Japan Guided Backcountry-Daisetsuzan Backcountry Week

Ski Hokkaido's premier backcountry region

Stay four nights in a hot spring hotel in the Daisetsuzan mountains. The location puts you to within some of the best backcountry skiing that Hokkaido has to offer. The area sits nestled at the southern end of the Daisetsuzan Mountain Range.

 

You will have access to the highest mountains on the island and excellent alpine terrain. In the lower ranges you will be towed by snowmobile to fantastic tree skiing.

Finish each day in thermal hot springs.


The Terrain
Expect 750 meter vertical runs in the higher alpine zones of Daisetsuzan National Park and 500 meter verticals below tree-line in the lower ranges. 

The Snow
This area is blessed with frequent precipitation fed from cold pressure systems passing over the Sea of Japan, with an annual snowpack that averages between 3 to 4 meters. 

Please contact us with your preferred dates and accommodation preference.  We also organize airport transfers, ski and equipment rentals as part of the package.

 


Typical Program

Day 1

Transfer to the township of Furano, known as the 'Belly-button of Hokkaido.' Check in and meet your guide who will fill you in on the snow conditions and weather forecast for the week ahead.

 

Day 2
You will be transported by snowmobile across a four kilometer approach before the skinning ascent. This is a great warm up day, skiing open north facing terrain. Enjoy a choice of restaurants in the evening.

 

Day  3

Our skiing today starts in a different isolated backcountry location accessed by snowmobile. Transfer across the valley to the highest mountains and volcanoes of Hokkaido. Stay in a hot spring hotel nestled in the heart of the Daisetsuzan backcountry.

 

Day 4

Today's route today will take you through a primeval spruce forest. From here there are three ridge-lines with superb skiing on either side. Retire to the outdoor hot spring at the end of the day.

 

Day 5

Traverse to the 'Three Step' mountain and ski the good lines along the route. The circuit has magnificent views of the  volcano. On a clear day, the volcano's billowing smoke rises high in to the sky. Retire back to the hotel for a traditional dinner.

 

Day 6

Ski the live volcano of Mt Tokachi. Peer in to the crater before skiing one of the gully runs feeding from the summit. Finish in an outdoor hot spring with views of our ski lines.

 

Day 7

We transfer back in to the valley where we will be again be tree skiing in the lower ranges accessed via snowmobile. The last day you will ski the highest mountain in our snowmobile backcountry terrain. We celebrate the last night at a local traditional restaurant.

 

Day 8

Farewell and airport transfer.


2020 Dates

TBA 

Price

Please inquire with group size and accommodation preference.