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 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, certified guiding team and local knowledge sets Rising Sun apart as the most competent guiding operation in Japan.
Please keep reading 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 will not be able to join us for the 2020-21 winter season. They are hoping and expecting to be back next winter though so we`ve kept their profiles here and look forward to seeing everyone again!