Sapporo is the largest city of the Japanese northern island of Hokkaido. It’s very famous among skiers for its amazing high-quality powder snow. Come with me and enjoy the best of Sapporo’s backcountry!
This is a private tour, so I will be guiding you and your partners exclusively. You can choose to make it a 1 or several day trip (up to 7 days).
I will take you to the best backcountry skiing areas around Sapporo, according to each day’s weather, mountain and snow conditions. We can combine some hike-ups with lift assessed side-country skiing.
These are some of the mountains we can visit on our BC ski trip: Mt. Yoichi (1,488m), Asari, Sapporo Kokusai, Mt. Teine (1,023m), Mt. Shakotan (1,255m), Mt. Yotei (1,898m), Rusutsu, Niseko (1,308m), etc.
After skiing, we can relax in a traditional Japanese Onsen (hot spring) and have a taste on the delicious local cuisine of Sapporo. We can also visit Susukino, which is the main entertainment area and it’s just three minutes on foot.
As regards accommodation, I own a cozy mountain lodge type hotel, that has been basically handmade by me and my friends. It will be a pleasure to have you there.
Would you like to join me on a great backcountry skiing adventure in one of the best ski areas in Japan? Send a request to book this private guided trip!
In case you prefer to join an existing group, you can check out the group version of this backcountry ski programme in Sapporo.
Useful information for rental gears
Please prepare your own gear as much as possible (you’ll find a complete kit list below). However, if you could not bring yours, the following items can be rented by prior arrangement. There is always a risk of avalanche for all backcountry mountain activities. In order to execute a fast and structured rescue operation following an avalanche incident, it is crucial that all participants of backcountry skiing / snowboarding tours carry a set of 3 avalanche safety gears – ‘beacon, probe, and a shovel’.
Please let me know which gears you would like to rent when you contact me.
|Item||Rental Price per day|
|Snowshoe (for snowboarders)||JPY 1,000|
|Extendible poles||JPY 500|
|Backpack to strap skis or snowboards||JPY 500|
|ALL of above||JPY 3,000|
|Gloves / Goggles||JPY 500|
|Gore-tex hard shell jacket and pants||JPY 1,000|
|Skis with tour-able bindings and skins||JPY 2,000|
Gentemstick Snowboard Demo Centre
Gentemstick is a Niseko based Snowboard brand, famous for riding powder like surfing.
|Gentemstick snowboard||JPY 3,000 per day|
JPY 4,000 for 2 days
|Gentemstick Splitboard (without bindings)||JPY 3,000 per day|
JPY 4,000 for 2 days
|Karakoram bindings for splitboard||JPY 500 per day|
JPY 1,000 for 2 days
|Skins for splitboard||JPY 1,000 per day|
JPY 1,500 for 2 days
(These split boards I’m renting usually cost around USD 1000-1500 per board!)
Price per person per day
|Group of 2||19000JPY|
|Group of 3||13000JPY|
|Group of 4||13000JPY|
|Group of 5||13000JPY|
|Group of 6||13000JPY|
- Guiding fee
Gear rental fee Accommodation fee Transportation fee Meals and Snacks during tour Lift pass Onsen (hot spring) entrance fee Insurance
Skill level required
Fitness level required
SappoLodge - guest house that is built like a contemporary mountain lodge
Very convenient to go out to the center of Sapporo for sightseeing. It takes 3 minutes to go to Susukino, famous amusment area on foot. Hand built guest house with woody interior of local lumbers.