These tours are designed for strong intermediate skiers and boarders who would like to learn more about avalanche safety and backcountry travel. The Niseko area receives more snow in December than most resorts do all season and the night skiing at this time is outrageous! Early season pricing and less crowds make this a winner!
Are you looking for the trip of a lifetime for Private Cat Skiing in Japan? Do you have a group that you hand picked to travel with? Or maybe you do not want to worry about a mixed groups ability levels. Experience cat skiing at our Shimamaki location and get ready to ride untouched powder in the Karibayama mountain range!
First time backcountry skiing? If you’ve never applied a set of skins your skis/splitboard (or snowshoes to feet), please book our intro to backcountry tour.
If you’ve used skins and traveled in the backcountry before let us know – particularly if you are joining a group trip. We will do our best to put you in a group with other backcountry skiers and riders of similar experience levels.
BD has been guiding pro skiers and snowboarders for years in Hokkaido’s vast natural playground of pillows (generally referred to as mushrooms in Japan), drops, steep chutes and backcountry booters but starting this season we will begin offering this same service to all of our guests. After all, why should the pros have all the fun?
If the dominating peak of Mount Yotei has been calling your name and you are looking for a challenge this tour is for you. The hike can take between 5 and 8 hours to reach the summit and will truly test your fitness.
The Powder Hunter gives you ultimate access to our unrivalled local knowledge and maximum flexibility to make sure you get the goods on any given day of the winter.
Designed for the most passionate skiers and riders seeking multi-day guided ski trips. This is the type of holiday that you go back to work to recover from. We will put as much into one week as possible with the guarantee that you will be riding the deepest snow on the island.
Focussed on the backcountry this trip is for avid backcountry users. As you travel across Hokkaido guests can expect full days in the backcountry following storms, nights sampling local cuisine, and road trips to far flung locations.