Ski touring week in the Furano area, Hokkaido

Join ACMG IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide David on an exhilarating ski touring week in the Furano area of Hokkaido in Japan!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Hokkaido

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    17100 CAD

    Group of 2
    8550 CAD

    Group of 3
    5700 CAD

    Group of 4
    4275 CAD

    Group of 5
    3420 CAD

    Group of 6
    2850 CAD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Lifts tickets
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     Prices are per person.INCLUDED: Pre-trip planning support; Fully certified IFMGA/ACMG guide service; Group safety equipment (communication device, rescue kit, first aid supplies, GPS, maps); 6 nights accommodation at a B & B; All ground transportation from Niseko to various ski venues; All one way lift rides; Breakfasts. NOT INCLUDED: Personal ski and avalanche safety equipment; Accommodation or transport before or after the trip; Transport to Niseko from Sapporo return is not included; Hot Spring fees; Lunches and Dinners; Gratuities. Trip cancellation, adventure travel insurance, medical insurance.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Furano, Japan

    Accommodation

    B&B in Furano

    More info

    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

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I am an IFMGA and ACMG-certified mountain guide based in Nelson, British Columbia. I'm the lead guide at Summit Mountain Guides, a guiding agency I co-founded back in 2007 and which offers year-round guiding services and courses in Canada and Europe.

    The mountains of western Canada have been my playground since 1992. I'll be happy to take you mountaineering, backcountry skiing, rock climbing, hiking or ice climbing in this area I know so well. From day trips to multi-day adventures, I can guarantee an unforgettable and safe experience.

    The SMG team of guides will help you with your trip's logistics, safety and contingency plans so that you get the most out of your backcountry experience and can just focus on having an amazing time on the mountain!

     
     

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