Ski/ Snowboard lessons
If you're into snowboarding, you'll be into East Hokkaido.
With temperatures falling below freezing in winter, the snow in Hokkaido has a low moisture content so it is therefore light and silky.
Yes, that’s right. It’s powder snow which is said to be just right for skiing and snowboarding. That's why skiers and snowboarders gather from abroad and from every corner of Japan. If you travel to Hokkaido in the winter, you will want to try skiing and snowboarding of course if you are experienced but also if you are a beginner.
Standard prices and duration, general lessons (2 hours) = ¥2,500-¥ 5,000, private lessons (2 hours) = ¥10,000.
If you visit eastern Hokkaido, without fail what you should challenge yourself to try is backcountry skiing. It is so called mountain skiing. In this area, the conditions which charm skiers such as powdery snow and a perfect location are all present. On a mountain without a ski slope, to leave a trail of ski tracks must be more fun than you could imagine.
A snowshoe is a tool for the sake of walking in the snow, yes, that’s a pair of snowshoes alright. A snowshoe is a walking ski so to speak. Do you walk, or sometimes do slide. Either way, they are a reassuring partner when you go onto a road off the beaten path where snow has piled-up. Well, where shall we go, what shall we do wearing our snowshoes or ski-shoes.
Ice walking/ ice diving
In the northern provinces, as days with temperatures of 10 degrees below freezing are not uncommon, the lakes also freeze. It’s delightful as you are able to walk on top of the lakes. It is fun just to savor that indescribable feeling but perhaps you will have a lighter gait to be able to see the superb views waiting for you ahead. Let’s enjoy a stroll on the lake and seek out a landscape that’s not possible to see in summer.