Our certified guides have unmatched experience finding the best lines, deepest snow and most unique terrain in Hokkaido.
As much as we love skiing powder, our first priority is safety and this starts with a professional snow safety program. Every morning, one of our qualified avalanche forecaster`s is up early reviewing previous day field observations and weather data to create a detailed stability analysis for the day. We meet as a team at 7am every day to review this forecast making appropriate terrain choices based both on our hazard assessment and where to find the best snow!
Our approach to data gathering combined with our team of certified guides and local knowledge sets Rising Sun apart as the most competent guiding operation in Japan.
Please read on to learn more about the unique individuals that form the Rising Sun crew.
Meet Our Crew
Returning in 2021-22
The COVID 19 crisis has not been easy on our team. Unfortunately due travel restrictions and significantly reduced tourism, the majority of our team was not able to join us for the 2020-21 winter season. They are however, hoping and expecting to be back for the 2021-22 winter season.