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Price p/p From price based on twin/triple-share based on group of 5 with 1 guide (per person) 2023-24 season.
Base/invoice currency is in JPY inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 1,445

5 Nights | 4 Guided Ski Days

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p From price based on twin/triple-share based on group of 5 with 1 guide (per person) 2023-24 season.
Base/invoice currency is in JPY inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 1,445
This CUSTOMIZABLE private guided backcountry tour is based in the little town of Kamikawa in North Central Hokkaido which is well positioned for backcountry skiing/splitboarding at nearby mountain passes and Kurodake.
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Custom Booking Period: Feb 01 - Mar 30, 2024
Min Days: From 5
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Kamikawa Backcountry Tour

The Kamikawa Backcountry Tour from Rising Sun Guides is ideal for those who mostly like to earn their turns and also get some lift-assist on some days. This is a private bespoke tour, where you can shape the outline of the backcountry tour for your group, and then leave it to the guide to work out the specifics depending on the weather conditions. This tour is best scheduled in February or March when the snowpack is more developed and the weather a fraction more settled. Also the Kurodake Ropeway is typically not open in January.

Located in North Central Hokkaido, the small town of Kamikawa is uniquely well positioned between three mountain passes and just a short 20 minute drive from the ropeway at Mount Kurodake. These 3 mountain passes offer access to remote backcountry ski and snowboard terrain, whilst the Kurodake Ropeway delivers you partway to the alpine of the Daisetsuzan range. Lower elevation alternatives for inclement weather days include Pippu Ski Resort and Kamui Ski Links. Furano and Asahidake are a bit further away but remain within reach if conditions dictate.

Please make a booking request if you have any questions or want to check guide availability.

Ability Level & Equipment

This trip suited to advanced backcountry skiers or splitboarders.

Avalanche safety kit and ski touring or splitboarding equipment is required for all multi-day trips. Equipment rentals are available. 

Sample Itinerary

This itinerary is is totally customizable. You can choose to undertake it as is, or add/remove the number of guided days and add/remove the overall number of days.

Day 1:

Arrive at New Chitose or Asahikawa aiport and transfer to Kamikawa (or start your trip after a few days skiing in Niseko travelling from SW Hokkaido to Kamikawa)

Day 2:

Kamikawa region guided skiing at one of the 3 mountain passes or at Mount Kurodake. Inclement weather alterntives include Kamui and Pippu ski resorts.

Day 3:

Kamikawa region guided skiing.

Day 4:

Kamikawa region guided skiing.

Day 5:

Sapporo region guided skiing. Stay Sapporo or evening transfer to next destination

Day 6:

Airport transfers

2023-24 Rates & Inclusions


Indicative Price: ¥219,000 (based on group of 5 with 1 guide)
  • Price is per person, based on double or triple occupancy
  • Payments are in Japanese Yen
  • This tour is customizable for your group. Please inquire for a quote for your group requirements.
  • 5 nights twin/triple share accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 guided ski days
  • Private door to door transfers throughout trip
  • 2 days lift tickets (expect 2 full backcountry days without lift tickets needed)
  • Avalanche safety kit and backcountry touring gear. Rental available – please inquire for rates and information
  • Single room upgrades available
  • Arrangements for airport transfers or connections to your prior/subsequent travel plans will be made depending your requirements
  • Add on additional nights in Sapporo, Furano, Niseko etc before or after this trip
  • Extend or shorten your stay in Kamikawa
Not Included
  • Lunch, dinner, drinks

Rising Sun Guides Terms & Conditions

  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm all reservations.
  • Full payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour. If the tour is booked within 60 days of departure, full payment is required to confirm.
  • Cancellation within 60 days but 30 days prior to the tour will incur a tariff in the amount of 50% of the full tour cost.
  • Cancellations within 30 days will incur a tariff in the amount of 100% of the full tour cost.
  • At the time of booking, you will receive a message with your invoice allowing you to complete payment by international bank transfer or with your credit card through Paypal. Paypal is the preferred method on payments under 100,000Yen. There is a 4% service fee associated with all paypal transactions, however on payments up to 100,000 Yen Rising Sun Guides will accept this fee. For larger payments, the 4% service charge will be added to your invoice. Alternatively, bank transfer is the preferred method on large transactions as the associated flat rate fees are lower. All bank transfer details are available on your electronic invoice. If you choose to complete a bank transfer, please ignore the paypal service charge listed on your invoice and only transfer the amount owing on the balance line of your invoice before the paypal service fee. Note: You do not need a Paypal account to use this online system. Simply follow the instructions and links provided with your electronic invoice.
  • All customers signing up for a guided tour are required to read and sign a release of liability waiver before departing. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of the tour without refund.
  • All participants under the age of 19 must also have a parent or legal guardian sign their release of liability.
  • RSG reserves the right to cancel any tour at any time (typically due to inclement weather, unsafe backcountry travel conditions or guide injury / sickness). In the event of cancellation, the customer will be offered the opportunity to either reschedule or receive a refund. All guests booking our backcountry or lift assisted day trips are covered by the RSG Powder Guarantee.
  • All participants entering the backcountry (anywhere outside of the ski area boundary) on a guided tour must be at least 13 years of age.
  • We ask guests to be honest with themselves about their skill level. If you have booked and paid for a trip with RSG but it is clear that your skills are insufficient for the trip you have booked, we will cancel the remainder of the day and refund 50% of your booking fee.
  • It is your responsibility to care for any rental equipment supplied by Rising Sun. Guests will be charged for repair or replacement of any lost or damaged items.