Wings Akankohan Japan
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Akan Yuku no Sato Tsuruga Akankohan Japan
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New Akan Hotel Akankohan 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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