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Sapporo Ski, 1-day backcountry ski tour in Japan


Join Kyoichi, a JMGA-certified ski guide, for the Sapporo ski touring adventure of a lifetime on Hokkaido, Japan. Enjoy some, of the world's highest quality ski touring powder at some of the island's top backcountry spots.



1 Day

Jan, Feb, Dec




  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Hokkaido.
  • Take advantage of the world's highest quality powder.
  • Choose from one (or more) of the many incredible Sapporo ski touring spots.


Head to Hokkaido this winter for a sublime Sapporo ski touring adventure!

This northerly Japanese island boasts some of the best backcountry ski touring conditions anywhere on earth!

Its unique geographical location and climate means that about 10 meters (32 feet) of dry and high-quality powder falls on the island’s mountain slopes each winter.

Over the course of our day together, we’ll scout out the perfect spot and enjoy some of the best skiing of our lives!

The adventure begins after we meet up at 8 am and head out into the center of the island. Depending on weather and snow conditions, we’ll decide where the best place to ski is and drive out to the trailhead.

Weather permitting, we’ll put on our skins and climb up a stunning mountain peak, before plunging back down through the finest powder found anywhere on earth. (If the weather does not cooperate, then we will head out somewhere with a ski lift.)

We’ll stay out on the slopes all day, returning back to our pick up point at about 5 pm.

Among the many incredible spots we will be able to go are the Central Hokkaido area (Jozankei, Teine, Otaru and Niseko) or the Furano Asahikawa area (around Furanodake and Asahidake).

Don’t ask me to pick my favourite as they are all world-class backcountry skiing spots and will provide us with hours of great skiing.

By the time, we drop you back off at the starting point, you will already be planning your next trip to this incredible part of the world!

So what are you waiting for? Book now for the Sapporo ski touring adventure of a lifetime!

Price details

Please contact me for a complete list of what is included in the price of the trip.


More info

Equipment list:

Ski or snowboard Avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel Climbing skins or snowshoe Folding poles Backpack (30L or more recommended) Ski clothing (inner down jacket), gloves, inner gloves, Knit cap, balaclava Helmet Goggles, sunglasses, headlamp Snacks

Meeting point

To be determined upon completion of booking.

Equipment you will need to bring






Watter bottle

Ski equipment

Climbing skins

Avalanche equipment

About the guide

I would like to welcome you to the Hokkaido backcountry!

My name is Karino Kyoichi, I was born in Hokkaido in 1979 and I have spent all my life dedicated to backcountry skiing. In terms of certifications, I have a JMGA ski guide level 2 and trekking guide level 2 license. I have also participated in the following demanding ski expeditions: Muztagh Ata (7546m) Ski Expedition, Mt.Rishiri West Wall First descent; Patagonia Darwin Mountains Sea Kayaking & Ski Expedition; Mt.Rishiri Yamunai-Zawa First descent; and Denali southwest wall (6190m) descent. All of these experiences, complemented with my professional training, have led me to now share all that I know and love about the mountains.

Join me, and I will show you landscapes that will take your breath away where you will find fresh, untouched powder for unforgettable runs.

I speak Japanese and basic English.

I look forward to seeing you and being your guide!


Japanese | English




Sapporo, Japan

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