Ski Touring in Harukayama, Hokkaido

Hire Akihiro, a JMGA mountain guide for a 2-day ski touring trip on Harukayama, in Hokkaido! Enjoy off-the-beaten track powder known only to local guides.




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar

Type of Trip

Not specified

Enjoy some remote, low altitude (below 1,000m), deep powder snow runs overlooking the coastlines of Ishikari bay!

Stay at one of the historical and quaint mountain hut with some character, called Ginryousou at the foot of Mt Harukayama. You can ski down to the hut from the summit and treasure the pristine time spent in front of fireplace with lamps.

Required Technical / Fitness Levels
– You must be able to safely ski down ungroomed slopes of 30-35 degrees
– You must be able to hike 2-3 hours per day
– Previous experience not required


Price per person

1 Person
40000 JPY

Group of 2
40000 JPY

Group of 3
40000 JPY

Group of 4
40000 JPY

Group of 5
40000 JPY

Group of 6
40000 JPY

Group of 7
40000 JPY

Group of 8
40000 JPY


Other details

More info

The price ranges between JPY 30000 and 50000 per person.

Day light house in Hokkaido during Jan - Feb is Sunrise at 6:30 / 7am and Sunset at 4:30 / 5pm.
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.

Extra Information
- Please prepare your lunch and snacks before the trip
- You can leave items that are unnecessary for climbing in my car. However, please take valuables with you
- It may be necessary to change the itinerary depending on the weather and conditions
- If you are planning on bringing alcoholic beverages with you, I advise you to bring it in a plastic bottle or platypus.


About the Guide


I am a JMGA certified Stage II Mountaineering Guide, and am also certified with Technical Rope Rescue license.
My father’s passion got me started in skiing and mountaineering early in my life - I competed in Cross Country skiing during my high school in universities years at the National level and I’ve been a mountain guide since 1996 when I moved to Hokkaido.
I also appear regularly in mountain related media such as magazines, TV programmes and radio channels. My favourite guiding activity is backcountry skiing, especially when I guide clients to remote places for untracked powder runs, which are earned by hiking up. Mt Teshiodake is my favourite destination in Hokkaido for this. I also surf in the summer!

My extensive climbs and expeditions abroad include the Ski descent of Denali, Sea kayak and Ski expedition along Aleutian islands, Sea kayak and ski expedition in Greenland, Himalaya skiing, Climb of Alpamayo south west route, Ski descent of Mt Pisco in Peru, Field assistant in Antarctica over its winter etc.

I will fully support you on your adventure in this land of north for all four seasons, let it be a pristine powder skiing experience in the world’s best powder snow or the summer mountains or the sea. Whether you are a beginner eager to learn the world of mountains or an experienced mountaineer looking to improve your skills, or an advanced mountain goer keen to enjoy the mountains at the limit of your abilities, I will be very happy to guide you for you to achieve your goals.

FROM 40000 JPY per person


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