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Backcountry Ski Japan


Backcountry powder skiing Hokkaido Japan.

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Backcountry Ski Japan


Backcountry powder skiing Hokkaido Japan.

Backcountry Ski Japan - Hokkaido

Backcountry Ski Japan

Backcountry skiing is in our DNA. We have a life time of skiing and adventuring in out of the way places and pioneered guided backcountry tours in central Hokkaido in 1984. The exhilaration of reaching a distant ridge to ski an untouched wilderness powder paradise defines what backcountry skiing is for us.

We take you to the pick of Hokkaido’s backcountry ski areas. Without doubt, the Tokachi mountains and the Asahi Dake area have some of the best, most consistent powder skiing on the planet. Here light dry snow dumps for months on end. It is cold, it is dry and it is deep. As well as these two classic areas, we explore other lesser visited mountain ranges.  
Add to this the presence of smoking volcanoes and an insight into this unique culture and you have the ingredients for the backcountry powder skiing holiday of a lifetime.
We also provide backcountry guiding from the resorts we visit, including Furano, Kamui, Sounkyo (Kuro Dake) & Tomamu. You can combine any of our main tours to make the ultimate backcountry skiing adventure in Hokkaido.

 

.....wanted to let you know that we are super duper happy with the organization of the trip as well as with the expertise and friendliness of Taku San . Everything is just perfect .....
— John Oliver Kerr, France, Private Guided Backcountry Tour 2016.

Thanks for another great trip. Tokachi lived up to its reputation and we’ll be back for more with more guiding next time. Also keen to check out the Tomamu backcountry you mentioned as well. We’ve started working on the leave passes.
— Dave Gilbert, Australia, Asahi Dake & Tokachi Mts, February 2016.

Backcountry ski Asahi Dake & The Tokachi Mts


Backcountry guided tours Asahi Dake & The Tokachi Mountains.

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Backcountry ski Asahi Dake & The Tokachi Mts


Backcountry guided tours Asahi Dake & The Tokachi Mountains.

Hokkaido Backcountry Skiing

These two areas are the heart and soul of backcountry powder skiing in central Hokkaido. Here you will find the most consistent and lightest snow on the planet.  We have been guiding and skiing in this area since 1984.
Asahi Dake offers a combination of lift accessed powder, as well as pure backcountry touring in the nearby mountains.  There are also cross country tracks cut for both classical and skating.
Tokachi is pure backcountry, where you earn your turns in the traditional way. Each area is volcanic meaning you can enjoy natural hot spring baths or “Onsens” at our Inns. For more information  on these areas, visit our Locations page.


Asahi Dake Tours Details

  • Tour # 1      Jan 19-24    $2190  
  • Tour # 2      Feb5-10        $2290

Includes: Experienced and qualified ski guide throughout; transfer to and from Asahikawa 5 nights accommodation Japanese style; couples given private room; (single option not available); 5 dinners & 5 breakfasts.  All prices in Australian dollars-AUD.
Not included: All items of a personal nature; skis and ski gear (10% discount hire available); lift tickets; travel insurance (compulsory);

Guide Ratio: 6/1

John Smith, surveying his work, Tokachi Mts.

John Smith, surveying his work, Tokachi Mts.


Tokachi Mountains Tour Details

  • Tour # 1      Jan 24-29    $1990  
  • Tour # 2     Feb10-15    $2190   

Includes: Experienced and qualified ski guide throughout; transfer to and from Furano or Asahi Dake & back to either Asahikawa or Chitose airports.  5 nights accommodation (single option on application); 5 dinners & 5 breakfasts. All prices in Australian dollars-AUD. 
Not included: All items of a personal nature; skis and ski gear (10% discount hire available); travel insurance (compulsory); lunches; alcohol.

Guide Ratio: 6/1

 


How to book: Contact us and we will send you a PDF brochure with more details and a booking form.  Or Download a booking form and send it to us with your deposit.

Sounkyo, Tomamu and Furano Backcountry


Backcountry Guided Tours Sounkyo Tomamu and Furano

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Sounkyo, Tomamu and Furano Backcountry


Backcountry Guided Tours Sounkyo Tomamu and Furano

New Backcountry Delights

This tour includes lift access and backcountry skiing at Tomamu and Furano, Yubari Range, Sounkyo, Kuro Dake and Kitami Pass. Both Tomamu and Furano have excellent lift serviced access to nearby backcountry bowls, where you can climb & ski wilderness runs in superb terrain.
From there you travel to the stunning Sounkyo Gorge in the north of Daisetsusan National Park. Here from your small Inn in this hot spring village, your guide will choose from either the nearby slopes and peak of Kuro Dake or the rarely skied area of Kitami Pass. For more information  on these areas, visit our Locations page.


