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  • Southern Lakes
The Muine to Kimobetsu Traverse Ski Tour (Hokkaido, Japan)

Muine-yama to Kimobetsu-dake Traverse Ski Tour

Tarumae-zan Ski Touring

Bihinai-yama Ski Touring near Jozankei (Hokkaido, Japan)

Bihinai-yama Ski Touring

Horokanai Santo-zan Ski Touring (Hokkaido, Japan)

Horokanai Santo-zan Ski Touring

Horokanai Bozu-yama Ski Touring (Hokkaido, Japan)

Horokanai Bozu-yama Ski Touring

Akaigawa Daikoku-yama Si Tour Route |

Daikoku-yama Ski Touring

Horobetsu-dake Ski Touring (Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan)

Horobetsu-dake Ski Touring (Sannosuke Route)

Shari-dake Ski Touring Route (Hokkaido, Japan)

Shari-dake Ski Touring (Konpoku Pass Route)

Unabetsu-dake Ski Tour Route |

Unabetsu-dake Ski Tour Route

Sunrise over Kunashiri Islands (Hokkaido, Japan)

Shiretoko-dake Ski Touring (Kamoiunbe-kawa Route)

Antaroma-dake backcountry skiing (Hokkaido, Japan)

Antaroma-dake Spring Ski Touring

Asahidake to Nakadake Onsen Loop Ski Tour (Hokkaido, Japan)

Asahidake to Nakadake Onsen Loop Ski Tour

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
Cycling on Teuri Island (Hokkaido, Japan)

Teuri Island Full Loop Hike

Nopporo Forest snowshoeing birdwatching in Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan

Nopporo Forest Park Snowshoe Birdwatching

Snowshoeing up Mt. Neopara near Teine in Sapporo City, Japan

Teine-Neopara by Snowshoe

Snowshoeing along the Chitose River in Hokkaido, Japan

Chitose River Urban Snowshoeing

Hangetsu Lake snowshoeing (Hokkaido, Japan)

Hangetsu Lake Circuit in Winter

Cycling to Mt. Tarumae

Tarumae-zan Hiking

Mt. Haruka and Ginreiso Hut Hiking (Hokkaido, Japan)

Haruka-yama and Ginreiso Hut Overnight Hike

Jozankei Nature Village in Winter

Jozankei Nature Village in Winter

Mt. Shioya-Maruyama dayhike

Shioya Maru-yama Hike

Snowshoeing near Hoheikyo Onsen (Jozankei)

Microadventures in Hokkaido

Sapporo to the Sea Micro Adventure 海へのマイクロアドベンチャー

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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. 

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.