Private Hokkaido Backcountry Tours

BDT Private Hokkaido Backcountry Tours combine the very best snow conditions and with the most intimate cultural experiences. 18 years full time in Japan is why we’re better. From budget to 5 star accommodation, Tokyo tours to private heli transfers, we have you covered. Below are some sample itineraries but as we already mentioned, this is just the beginning. Unlike most operators, we do not lock into a concrete itinerary. We will make every effort to adjust your trip based on changing weather conditions, our knowledge, and your input. The itineraries included below lay out an initial plan but, your guide will offer additional options daily based on current conditions. With our 18 years of experience in Hokkaido, we not only know our mountains inside and out. We also know what weather works best for each zone we visit and how best to understanding the snow forecasts. Combining this with the network of information our guides bring back from the field every day ensures you will enjoy the best possible conditions throughout your Japan Trip. These trips not only allow you to visit locations commonly unknown to tourists. It also allow you to experience Japan with a local expert who can show you the best Onsens, introduce you to local cuisine, and of course make finding powder easy. Feel free to contact us if you would like a private custom trip!
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Aomori Express

Women’s Backcountry Touring Camp

Come join us for a 2 day skills course, formulated for women, by women. Our focus will be to help you gain confidence to split board and ski beyond the resorts and gain knowledge of winter backcountry travel, route finding, safety skills, and trip planning- all in a supportive, fun and encouraging environment led by our professional female guides.

Ultimate Early Season Camps

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!
Shimamaki from shore - cat skiing

Cat Skiing at Shimamaki - Private

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!
Blackdiamondtours Powder Skiing The Powder Trip

Power Trip - 9 Days

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.
Backcountry package - Unplugged

Hokkaido Unplugged - 10 Days

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.
Backcountry package - Mintara

Mintara Express - 7 Days

Welcome to Hokkaido's biggest mountains and most impressive alpine terrain. This central Hokkaido trip is primarily a backcountry touring focussed trip well suited to skiers and riders who have already explored the depths of Niseko's powder and want to experience somewhere new.
Backcountry Tours - Central Hokkaido

Black Pack - 14 Days

This 14-day Hokkaido ski package takes you from Niseko to the Daisetsuzan National Park and central Hokkaido area in search of powder, steep terrain, and Japanese culture. Utilizing both resorts and backcountry equipment you will experience the locations that have made northern Japan famous amongst powder hunters.
Backcountry package - Deeper

Deeper / Further Hokkaido - 10 Days

This backcountry ski trip is designed to take you a little deeper into the more remote spots around Hokkaido to experience legendary powder and local onsens. After 6 days of ski touring and splitboarding the trips wraps up with 2 full days of cat skiing.
Backcountry Touring Central Hokkaido

Japarch: The best backcountry in Japan - 7 days

Less competition, the deepest snowpack of the year and longer daylight... March is our favorite month. If your forte is a mix of untracked lift accessed pow and incredible backcountry skiing and boarding, March is the month to be here.
Happy Ending Tour Blackdiamondtours

Happy Ending - 2 Days

After a powder filled holiday in Niseko, why not cap things off with a couple new resorts on your way to the airport.
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Custom Packages

If our regular packages don't quite fit your schedule, you would prefer a longer/shorter package or there are other resorts which you would like to visit, let us design a custom tour to meet your needs.
Backcountry package - Niseko White Room

Niseko White Room - 9 Days

The Niseko Guided Ski Trip sets you up with plenty of time to explore Niseko United but, a trip to the powder mecca would not be complete without sampling some of the other legendary resorts and terrain in the area. By the end of your trip you will have experienced at least four of Hokkaido's top powder destinations.
Custom Trip - Bus

Custom Coolstar Luxury Packages

This winter BDT is teaming up with Coolstar Limousine services to offer the ultimate Hokkaido ski experience.