• Trip duration
    5 days
  • Trip level
    Easy
  • Max people per guide
    8 people
  • Mountain range
    -
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar

Description

Enjoy the best quality powder snow in the country!

Due to the colder climate, Asahidake and Furano areas are known for ultra light powder snow..

This area is also one of the few alpine areas in Hokkaido.
There are gondolas and lifts that we can utilise to efficiently enjoy the top quality powder at Furano and Asahidake ski resorts.

Not to be forgotten is to experience one of the most important Japanese cultures, which is the Onsen! Stay at Onsen ryokans and experience traditional Japan!

Required Technical/Fitness Levels:
– Suitable for all technical levels
– You need to be able to hike 2-3hours per day with a basic day pack
– No previous experience required

Price:
JPY 150,000 – 200,000 per person

Included in Price:-
Guide Fee, Accommodation, Breakfasts and Dinners.

Excluded from Price:-
Lunch, snacks and any alcoholic beverages

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1: Meet at Shinchitose Airport and drive to Furano. Overnight stay at a lodge.

Day 2: Lift accessed side country skiing from Furano Ski resort, utilising gondolas and lifts. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 3: Full day backcountry ski tour in Mt Furanodake. Overnight stay at Asahidake Onsen.

Day 4: Lift accessed side country skiing in Asahidake Ski resort, utilising the gondola. Overnight stay at Asahidake Onsen.

Day 5: Lift accessed side country skiing in Asahidake Ski resort, utilising the gondola. Enjoy onsen and having cleansed yourselves, I’ll drive you to Shinchitose Airport.

The aim is to offer you a customised trip so please contact me with your requirements if you have different number of days available, if there are specific areas you wanted to ski in, if you had any objectives or peaks you wanted to ski from etc.

Just to give you some ideas, you can combine the above sample itinerary with my other programmes:
Optional Backcountry Skiing extension
1. 2-days Ski Touring in Harukayama
2. 4-days Hokkaido Powder Hunting
3. 4-days Backcountry Skiing Camping Trip in Mt Teshiodake

Kit List:

  • Ski gears (skis, boots, skins, avalanche safety gears)
  • Ski wears
  • Down jacket
  • Balaclava
  • Sunglasses
  • Head torch
  • Spare batteries
  • Spare underwears top and bottom
  • Spare socks
  • Bowl / Cutleries (Plate, bowl, Chopsticks, Cutleries e.g. spork for 2 meals, can be disposable)
  • water bottle (at least 1l)
  • lunch on the mountain and snacks
  • face towel
  • hat
  • fleece lined gloves
  • camera
  • travel insurance
  • Other personal items

Price per person

1 Person175000JPY
Group of 2175000JPY
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Group of 8175000JPY

Extras

More info

The price ranges between JPY 150000 and 20000 per person.Climate: Day light house in Hokkaido during Jan - Feb is Sunrise at 6:30 / 7am and Sunset at 4:30 / 5pm. Temperatures: Niseko, Otaru, Sapporo Area - Average daily low at -8c in Jan/Feb. In the mountains, -10c to -15c. Asahidake, Tokachidake, Teshiodake Area - Very cold in Jan/Feb. Even in Asahikawa City, the average daily low is around -13c and in the mountains it could be as low as or lower than -25c. In both regions, the number of sunny days are very limited. In general, there are more than 25 days of snow in a month.