Backcountry Ski Tours Hokkaido

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.

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.

With the presence of smoking volcanoes and an insight into this unique culture, 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.

Guided Day Tours

We run a day tour guiding service from our shop in Furano, Alpine Backcountry Rental. We assess the weather and likely snow conditions in the region before offering a tour. Places fill quickly, so please come see us when you're here to discuss availability.

.....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.

Backcountry Tours and Course Details

Contact us for more details on our range of scheduled backcountry tours, avalanche, backcountry skills & backcountry ski school.

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.

Lifts & Backcountry

Our aim is to find the best powder snow for you to enjoy. To do this, there are times when all we need to do is catch a lift, and use our intimate knowledge of the resorts to farm the lift accessed powder to the maximum. But when that is done, and the deep glades outside the resort are calling with  dry fresh powder, it is time to get the skins out and use a combination of lifts and skins to keep the powder skiing dream alive. 

Accordingly, our guides will look to take you off piste when that is the best option. For example, after a resort introduction with your guide, you can choose between continuing to ski the lifts, or you can join your guide and explore the superb nearby backcountry. We have a full range of backcountry equipment available at a 10% discount for this tour and our experienced and AIARE avalanche trained guides will help you safely ski the backcountry, as well as teaching you how to use the equipment.

New Powder Road Trip Details

Our Powder Road Trip combines lifts and backcountry to give you the very best of central Hokakido ski resorts and side country. 

New Powder Road Trip

New Powder Road Trip