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Horokanai Pass Ski Touring (Hokkaido, Japan)

Horokanai Minamiasaba-yama Ski Touring

Higashikotanbetsu-yama Ski Touring (Kiritachi Pass, Horokanai, H

Horokanai Higashikotanbetsu-yama Ski Touring

Sanmen-yama Ski Touring (Wassamu Pass, Horokanai, Hokkaido, Japa

Horokanai Sanmen-yama

Horokanai Takadomari-yama

Horohoro-yama Spring Skiing (Hokkaido, Japan)

Horohoro-yama Ski Touring

Teshio-dake Hut Southeastern Slopes

Teshio-dake Western Ridge

Hakkoda Hina-dake Ski Touring Route (Aomori, Japan)

Hakkoda Hina-dake Ski Touring

Hakkoda Sakeyu Onsen Backcountry Ski Touring (Aomori, Japan)

Hakkoda O-dake Sukayu Onsen Ski Touring


Shakunage-dake Ski Touring

Nitonupuri backcountry skiing (Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan)

Nitonupuri Summit Ski Touring

Chisenupuri Backcountry Skiing Niseko Hokkaido Japan

Chisenupuri South Face Ski Touring

Cycle Touring Routes

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Hiking Routes

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  • Southern Lakes
Mukayama Hiking (Hokkaido, Japan)

Mukayama Dayhike

Ishikari-dake Overnight Hike (Hokkaido, Japan)

Ishikari-dake Two-day Loop

Nipesotsu-yama Dayhike (Hokkaido, Japan)

Nipesotsu-yama Dayhike

Upepesanke Hiking Route (Hokkaido, Japan)

Upepesanke-yama Dayhike

Teuri Island and Yagishiri Island cycle touring

Teuri Island Northern Woods Track

Mt. Orofure hiking (Hokkaido, Japan)

Orofure-yama Half-day Hike

Muine-yama Motoyama Trail (Hokkaido, Japan)

Muine-yama Dayhike (Motoyama Route)

Mt. Muine Usubetsu Route dayhike (Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan)

Muine-yama Dayhike (Usubetsu Route)

Furano-dake Loop Hike

Yubari-dake Day Hike (Hokkaido, Japan)

Yubari-dake Day Hike

Tokachi-dake and Biei-dake Horseshoe Hiking Route (Daisetsuzan Range, Hokkaido, Japan)

Tokachi-dake and Biei-dake Horseshoe Route

Ashibetsu-dake Loop Hike (Hokkaido, Japan)

Ashibetsu-dake Loop Hike

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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.