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Ski touring and off piste snowboarding in Hokkaido

Ski touring and off piste snowboarding in Hokkaido
Ski touring and off piste snowboarding in Hokkaido
Ski touring and off piste snowboarding in Hokkaido
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!

Not specified

1+ Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr




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!

Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

JPY 50000 Each

Group of 2

JPY 25000 Each

Group of 3

JPY 16666 Each

Group of 4

JPY 14500 Each

Group of 5

JPY 14500 Each

Group of 6

JPY 14500 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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.



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 !


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Sapporo, Hokkaido

What people are saying about Daisuke Sasaki

Guillaume Regout


February, 2020

We spent 2 exceptional days in Hokkaido with Daisuke-san. He is very experienced and knowledgeable about the local conditions, about the mountains and about places to go in general. Even after our trip with him had ended, Daisuke-san came to our rescue when we had technical troubles. We feel privileged to have shared his company for two days, and we will never forget our time in Hokkaido with him.

Vito Notari


January, 2020

our experience with Daisuke was outstanding. He knows very well the island and he managed to take us every day in places with fresh snow without tracks :-).

Anton Arriola


February, 2019

Truly excellent guide, with unique knowledge of backcountry spots for freeride and touring. Extremely nice guy too.

Anna O'Sullivan


February, 2019

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.

Armand Girard Noyer


February, 2018

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Connor McCune


February, 2018

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!

Torrey Hata


January, 2018

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Kevin Arnold


January, 2018

Outstanding. Daisuke is very knowledgeable and went above and beyond. Highly recommended. Regards, Kevin

Annabelle Angerer


January, 2018

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January, 2017

L'expérience du ski de randonnée à son paroxysme ! De la neige fraîche et légère jusque dans les narines! Quelle séjour inoubliable... Au delà de cette aventure sportive incroyable, on a vécu une vrai expérience japonaise. En dehors des circuits touristiques; à la découverte du Japon, avec les japonais, mangeant japonais matin midi et soir, bref vivant japonais! Avec notre guide Daisuke, un guide très compétant, skieur de renommée mondiale surnommé le japonais volant! Chaque jour des paysages différents plus sublimes les uns que les autres. Des montagnes, des volcans, des forêts.. le tout avec deux points communs: jamais personne et abondance de neige fraîche. Ne cherchez pas à imaginer ce que cela pourrait être, il faut le vivre pour le croire!!



January, 2017

The week was fantastic. Daisuke is the best guide ever seen. He finds the best snow. He takes care of all of us. He provides new material. He brings solutions all the time for every question even not linked to the snow. Thank you !!!



January, 2017

A week in powder paradise with Daisuke, the best guide we could have wished for this experience! Snow as light as air, the most exquisite local cuisine and natural hot springs, all shared among friends. What could be better? The entire trip exceeded our dreams. Japow is everything they say and more



February, 2016

If Japan is exceptional and the snow far more impressive than what we expected, it was before everything else thanks to Daisuke that we could live such a unique experience. We had the opportunity of discovering the best ski spots of Hokkaido : Rusutsu, Niseko, Neemy Onsen, Mount Yotei, Sapporo Kokkusai, Mount Furano, Mount Tokachidake, Mount Asahidake, Horakanai Pass, Otaru and Kiroko. 10 days of pure happiness during which we had the luxury of taking care of nothing since we fully trusted Daisuke who is such an incredible skier and guide, and who understood very well what our expectations were related to that trip. I definitely recommend him for any skier looking for powder snow, to go out of the beaten tracks and to learn about the Japanese culture.



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