Powder Belt Backcountry Tour
FULLY GUIDED & HOSTED LIFT ASSISTED BACKCOUNTRY TOURING
Central Hokkaido has some of Japan’s most easily accessible backcountry. It’s the perfect place for those relatively new to touring or those who have done it before but don’t wish to hike all day every day. When you have touring gear a whole new world opens up, runs that weren’t possible due to a massive boot pack hike out become an easy 15-40 min tour.
UPDATED FOR 2024: THIS IS NOW A 9 NIGHT TOUR WITH 1 REST DAY AND 7 DAYS GUIDING
Using the lifts in Furano, Tomamu, Kamui, Asahidake, Kurodake and Sahoro to do the hard vertical work we will then tour off into the backcountry for endless fresh lines. We will also head across the valley to the Daisetsu National Park and the famed Tokachidake. There we will hike 300-1000 vertical through magical Jezo spruce forests to the top of alpine bowls with views towards the smoking (dormant) volcanic crater.
This 9 night tour will have you staying in the beautiful Munin in Kitanomine, Furano where you can relax after each ski day in their lovely onsen.
All this will be fully guided by two of our experienced guides and with a max of 10 people on the tour, it’ll be just you and deep JAPOW!!
9 NIGHTS | 10 DAYS
Secure your spot with a 20% deposit. See our Terms & Conditions for more information.
6 to 1 max client to guide ratio
6-10 people max per tour. 4 person minimum
Ability Level: Advanced to Expert in powder with at least one seasons touring experience
THIS POPULAR TOUR HAS YOU EXPLORING CENTRAL HOKKAIDO’S ENDLESS BACKCOUNTRY USING THE LIFTS AND YOUR OWN TWO FEET!
Powder Belt Backcountry Tour Details
- Full guided & hosted
- Return airport transfers with Resort Liner
- 9 nights twin share accommodation at Hotel Munin
- All lift passes as required
- Welcome & farewell dinner party
- Daily cooked breakfast
- Rest/cultural day
- Onsen (hot spring) tour
- Whiteroom merch
" Whiteroom Tours did an impeccable job to ensure the experience you seek is as perfect as one can be, the natural beauty of Japans landscape and its people is absolutely unique, and the powder is simply insane. "
Martin Phipps 2019
Prefer to leave your gear at home? We now offer our clients backcountry rental with a range of touring skis, splitboards and equipment from Weston, Moment, Tyrollia, Spark R&D, Black Diamond and Mammut.
We take two things very seriously – safety on the mountain, and getting the most from each day. With qualified and experienced guides from all corners of the globe, we’ll show you some amazing places and get you deep into that famous Japanese powder.