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.
Jan, Feb, Dec
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!
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
To be determined upon completion of booking.
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!
Nov 19, 2021
I had a very good experience booking the hike through Explore-Share. Communication with the team was prompt and clear and the booking process was seamless. The trip itself was also just perfect. Uroš was a fantastic guide, highly skilled and talented. The hike felt safe at all times, even on more exposed routes, thanks to him. He was always up to date on the weather forecast and planned the days around it, checked the conditions on the route ahead of me, if needed, discussed and adapted the routes to my level and always made sure I was safe and comfortable. I highly recommend him, as well as Explore-Share.
Oct 25, 2021
Explore Share is a really usefull website that has a great overview of reviewed guides for a (in our case) hiking/climbing trip. During the booking I got assigned an assistent for Explore Share that helped solve questions that I might have. Great customer service, and I will come back again.
Oct 17, 2021
Explore-share was easy to use and the staff and guide w ere very responsive. The trip descriptions were accurate and the pricing reasonable. I would definitely recommend the site for people looking to do guided hiking.
Oct 13, 2021
Excellent!! Great guide and service. I had a very good experience. Id do it again.
Sep 14, 2021
Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned a lot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!
Sep 14, 2021
The whole experience was great! The customer service of explore-share was really good. I always got an answer very quick. I would absolutely recommend to use explore-share if you are looking for a great guide in a foreign country. 5 stars!
Sep 10, 2021
What a trip, fantastic guide who picked me up and dropped me off. Would use again.
Aug 25, 2021
It's the 2nd time we have been booking with Explore-Share. The booking was super easy and both Explore-Share and the guide were fast in their responses. We did rafting as a family with 3 kids for the first time in Slovenia. The guide (José) was super nice. He was doing everything he could to make everyone at ease with rafting (he gave clear explanations), have a great team spirit (we were joined by 2 other girls) and have a good time. We had lots of fun and the nature there is so beautiful. Thank you Explore-share and Soca splash for the great afternoon! I would recommend this activity to anyone without a doubt. My kids immediately told me they want to do rafting again soon !"
Aditya Kumar Jha
Aug 2, 2021
Best platform for mountain sports services. Easy to use, great personalised service and support.
Jul 5, 2021
I am very pleased to have booked with this group. All of my mails have been answered in no-time, I felt really safe on the rock and the atmosfere of the whole group helped a lot not to mind about stressing. Will be back for more!
Group of 1
|JPY 15464 Each|
Group of 2
|JPY 12372 Each|
Group of 3
|JPY 12372 Each|
Group of 4
|JPY 12372 Each|
Group of 5
|JPY 12372 Each|
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Please contact me for a complete list of what is included in the price of the trip.
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