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!




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified


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!

Price per person per day

1 Person
448 USD

Group of 2
224 USD

Group of 3
149 USD

Group of 4
130 USD

Group of 5
130 USD

Group of 6
130 USD


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.


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

Skill level required
Fitness level required

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 130 USD per person per day


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