Kamui Mintara Backcountry Tour

369,000Yen / person based on a group of 5 (includes consumption tax)

Hokkaido`s indigenous Ainu people referred to the Daisetsuzan mountain range as Kamui Mintara – The Playground of the Gods. This backcountry trip starts on the doorstep of the Daisetsuzan`s before heading to the East side of the range.

The Eastern slopes are sheltered from Hokkaido`s prevailing Westerly flow which means more stable weather days, well suited to backcountry skiing and a greater likelihood of reaching higher alpine objectives. This trip completes a nice loop around Japan`s largest national park stopping in at traditional ryokan`s with lots of options for fantastic backcountry skiing.

This trip suited to advanced backcountry skiers or splitboarders. Please also note that the Kurodake ropeway is closed for most of January however there are many other backcountry touring areas that remain accessible regardless of lift operations.

Avalanche safety kit and ski touring or splitboarding equipment is required for all multi-day trips. Rental available with a 20% discount offer for all Rising Sun guided tour guests – more info here.

Sample Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive and transfer to Sounkyo or Kamikawa
  • Day 2-3: Backcountry skiing at Kurodake or a nearby backcountry touring area.
  • Day 4: Backcountry touring en route to the Eastern Daisetsuzan`s. Stay at a ryokan with dinner, breakfast and onsen included.
  • Day 5-6: Ski touring in the Eastern Daisetsuzan`s or Hidaka range.
  • Day 7: Ski touring en route to Chitose or other requested destination for drop off.
  • Day 8: Departure flight or onward travel

Inclusions:

  • 6 guided ski days
  • 3 days lift tickets (additional lift tickets can be purchased as needed)
  • 7 nights twin / triple share accommodation with breakfast
  • 4-5 dinners (depending on final trip itinerary and accommodation plan)
  • Onsen at some accommodations
  • Private door to door transfers throughout trip

Not Included

  • Lunch, dinner, drinks, shopping
  • Arrival and departure transfers will be arranged depending on group requirements.
  • Avalanche safety kit and backcountry touring gear. Rental available – more information here.

Custom Options

All of our trips are fully customizable – just let us know what you want to do and we can design an itinerary to suit.

Specific adjustments that can work well with this trip:

  • Extend or shorten the trip
  • Fly out after skiing on the last guided day

Pricing

~369,000Yen per person based on a group of 5 guests. Pricing is indicative only and will be adjusted to match group size, accommodation requests, travel dates and trip length. All prices include 10% consumption tax.