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Ski touring in Asahikawa in Hokkaido
Ski touring in Asahikawa in Hokkaido
Ski touring in Asahikawa in Hokkaido
Ski touring in Asahikawa in Hokkaido

Ski touring in Asahikawa in Hokkaido

If you want to find the best powder for ski touring in Japan, come to Asahikawa! Jun, JMGA mountain guide, will show you the best spots for one or more days


TRIP TYPE

Private

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Daisetsuzan

DURATION

+1 Day

OFFER PERIOD

Jan - Mar, Dec

FITNESS LEVEL

SKILL LEVEL

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

5.0

Based on 1 reviews

Description

Skiing in Asahikawa on the island of Hokkaido is one of the best options to find the finest powder snow in all Japan! So why not leaving together on a guided freeride ski tour, ride some deep snow and discover the Japanese culture and traditions?

Asahikawa is located in the middle of Hokkaido. It is the 2nd city of the island, 120 km north east of Sapporo. It makes a great base to visit the different ski resorts of the area: Kamui, Asahidake, Furano, Kurodake and Tokachi-dake.

Asahidake, one hour from Asahikawa, is a fantastic ski resort with not so expensive ski lifts. Powder and freeride skiing lovers will love it there!

Tokachi-Dake is around 60 km southeast from Asahikawa. This backcountry ski region has to offer the ultimate powder. You can get very light snow there, because almost all the slopes are facing north area and high altitude. It is also very amazing to ski in the on the volcano and ski in the forest with big spruce trees.

The main advantage of being based in Asahikawa is that every morning we can decide to which resort we want to go based on the conditions of the day. It can be either for some freeride / off-piste skiing or for some ski touring on the volcanoes of the region. You can be almost 100% sure that we will find great powder that Hokkaido is famous around the world for.

The best time for skiing in Hokkaido goes from January till March. The heavy snowfalls happens in January and February sometimes up to 15 meters in 2 months.

We can ski together either for one or several days. I can also organize an entire ski week for you and take you to the best ski spots of Hokkaido. In the evening, we will enjoy together some good beers, sake and delicious Japanese meals. In addition, we will visit the onsen (natural hot spring baths) for some great relaxation.

I'm happy to guide you here and let you live an unforgettable ski experience.

I'm a certified mountain and ski guide from the Japanese Mountain Guide Association (JMGA).

Please contact me and let's start planning your ski tour!

And if you want even more options in Hokkaido, we can go ski touring in Mount Yotei or in the area of Sapporo!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Details

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Please note that my Transportation Expense for this programme is JPY 22,000 which I will need to ask the guests to cover.

Renting ski equipment in Japan is not easy but I can try to do it for you. I will need you to give me the model and the size of the DYNASTAR boots that fit your feet. Please let me know also your size (for the skis). Here are the renting prices:

  • Avalanche security set (beacon, shovel, probe) = 15,000JPY/week
  • Boots = around 15,000JPY/week.
  • Skis, poles and skin = 28,000JPY/week

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About the guide: Jun

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Jun

4.90

(21)

Mountain Leader

I wish you a very warm welcome from Hokkaido, the north island of Japan. The dream spot for any fan of powder skiing!
I'm Jun, I'm a JMGA (Japan Mountain Guides Association) mountain and ski guide. I'm also a ski and telemark instructor. I graduated from the Hokkaido University. I have been skiing all around Hokkaido and I know every corner of this incredible island. I'm also an expert in avalanche safety management.
I'm guiding my friends and clients in all the most beautiful places of Hokkaido: Shiretoko (UNESCO World Nature Heritage), Daisetsuzan National Park, Rishiri, Niseko, Yotei volcano, Asahikawa... hiking, skiing and mountaineering.
Have a look to the different tours I propose to have more info on what you can experience here and get in touch with me. I will be very happy to help you organising your trip and guide you in our beautiful mountains. I'm also the director of the Hokkaido Mountain Guides Association (HMGA) which includes around 84 guides.

Languages

Japanese | English

Certificates

JMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

Konan

5.00

We had a brilliant couple of days with Jun. At a difficult time in not the best season for Hokkaido, Jun was able to sniff out unexpected powder stashes and we skied some great snow! Really nice guy as well!

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