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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

Ariake-yama Ski Touring

Chitokaniushi-yama Ski Touring Route (Hokkaido, Japan)

Chitokaniushi-yama Ski Touring

Odasshu-yama Backcountry Skiing (Hokkaido, Japan)

Odasshu-yama Northeastern Ridge

Shamansha-dake Ski Touring (Hokkaido, Japan)

Shamansha-dake Ski Touring

Raiden-yama Sankokunai Ski Touring (Hokkaido, Japan)

Raiden-yama’s Sankokunai Peak Ski Touring

Nishikonbu-dake Ski Touring (Hokkaido, Japan)

Nishikonbu-dake Ski Touring

Maefurano-dake and Ningle-no-Mori Hut Ski Touring (Hokkaid0, Jap

Dairoku-yama Northern Ridge Ski Touring (beta)

Maefurano-dake and Ningle-no-Mori Hut Ski Touring (Hokkaid0, Jap

Maefurano-dake Ski Touring

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

Cycle Touring Routes

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Hiking Routes

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

Minami Daisetsuzan Traverse Hike (Tomuraushi to Tokachi-dake, Hokkaido, Japan)

Southern Daisetsuzan Traverse: Tomuraushi to Oputateshike

Daisetsu Loop Hike (Hokkaido, Japan)

Central Daisetsuzan Circuit Hike

The Italian Route (Daisetsu Range, Hokkaido, Japan)

The Italian Route: Aka-dake, Hakuun-dake, and Midori-dake Loop

Mt. Monbetsu snowshoe route (Hokkaido, Japan)

Monbetsu-dake Snowshoeing

Approaching Bankei Hut on the Mt. Soranuma Hiking Trail (Sapporo, Japan)

Bankei Sanso Hut Overnight Hike

Asahidake to Kurodake Traverse Hike (Daisetsuzan, Hokkaido, Japan)

The Asahidake to Kurodake Traverse Hike

Mt. Asahidake and Nakadake Onsen Loop Hike (Hokkaido, Japan)

Asahidake and Nakadake-onsen Loop Hike

Hiking Mt. Muroran (Hokkaido, Japan)

Muroran-dake Loop Hike

Mt. Moiwa hiking trail (Asahiyama Park trail)

Moiwa-yama Asahiyama-Jikeikai Loop Hike (Sapporo City)

Mt. Teine dayhike (Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan)

Teine-yama Dayhike (Sapporo City)

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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.

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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.