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Mt. Okotanpe backcountry ski touring (Hokkaido, Japan)

Okotanpe-yama Backcountry Skiing

Mt. Kimobetsu backcountry ski touring (Hokkaido, Japan)

Kimobetsu-dake Southern Ridge Ski Touring

Mt. Soranuma ski touring (Hokkaido, Japan)

Soranuma-dake Overnight Ski Touring

Mt. Iwaonupuri backcountry skiing (Goshiki Onsen, Hokkaido, Japan)

Iwaonupuri (Goshiki Hot Springs) Backcountry Skiing

Chisenupuri Ski Area ski touring (Hokkaido, Japan)

The House of Powder’s Chisenupuri Ski Area

Mt. Izari backcountry ski touring route

Izari-dake Backcountry Skiing

Mt. Tokushunbetsu backcountry ski touring

Tokushunbetsu-yama Ski Touring (Summer Trail Route)

Maetokachi Kabawara Ridge

Mt. Sandan backcountry ski touring in the Tokachi Ranges, Hokkaido, Japan

Sandan-yama Ski Touring

Mt. Okuteine hut ski touring

Okuteine-yama, Yama-no-ie Hut and Tsuge-yama

Yoichi-dake Backcountry Skiing

Mt. Fuppushi backcountry ski touring

Fuppushi-dake Ski Touring (Kitaone Route)

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.