New Backcountry Delights Details

  • Tour # 1     Jan 29-Feb 5    $3280   
  • Tour # 2     Feb15-22           $3280   

Includes: Experienced and qualified ski guide throughout; transfer from Tomamu and back to Asahikawa Station; private 4WD mini bus throughout; 7 nights accommodation Local style; couples given private room; (single option dependent on availability); 4 dinners & 7 breakfasts.  All prices in Australian dollars-AUD. 
Not included: All items of a personal nature; skis and ski gear (10% discount hire available); lift tickets; travel insurance (compulsory); lunches; alcohol.
Guide Ratio: 6/1
How to book: Contact us and we will send you a PDF brochure with more details and a booking form.  Or Download a booking form and send it to us with your deposit.

Backcountry Powder Skiing near Sounkyo. Photo Tim Macartney-Snape.

Backcountry Powder Skiing near Sounkyo. Photo Tim Macartney-Snape.


Kaye and I had a great time on the pow tour — … Fantastic to have such positive guides — Thanks John for a great trip.
— Nick and Kaye Gee, Hobart, Australia, Ultimate Backcountry Tour 2016
Backcountry ski Tokachi Mountains Japan.

Backcountry ski Journeys in Hokkaido


Gudied Powder Skiing tours in central Hokkaido

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Backcountry ski Journeys in Hokkaido


Gudied Powder Skiing tours in central Hokkaido

BACKCOUNTRY SKIING Hokkaido - JOURNEYS

Paul "Stretched" Daniel setting out for some Tokachi powder.

If you cant get enough Hokkaido backcountry powder in just a week, then give some thought to our combinations. With fully guided tours up to 18 days in length, you will get to see and ski the very best of central Hokkaido’s backcountry.

The aim is to ski deep powder in the beautiful wilderness of central Hokkaido, but you will also see some great scenery and experience this culture more thoroughly, staying in some Japanese Inns (including Nutappu Lodge), eating great food, and of course, soaking in hot spring baths. All details below.

Tip: Lifts & Backcountry. All tours that combine Asahi Dake, New Backcountry Delights & New Powder Road Trip include some great lift accessed powder.


Backcountry Classic

11 Days/10 Nights. This tour combines:

  1. Asahi Dake.
  2. Tokachi Mountains.
  • Tour # 1     Jan 19-29    $3790  
  • Tour # 2     Feb 5-15      $3990  

Includes: Experienced and qualified ski guide throughout; transfer from either Furano or Asahikawa & back to either Asahikawa or Chitose airports.  10 nights accommodation; 10 dinners & 10 breakfasts.

Not included: All items of a personal nature; skis and ski gear (10% discount hire available); travel insurance (compulsory); lunches; alcohol.

Guide Ratio: 6/1

Ultimate Backcountry

18 days/17 nights. This tour combines:

  1. New Backcountry Delights.
  2. Asahi Dake.
  3.  Tokachi Mountains.
  • Tour # 1     Jan 19-Feb 5      $5790  
  • Tour # 2     Feb29-Feb 15    $5990  
  • Tour # 3     Feb 5-22              $5790

Includes: Experienced and qualified ski guide throughout; all transfers during tour and to and from Tomamu, Furanoor Asahikawa & back to either Asahikawa or Chitose airports or Asahikawa Station. 17 nights accommodation; 13 dinners & 17 breakfasts.

Not included: All items of a personal nature; skis and ski gear (10% discount hire available); travel insurance (compulsory); lunches; alcohol.

Guide Ratio: 6/1

Powder Extravaganza

18 days/17 nights. This tour combines:

  1. New Powder Road Trip*.
  2. Asahi Dake.
  3. Tokachi Mountains. 
  • Tour # 1    Jan 29-Feb 15       $5890
  • Tour # 2     Feb 5-22                 $5890

Includes: Experienced and qualified ski guide throughout; all transfer to and from Furano or Asahikawa & back to either Asahikawa or Chitose airports.  17 nights accommodation; 13 dinners & 17 breakfasts: 3 full day lift tickets.

Not included: All items of a personal nature; skis and ski gear (10% discount hire available); travel insurance (compulsory); lunches; alcohol.

Guide Ratio: 6/1

* New Powder Road Trip Details.


How to book: Contact us and we will send you a PDF brochure with more details and a booking form.  Or Download a booking form and send it to us with your deposit.