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USD 2,580

7 Days | 6 Nights | 5 Days Guided Skiing

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p From price is based on per person min 3 people on tour
Bas/invoice currency is JPY
Displayed price in other currencies may vary slightly to actual due to exchange rate fluctuations.
USD 2,580
The Hokkaido Northside Kurodake Tour incorporates a mixture of lift assisted sidecountry plus backcountry touring, with a focus of riding at the famed Kurodake, renowned for being steep & deep. You will be rewarded with face shots of the deepest & driest powder on planet earth!
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Hokkaido Northside Kurodake

Hokkaido north side is a multi-day tour where clients can explore beyond what Hokkaido's best mountain’s have to offer. We will locate you in the northern side of Daisetsuzan National Park. We will use Kurodake ropeway to access the mountain and get to a huge backcountry paradise. During the high season we will also hike from the road, as there is lots of snow everywhere! We will advise you by adapting to the best scenarios for the experience you deserve. 

The Powderhounds rate Kurodake as one of the best ski areas in Japan for powder hunters, due to its steep and varied terrain and the abundance of snow it scores. In winter, Kurodake should be called "white mountain" instead of "black mountain"!

The Hokkaido Northside Tour is offered as a group tour where solos or small groups can join one of the fixed date tours, or if you have your own group you can have a private tour, pending availability. This tour requires a minimum of 3 people to go ahead and a maximum of 6. If you have any questions or want to double check about availability, please make a booking request.


This tour requires good riding skills (advanced & above) in all types of slopes and some previous backcountry experience too. Good cardio fitness is one of the most important things to be able to enjoy the tour. The guides running the trip will adjust the level at the client's desire and skills ability.


Safety in the backcountry is our first priority! To ensure you have a safe day on the mountain, Yukiumi's team will constantly monitor the forecast, the snow stability and the mountain conditions and will choose appropriate terrain on the day that is safe and that suits the group's ability. During dinner, our recommended choices would be offered and discussed with the group and in the morning a final decision would be taking the weather into consideration.


You will require touring gear, touring skis, splitboard or snowshoes. As you will be skiing/riding deep snow, for skis we recommend wide (min 100cm under foot) and for snowboarders we recommend to be on a splitboard. It is also mandatory that you have avalanche safety equipment comprising of beacon, shovel, probe & backpack. Rental equipment can be arranged by Yukiumi with enough notice; please ask for details and a quote when you enquire.

Sample Itinerary

  • Wake up early and have a good breakfast whilst reviewing the day's options.
  • Riding time. That is why we are here! Let’s enjoy and be safe.
  • Go to an onsen! Nothing better than the Japanese hot springs to recover the tired body.
  • Dinner @yukiumi house or elsewhere.
  • Ready to sleep and ride again tomorrow!


You will be staying at Yukiumi House, based in Kamikawa in Central Hokkaido. Yukiumi House is a simple yet cozy Japanese style lodge operated by the Yukiumi staff.

Far from queues, closer to the deepest! We’ve chosen this place as it provides the deepest and easiest access terrain.

Rooms are twin share, and all utilise shared bathrooms.

2023 Dates, Rates & Inclusions


¥385,000 per person

  • prices are per person
  • base/invoice currency is in Japanese Yen
  • tours require min 3 people to operate
  • 6 nights accommodation twin share
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily dinner
  • 5 guided days of skiing/riding
  • Kurodake Ropeway pass
  • Transport for the duration of the trip including airport pickup and drop
  • Ski/snowboard rentals
  • Avi gear rentals
Not Included
  • Flights
  • Travel & medical insurance
  • Ski rental or avy equipment
  • Lunch, drinks
  • Ski passes for resorts other than Kurodake