Posts tagged with "Daisetsuzan"
· 01. March 2018
Skiing the live volcano of Mt Tokachi at the southern end of the Daisetsuzan National Park can be one of the best ski days you have in Hokkaido.
· 23. January 2018
A day's backcountry skiing on Furanodake in the Tokachidake area of Daisetsuzan National Park
Early season snow depths around the northern Japan island of Hokkaido. Our backyard is Tokachidake, which is right in the heart of one of the deep red zones.
· 27. November 2017
The early pioneers of Tokachidake at the southern end of the Daisetsuzan National Park. How the search for hot springs created a Hokkaido backcountry skiing hot spot.
· 28. October 2017
The resort skiing landscape has changed a lot in the past thirteen years. How much untracked powder is still available from the lifts?
There are two distinct seasons to be hiking in the Daisetsuzan National Park. In July the snow has finally melted back. Flowers of all varieties start blooming in the alpine, like the ‘chinguruma,’ which color the landscape a sea of yellow. The other season is Autumn and the changing of the leaves. It is a short window and one must make the opportunity to see these colours before they fade. This year I recently ascended ‘Sandanyama’ with a group of friends after the year's first...
· 19. September 2017
A journey to start a ski business and a new life