Hokkaido Ski Tours and Snowboarding Trips

hokkaido ski tours

Floating through waist-deep legendary Hokkaido powder is like no other experience on Earth. Our small group guided Hokkaido ski tours and snowboarding trips cater to advanced to expert skiers and snowboarders looking for a true multi-day powder adventure. PowderQuest’s trips operate January to February with a focus on deep powder, backcountry touring adventures and unique local culture found only on the northernmost main island of Japan.

Hokkaido backcountry ski tours and splitboarding adventures are run by 2 certified ski guides and a maximum of only 6 guests per trip. Ideal for solo travelers and small groups.

  • Private departures available. Make any guided tour private just for your group or family

What’s Included in our Hokkaido Ski Tour Packages

  • Full time off-piste and backcountry guiding with 2 PowderQuest certified guides
  • Comfortable 4 star hotels with onsen (Japanese hot spring/spa)
  • Ski lift tickets
  • All breakfasts and dinners hosted by your English and Japanese speaking guides
  • A selection of sake or local beer at dinner
  • Cultural activities unique to Hokkaido
  • Our experienced Japanese travel agency partner can help extend your vacation in Japan

What to Expect on PowderQuest’s Guided Hokkaido Backcountry Trips

Our professionally certified ski guides show you their secret stashes at the best Hokkaido ski resorts before pushing out deeper into the Hokkaido backcountry touring zones. We keep the daily itinerary flexible to optimize the best snow conditions and tree skiing using the resort’s ski lifts, backcountry ski touring / splitboarding, and our 4×4 vehicles.

After an epic day trip of backcountry ski touring and splitboarding in Hokkaido, return each evening to our comfortable hotels featuring muscle soothing onsens before dinner on the town.

Featured Trip to Hokkaido Japan

Hokkaido Backcountry Skiing + Splitboarding Tour – Japan

Country: Hokkaido, Japan
Style: Lift-Assisted Backcountry Touring
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Limited to: 6 guests
From: $3799 USD
Dates: 2023: JAN 8-15 / 16-23 / JAN 24-31 / FEB 2-9 / FEB 10-17
Learn More >

After having been captivated by images of Japanese powder for years, skiing Hokkaido with Powder Quest was a dream come true. The powder skiing in Hokkaido really is as good as you’ve heard, but without guides that can get you to the goods, you could ski nothing but tracked out crud, stand in lift lines and stumble your way through or completely miss fantastic food for your trip of a lifetime.
Our guides knew where to go to get away from the crowds, we skied deep, light untracked snow 5 out of 7 days. The first 2 days were following an extended stormless period, then it started snowing and never stopped. As a cultural experience PowderQuest provided a Japanese guide who’s insights gave our group a behind the scenes view of local customs, cuisine and history which was an unexpected pleasure.
The Furano area is filled with packs of dudes, all strong skiers, guided by mostly non-Japanese and all hunting for pow. Our group skied better snow day after day, ate better food with special attention because of our Japanese speaking guide and skied mostly by ourselves enjoying the spiritual silence of the forest.
This is my third trip with PowderQuest (Chile 1st, Argentina 2nd) and I have 100% percent confidence that when I buck up for a bucket list trip that I will get what I want and be guided by total pros.

Marc Vernon
Hokkaido Backcountry Tour Guest 2020

More Destinations

Scroll to Top