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New Ski Touring Routes

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  • Aomori Prefecture
  • Eastern Hokkaido
  • Furano/Central
  • Hidaka
  • Niseko Region
  • Northern Hokkaido
  • Sapporo Area
  • Southern Hokkaido
  • Southern Lakes

Iwanai-dake NE Ridge

Raiden-yama Osannai Bowl

Naganuma Pond

Yotei-zan Hirafu Route Ski Touring

Shiribetsu-dake Northwest Gully

Niseko Haute Route

Nitonupuri Southeast Face

Mekunnai-dake South Face

Nitonupuri West Face

Shirakaba-yama North Ridge

Iwanai-dake North Ridge

Niseko Annupuri Kita-shamen to Goshiki Onsen Loop

Hiking Routes

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  • Aomori Prefecture
  • Eastern Hokkaido
  • Furano/Central
  • Hidaka
  • Niseko Region
  • Northern Hokkaido
  • Sapporo Area
  • Southern Hokkaido
  • Southern Lakes
Soranuma-dake Summit Hiking (Hokkaido, Japan)

Soranuma-dake Dayhike

Kotengu-dake Hiking (Jozankei, Hokkaido, Japan)

Kotengu-dake Hike

Osawa Reservoir Loop Walk (Nopporo Forest Park)

Mt. Sapporo Hiking trail (Hokkaido, Japan)

Sapporo-dake Dayhike

Hiking Hakken-zan near Jozankei, Hokkaido, Japan

Hakken-zan Half-day Hike (Sapporo City)

Fuppushi-dake Loop Hike via Tarumae-zan (Hokkaido, Japan)

Fuppushi-dake (and Tarumae-zan) Loop Hike

Yoichi-dake Dayhike

Sahoro Bear Mountain Walking Course (Hokkaido, Japan)

Sahoro Bear Mountain Walking Course

Sapporo-dake Traverse Hike (Hokkaido, Japan)

Sapporo-dake Traverse Hike

Keigetsu-dake Hiking Daisetsuzan National Park Hokkaido Japan

Keigetsu-dake Overnight Hiking

Ichankoppe-yama Hiking next to Lake Shikotsu (Hokkaido, Japan)

Ichankoppe-yama Hiking

Yotei-zan Hiking (Hirafu/Kutchan Route)

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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. 

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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.