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Haruka-yama Ski Touring

Ski touring around Mt. Asahidake steam vent fumeroles in Hokkaido, Japan

Asahidake Volcanic Steam-vents Ski Touring

Mokoto-yama Overnight Ski Tour

Mt. Shioya-maruyama backcountry ski touring near Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan

Shioya-Maruyama Backcountry

Mt. Muine Senjaku Plateau ski touring near Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan

Senjaku Plateau in Late Spring

Mt. Shakotan bakcountry ski touring (Hokkaido, Japan)

Shakotan-dake Northeastern Ridge Spring Ski Touring

Mekunnai-dake Backcountry

The Kokusai-Zenibako 3-day Traverse

Piyashiri-yama Overnight Ski Touring

Mt. Shokanbetsu backcountry ski touring near Mashike, Hokkaido, Japan

Shokanso Hut and Shokanbetsu-dake

Mt. Mayoizawa backcountry ski touring (Hokkaido, Japan)

Mayoizawa-yama Backcountry

Mt. Okotanpe backcountry ski touring (Hokkaido, Japan)

Okotanpe-yama Backcountry Skiing

Cycle Touring Routes

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Hiking Routes

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REGION: The general mountain/geographical region the route is in.

BEST MONTH(S): Time of year a route is suited to visiting. Some pop all season, some are more limited.

DIFFICULTY: How strenuous a route is, and how technical it is. Full details here.

FREERIDE/SKITOUR: Very subjective, but is a route more-of-a-walk-than-a-ski or the other way around? Some routes are all about the screaming downhill (freeride), some are more about the hunt for a peak or nice forest (ski-tour). Some are in between. 

MAIN ASPECT: Which cardinal direction the primary consequential slope is facing, that you might encounter on the route. More details here.

ROUTE TAGS: An eclectic picking of other categories that routes might belong to.

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GRADES range from A (very difficult) to D (easy). Hazards include exposure to avalanche and fall risk. More details here. Rating rubric adapted from Hokkaido Yukiyama Guidebook 北海道雪山ガイド.