The winter of 1996 in Hokkaido, Mr Fukuda and Mr Furuhashi met each other on the trip of desiring for snow. They skied in the mountain of Daisetsuzan National Park, feeling the splendor of over-head powder snow, and decided to move to Hokkaido determinedly.
After spending 3 years (1 year in Hokkaido, 2 years in Canada) only skiing, he launched the backcountry tour section at Hokkaido Adventure Tours and worked as a guide for 7 seasons.
In the winter of 2008, he established a backcountry guide "Yukinoko" in Minamifurano, Hokkaido.
Born on February 16, 1972 in Tokyo. At the age of 23, he took a canoe for 2,000km on the Yukon River, which runs from Canada to Alaska, for three months and dropped out from belonging to a company.
Telemark skiing, snowboarding and alpine skiing. He provided multi-guide styles with optimal support to all guests. With his natural talent, Fukuda is good at finding powder snow with great quitely.
His dream is to establish a cyclical lifestyle based on natural energy and food self-sufficiency and to continue skiing for the rest of life.
Born on February 12, 1972 in Kanagawa. At the age of 23, he crossed the 40,000km desert region of Australia alone for three months by motorcycle and then dropped out from belonging to a company. He has been skiing for 30 years.
It is no exaggeration to say that he lives for skiing. He loves unstable places such as thin knife ridges, and of course the gliding equipment is unstable "the heel-raising one".
※ For those who wish to participate in the tour alone
Basically, the number of people on the tour starts from 2 people. If you wish to participate alone, we will contact you as soon as other participants enter. If there are no other participants, the tour will be canceled (determined 3 days in advance). However, it is possible to organize the tour as a private tour, so please contact us for details such as prices.
※ About insurance
The tour fee does not include insurance to cover the injury. Please be sure to join the domestic accident insurance for mountain skiing by yourself. If you have any questions about insurance, please contact us.
※ To those who are new to backcountry and would like to participate
If all members of the group are new to hiking and do not have climbing equipment, they will only be able to apply for a private tour.
(Rental equipment such as climbing tools will be prepared here.)
The tour content will include a course on the minimum necessary things of backcountry. Please contact us for more information.
Guidelines of tour
Basically, 1 tour per day and 1 mountain.
The tour destination will be either Sekisho Kogen BC or Tokachidake Mountain Range BC
at the request of the previous contractor.
The number of participants is 2 to 8 people each (please contact us for other numbers).
The tour destination (the mountain to go) will be decided the day before or the day of the tour by comprehensively judging the members, the condition of the mountain, other climbers and the weather, etc.
Besides, the continuous tour is up to 4 days and we will take 2 days off a week due to the rest of the guide.