5-day Backcountry skiing in Rishiri (accommodation included)
Niseko 1+ day backcountry skiing with a guide
Join ACMG IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide David on an exhilarating ski touring week in the Furano area of Hokkaido in Japan!
The stunning Furano area in Hokkaido is a winter wonderland that attracts snow enthusiasts every winter. With its beautiful birch forests and perfect powder it is every skiers dream. On this ski touring week in the Furano area I will show you some of its most beautiful spots!
We will begin our ski week meeting up at the B&B where we will be staying in Furano. From there, every day we will take a different route for some great skiing fun. We will get a chance to do some open terrain alpine skiing as well as forest skiing. Some of the spots we will explore include Asahi Dake, Furano-Nishi, Mt Sahoro, the Kamui backcountry, Tokachi-Dake, the Kurodake Backcountry and Mt Tomamu. Then, when we finish our ski day, we will head to a typical Japanese hot-spring or onsen to relax. Finally, in the evening we will all share a wonderful meal together.
Regarding experience and level, you will need to be either an intermediate or advanced skier. Also, you will need to have a good fitness level to tackle long days out on the slopes. Of course, I will be there to guide and help you with any ski goals of your own. Since we have a reduced guide to participant ratio you will benefit from receiving very personalised attention.
Are you ready to explore some of Japan’s amazing powder white landscapes? Then book your place now and join me on this unique ski week in the Furano area of Hokkaido!
We also offer a similar one week Niseko ski trip, if you wish to explore more!
B&B in Furano
YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:
Technical Equipment Alpine/Telemark Touring skis (lightweight bindings like Dynafit or Silvretta Pure is recommended) OR split board for snowboarding Alpine/ Telemark touring boots (With Vibram sole) Ski poles (with regular powder baskets) Climbing skins (At least as wide as the waist of your ski) *Avalanche transceiver (475 Megahertz with extra batteries) *Lightweight snow shovel *Avalanche probe Day touring backpack, medium sized (about 4o liters) w/ outside straps for ski attachment Repair kit / spare parts for your bindings (optional) and Skin wax (a small amount)
Clothing Temperatures can vary widely as they can increase from –20C overnight to +10C on sunny days. For clothing use the ‘layer system’: Light technical clothing that doesn’t take much space in your backpack and dries quickly if sweaty or wet. Layers that can be put on and taken off fast if weather conditions change during the day. For winter layers we recommend wearing: Wool: provides excellent insulation in cold, wet weather & retains insulating value wet Synthetics (pile, polypropylene, Capilene, Synchilla) provides excellent insulation in cold wet weather, and retain insulating value when wet Wind and waterproof shell jacket with hood (Gore Tex or similar) Wind and waterproof over pants (Gore Tex or similar with integrated gaiters) Fleece pullover or jacket & down/fleece vest Warm pants (thin: insulated/fleece) and warm shirt (not cotton) Capilene, fleece or wool underwear, top and bottoms Gloves (lightweight and heavier weight) Scarf, neck gaiter or bandanna ; Sun hat, preferably with wide rim 2 pairs of socks: thicker outer (wool) and thinner liners (polypro) Wool or fleece hat, covering the ears
Other items: Sunglasses (with very good UV protection, extra pair is a good idea) Sun screen and lip protection Goggles A 1 liter Water bottle or thermos flask, (Camel backs not recommended) Headlamp with spare battery and bulb Personal items (Prescription medicine, extra contact lenses and maintenance Equipment, prescription glasses etc , small Blister kit/first aid kit) Camera, batteries (optional) Lunch and snacks
WE WILL PROVIDE: SAT phone and/or VHF Complete first-aid kit Repair kit Complete crevasse rescue gear/ski-mountaineering rope (route dependent) Evacuation gear for injured people Avalanche rescue gear All maps of the area GPS, compass and altimeter Snow saw, snow study kit
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