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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

Tobetsu Maru-yama

Yotei-zan Backcountry Skiing (Makkimo Route)

Naei-yama Ski Touring

Iwaki-san Saihoji-mori Ski Touring Route (Aomori, Japan)

Iwaki-san Saihoji-mori Ski Touring

Hakkoda Onsen Ski Touring Route (Aomori, Japan)

Hakkoda Onsen Ski Touring Route

Horai-san (Nakayama Pass) Ski Touring

Hamamasu-dake Spring Ski Touring (Hokkaido, Japan)

Hamamasu-dake Spring Ski Touring

Shokanbetsu-dake Spring Ski Touring (Hokkaido, Japan)

Shokanbetsu-dake Spring Skiing

Porotengu Spring Ski Touring (Hokkaido, Japan)

Porotengu Spring Ski Touring

Tenmaku-yama Ski Touring

Ariake-yama Ski Touring

Chitokaniushi-yama Ski Touring Route (Hokkaido, Japan)

Chitokaniushi-yama Ski Touring

Cycle Touring Routes

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  • Across Hokkaido
  • Central
  • East
  • North
  • Sapporo Region
  • South
  • Southern Lakes/Niseko
Mt. Tarumae cycling

Mt. Tarumae Bike ‘n Hike

Mid-winter cycling on Ishikari beach

Mid-winter Cycling on Ishikari Beach

This man just skated 70km, for the first time (Sapporo, Japan)

Ishikari Bay Loop Daytrip Skate/Cycle Tour (Sapporo City)

Hoheikyo Dam letting flood water out (Sapporo, Japan) | 豊平

Jozankei Nature Village Overnight Cycle Tour

Chitose-Shikotsu Cycleway

Chitose-Shikotsu Cycleway

Sapporo-Eniwa Cycling Road

The Sapporo-Eniwa Cycling Road

Hiking Routes

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


Meakan-dake Loop Hike (Akan Mashu National Park, Hokkaido, Japan)

Meakan-dake Loop Hike

Muri-dake Hiking Route (Hokkaido, Japan)

Murii-dake Dayhike

Kamui-dake Dayhike (Hokkaido, Japan)

Kamui-dake and Eboshi-dake Dayhike

Kogane-yama Hiking in Hamamasu (Hokkaido, Japan)

Hamamasu Kogane-yama Hiking

Tokushunbetsu-yama and Horohoro–yama Dayhike

Teshio-dake Dayhike (Hokkaido, Japan)

Teshio-dake Loop Dayhike

Nisekaushuppe-yama Dayhike (Hokkaido, Japan)

Niseikaushuppe-yama Dayhike

Gensui Park in Higashikawa Walking (Hokkaido, Japan)

Daisetsu Asahidake Gensui Park Boardwalk

Hiking Kitoushi-yama in Higashikawa (Hokkaido, Japan)

Higashikawa Kitoushi-yama Hiking

Asahidake Halfday Hike (Hokkaido, Japan)

Asahidake Ropeway to Asahidake Summit Hike

Hirayama Dayhike (Hokkaido, Japan)

Hira-yama Dayhike

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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.