Ski touring on Mt Yotei, Hokkaido

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Skin up to 1898m and enjoy the longest descent in Hokkaido with this ski touring program to the Mt Yotei summit with JMGA-certified Jun.

1 Day

Mar, Apr, May

Fit

Intermediate


Description

The highest mountain in the island of Hokkaido, Mt Yotei (1898m) has made a name for itself among Japanese ski tourers.

The descent is the longest on the island and a challenging one as well. You’ll enjoy the incredible views as an added bonus!

This beautiful mountain is also known as Ezo Fuji (Hokkaido’s Mount Fuji) and every year attracts many climbers. However, the ascent’s success rate is quite low.

This is mainly due to weather conditions. Mt. Yotei is an independent peak and, thus, is very easily affected by changing weather conditions. And at comparable altitude, temperatures are also lower than in the mountains of the main island of Japan.

The altitude gain is of 1700m, with steepness increasing halfway up. You can expect a challenging ascent! But rest assured: the views and the sense of accomplishment you’ll get once you get to the summit will be well worth it!

I can take up to 4 people to the summit of Mt. Yotei. Please be aware that you need intermediate to advanced ski touring skills to participate in this program.

You’ll find the best snow and weather conditions from mid-March to early May.

During the months of January and February, the probability of summiting / skiing from the summit of Mt Yotei is very low. In fact, because I consider it as highly avalanche prone during these months, there is a good chance I will change the expedition to an alternative backcountry skiing location. 

Don’t hesitate to contact me to reserve a spot for yourself and your group well in advance. I’ll be happy to guide you to the summit of this mythical summit in Hokkaido!

And if you have more time to enjoy this skiing paradise please also chack my 3-day Niseko backcountry skiing (with Mt. Yotei).

Details

Accommodation

At your hotel

More info

  • If I'm not available, one of my colleagues will be happy to be your guide. All the guides I work with are appropriately certified and have extensive knowledge of the area (2 are Austrian ski instructors and 1 is a JMGA ski guide).

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About the guide

Hello! I’m a qualified Austrian mountain ski guide, a ski instructor as well as a alpine and ski guide with the Japan Mountain Guide Association (JMGA). I’ve lived 7 years in Austria, mainly as a ski instructor. I then became a mountain ski patrol in Tateyama in Japan, a heli ski guide in New Zealand, a chief guide at Niseko Hanazono Powder Guides, an assistant director of Niseko International snow sports school, and ultimately have started ski guiding independently since 2013.

I value the fundamentals of skiing as sports; to enjoy the snow mountains in a stylish, free and safe manner, in both private and as work. The best outcome is when both the client and guide can have fun, and for this, I am quite particular about not only guiding but also in technical / skills aspects and selection of appropriate equipment. I am an alpine skier but also enjoy telemark skiing. In summer, I have enjoyed surfing for a long time. Whether it be on waves, on mountains or on asphalt, if there’s enough steepness then I love to ‘glide’, which is my motto.

Please join me in gliding my backyard - which is the front and backcountry of Niseko!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 46392 Each

Group of 2

JPY 28351 Each

Group of 3

JPY 18866 Each

Group of 4

JPY 14176 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip


For booking assistance

Our experienced outdoor adventure team is ready to help you boost your experience and will assist you throughout the whole process, from the moment you choose a program until you return from your trip.



 

 

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