Our team members have been skiing/riding in Hokkaido for years and have unmatched experience finding the best lines, deepest snow and most unique terrain on the island.
As much as we love skiing powder, our first priority is safety and this starts with a professional snow safety program. Every morning we have a qualified avalanche forecaster up early reviewing previous day field observations, weather data and forecasts creating a detailed stability analysis for the day. We meet as a team at 7am every day to review this information and make appropriate terrain choices based both on our assessment of the hazard and where to find the best snow!
Our team approach to data gathering combined with appropriately qualified ski and splitboard guides sets Rising Sun apart as the most competent guiding operation in Japan.
Please keep reading to learn more about our guides, their experience and details of their internationally recognized qualifications.