Author Archives: N_OK

Blue Sky & Fresh Powder on Asahidake (Mt. Asahi)

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Blue Sky & Fresh Powder on Asahidake today.   #Backcountry #Skiing #Snowboarding #Hokkaido #Japan #Daisetsu #Kurodake #Sounkyo #English #Speaking #Guides


The Perfect day on Kurodake (Mt.Kuro)

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#Backcountry #Skiing #Snowboarding #Hokkaido #Japan #Daisetsu #Kurodake #Sounkyo #English #Speaking #Guides


Happy New Year Backcountry Ski Tour on Mt. Furano (Furanodake)

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Happy New Year 2017 ! The first backcountry tour in 2017 was on Mt. Furano.


Snap Shots from the backcountry ski tours in Asahidake & a secret spot

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• backcountry hike & ski/board, or • Off-piste with life-access


Furanodake (Mt. Furano) Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Tour

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We call the frost covered tree “Juhyo (樹氷) ” in Japan. You may call them “Snow (Ice) Monsters”. Walking through them to ski on Mt.Furano.  Sure, You will be in the winter wonderland ! http://www.rafting-hoa.co.jp/en/backcountry-tours/


Asahidake (Mt.Asahi) Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding under the blue sky !

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We had a super beautiful day at Asahidake with Mathieu on December 30, 2015. Then it has been snowing (and windy) for last 3 days and we had “The Powder Snow” up to knees & waist ! Great Start for New Year 2016. Looking forward to meeting you and sharing the experience.


“Travel with your HOA T-shirt!” Photo Contest 2015

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This is a 2014 designed HOA T-shirt. We are excited to announce the “travel with your HOA T-shirt!” photo contest, 2015. Send us photos taken with the 2014 designed HOA T-shirt, and potentially win prizes for more adventure with HOA. For more information, please check out the submission guidelines. ■Submission guidelines Photographs taken with HOA’s […]


Deep Fresh Powder at Mt. Asahi (Asahidake) Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding

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Riding Great Powder Snow with Tony at Mt. Asahi (Asahidake), the highest mountain in Hokkaido. A great day out in the backcountry with Hokkaido Outdoor Adventures ! GoPro Patagonia


Mt. Tokachi & Mt. Furano : Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding

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Happy New Year 2015 ! Powder celebration :)

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It had been very mild weather here in Hidaka, Hokkaido, but it got really cold last night. Pat went to Nissho pass this morning and had a great time by himself. There are no one else, no trace, but blue sky & powder snow.