This is our most isolated backcountry location where we access by snowmobile.
In the northern reaches of Hokkaido is located once of the most precipitous places on the island. We went searching for a backcountry zone off the grid, far removed from more frequented areas of Hokkaido. What we found was colossal amounts of snow and some of the best tree skiing on the island.
Arrive to Asahikawa the central hub of Hokkaido and the second largest city on the island. It has a thriving restaurant and foodie scene. Discuss the week ahead with your guide.
On our first day we travel to the volcano of Asahidake. On clear days you can see plumes of white smoke billowing from its many vents. A cable-car gives lift access to the tree line providing for 600 meters and then a 700 vertical meter ascent to the roof of Hokkaido.
Ski 'Black Peak' by riding a tram from a deep gorge. After some off-piste skiing accessible from the upper lift from tree line, we hike to the peak and ski a number of runs. Check out the ice village after immersing in the spring.
We venture north to Nayoro to ski a different range of mountains today with a snowmobile tow-in for the approach. A narrow ridge will take us to the top of this range with ski options on both sides. Transfer to lodge for apre drinks before dinner.
We are in a different valley today. A short snowmobile tow in will take to the base of the mountain. This is great north facing terrain with beautifully spaced old growth spruce.
Ski the front side of the range today. This is our storm day option and one that we usually bank on having due to the high snowfall of the area through the winter. Retire to the hot spring.
The last day we will be skiing a beautiful north facing bowl that we call Superbowl. There are multiple ski options on all sides. Transfer back to Asahikawa where you will celebrate the last night.
Farewell and airport transfer.
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS