Backcountry Ski Hokkaido
Welcome to Hokkaido's Alpine Backcountry Guides
I have been lucky to have had a career ski guiding in central Hokkaido since 1984 and have been skiing backcountry and resort here since 1981.
My guides and I still enjoy sharing our best spots in the backcountry, but these days you'll find me supplying you with equipment from my shop Alpine Backcountry Rental in Furano.
If there is one word that sums up central Hokkaido’s most important feature and it is this, consistency. Many places in the world and throughout Japan have great powder snow. What sets central Hokkaido apart from the pack though, is that the odds here favour deep, light, soft, powder snow. Here, powder snow is the norm and that is why we have skiers coming year after year, certain in the knowledge that their best chance of deep powder is in central Hokkaido, coupled with our 34 years of experience and knowledge of putting people onto the world’s best lines, year after year.
Whether you are looking at resort or backcountry or combinations of both, we can advise you or guide you on your adventures. I look forward to you joining us for some great powder skiing and a great cultural experience in central Hokkaido.
Backcountry Ski Tours Hokkaido
We offer a range of scheduled guided tours throughout the Hokkaido winter. Follow the links below for more details. If our tours and dates don't suit and you have a group of skiers looking for a guided departure, contact us for a private guided proposal.
Hokkaido Backcountry Rental Shop
We have the only comprehensive backcountry rental in central Hokkaido. Visit our dedicated rental website for all details on our rental options in both Furano and new outlet in Asahi Dake. Our Furano shop is only 100m from the Kitanomine Gondola and our Asahi Dake shop is in the foyer of the Hotel Bear Monte, 5 minutes from the Asahi Dake gondola.