Ski touring and off piste snowboarding in Hokkaido

Daisuke, local IFMGA certified guide, wants to take you on this ski touring and off piste snowboarding adventure in Hokkaido, Japan!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

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People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Located in the north of Japan, the island of Hokkaido is famous for having the best powder in the world!

    Join me on this unique opportunity by ski touring and off piste snowboarding in the best ski spots and resorts of Hokkaido, such as Rusustu, Niseko, Neemy Onsen, Mt Yotei, Sapporto Kokkusai and more!

    Our flexible itinerary will allow participants to decide how many days you wish to stay and the level and type of ski and snowboarding you are looking for. We may organize a great program combining:

    Freeride/ Off piste snowboarding in some of the best ski resorts of the island: NisekoFuranoAsahikawaRusutsu
    – Ski touring / Backcountry skiing on some volcanoes like Mt Yotei, Mt Asahidake…

    And we may even go to Rishiri and experience the far north conditions!

    By using my van, we will have the chance to move from one place to another, allowing us to find the best powder in the island. I will be happy to show you the best splitboarding spots in the area while learning about the Japanese culture, it’s traditions and history.

    Regarding accommodations, I may recommend some great options depending on what you are looking for.

    An amazing opportunity to combine sports and culture, this winter Japanese trip will be a unique opportunity. So if you are interested, request to book this trip and get ready for the ultimate snowboarding adventure!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    50000 JPY

    Group of 2
    25000 JPY

    Group of 3
    16666 JPY

    Group of 4
    14500 JPY

    Group of 5
    14500 JPY

    Group of 6
    14500 JPY

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     If you want to book my services during the weekend, my daily fee is of 67,000 yen to be divided among participants up to 4 clients. And 14,500 yen per person in groups of 5 and 6 clients.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Accommodation

    I can recommend accommodations for you depending on what you want: budget, onsen, food, traditional (ryokan) or more modern lodging, location etc.

    Here are some of the Ryokan I recommend you to check out:

    - Niseko Koikawa onsen

    - Koganeyu (between Niseko and Sapporo)

    - Asahidake Onsen Yukomanso

    - Asahikawa Senshoen

    - Furanodake

    More info

    The price will vary depending on the number of days you want to ski and the program you choose for. Moreover, you will need to add certain expenses like accommodation (for yourself and for me), transportation, lift pass fee when estimating the final cost of trip.

    Guide Fee per person per day changes for weekends and national holidays:

    1 person JPY 50,000

    2 people JPY 25,000 per person

    3 people JPY 16,700 per person

    4 people JPY 15,300 per person

    5 people JPY 14,500 per person

    Please get in touch with me and let's discuss about it.

    If you are more than 6 people, a second guide will join us.

    In case you would need some ski equipment rentals, I can help you renting part of it.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Japanese IFMGA / UIAGM mountain guide
    I was born in 1977 in Sapporo. I'm still living here today, guiding my friends and clients in Hokkaido and Honshu but also all around the world. I did many ski expeditions going down some of the most known peaks on hearth: Mt Manaslu (8193m), McKinley, Alaska, Greenland, Mt Muztagh Ata (China), South Pole, Mount Darwin (Patagonia), Mont Blanc... I also did many extreme skiing contests.
    I got my IFMGA certificate in 2014.
    Please get in touch with me if you wish to come to Japan for some great skiing. I will be happy to guide your here and let you live an unforgettable experience !

     
     
    FROM 14500 JPYper person, per day
     

     

    What People are Saying about Daisuke Sasaki

     

    Truly excellent guide, with unique knowledge of backcountry spots for freeride and touring. Extremely nice guy too.
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    Anton Arriola
    Great for experienced backcountry ski/board tourers. Daisuke looked after us very well. We experienced some of the local culture going to onsens and restaurants after a hard day on the snow. The yakitori stand at the end of the first day was a real treat.
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    Anna O'Sullivan
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    Armand Girard Noyer
    Daisuke was an awesome guide! We ran into some unstable snow, so we modified our original plan and found some great snow on a safer slope. Daisuke was super helpful skiing and also in helping us to figure out logistics for the rest of our trip. I would and will recommend Daisuke to everyone I know going skiing in Japan!
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    Connor McCune
     

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