Black Diamond Tours: Your Backcountry Guide to The Real Japan
Backcountry guiding in Hokkaido, Japan since 2003, BDT offers the best backcountry ski and snowboard adventures from single day to multi-day tours.
What started in 1998 with a single guide, based out of the Black Diamond Lodge, quickly grew with the demand to include a roster of world class guides offering lift assisted powder hunting, backcountry tours, and multi-day trips. As the legend of Hokkaido’s powder spread the crowds began to increase which pushed us to expand our operation to offer heli, cat, and snowmobiling in private zones for the best powder skiing and snowboarding in Northern Japan.
Now, 18 years later our passion for outdoor adventures is still at the core of Black Diamond Tours. From guided day trips to multi-day Hokkaido tours, booking accommodations, to car rentals we create the best trips for any budget.
Starting Summer 2018 we are excited to offer summer trips around Hokkaido including: mountain biking, hiking, wakeboarding, and more.
BDT multi day group tours are best suited for individuals, small groups, or seeking to meet like-minded hard core skiers and boarders while experiencing some of the best snow and backcountry Japan has to offer. Make sure you book before July 31 to recieve a 10% early bird discount!
Let our guides show you the secret backcountry spots around Niseko. No matter which level you ski at we have the right trip for you to get away from the crowds and create your own unique powder memory.
Equipped with Skins, Alpine Touring Skis or Splitboards and your Avalanche Gear you will get out to explore Niseko’s backyard in a different way and earn your untouched powder turns.
All guests staying at Black Diamond Lodge receive 10% off all guided day tours operated by Black Diamond Tours. Offer valid throughout the winter season with no blackout period and even on last minute bookings. Staying at Black Diamond Lodge is the best way to keep up on conditions with our guides and staff on hand to keep you up to speed.
Interested in spending more time in the backcountry? Learn the essentials of terrain evaluation, snow stability forecasting, weather assessments, and self-rescue techniques to keep you alive while searching for that epic backcountry line. We offer certified CAA recognized AST1 and AST2 courses.