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Hokkaido Sidecountry Guide

"Side Country"
It is an adventure area you can go by taking the lift

"Side country" is boundary area between ski slope and backcountry. So called it is easy backcountry where you can go with lift access.

RUSUTSU in Hokkaido has abundance of powder snow that is famous all over the world. Rusutsu ski resort has a lot of ski slopes,but there are many untouched and natural slopes out of ski resort. Snow here is the same as natural snow, so you can enjoy easily powder snow under the same conditions as backcountry snow.

We "Samurai Snow Concierge" will guide you safely to enjoy powder snow efficiently. You will say "This is HOKKAIDO!!! This is RUSUTSU POWDER!!!"

Untouched nature!!
That's why it's fun and also risky

Side country is a very fascinating activity which you can enjoy powder snow easily. But, therer are various risks in the side country area that are not present on the ski slopes. There are rocks,standing trees,and sometimes cracks which are not on the ski slopes. And it is difficult to understand what is dangerous if you are not used to "side country".

Our "Samurai Snow Concierge" side country GUIDE will efficiently guide you through the powder snow unique to Rusutsu. In addition to it,we will tell you how to identify danger, safety management methods, and techniques for sliding in trees. We will guide you with detailed explanations, so you can enjoy the experience with peace of mind.

Completely private guide.
So please rest assured

Our Samurai GUIDE is completely private guide, so we will guide you safely according to your physical strength and skills. You don't have to adapt to others, so you can enjoy it with peace of mind. Of course, feel free to take breaks as well.

For powder advanced players, we will efficiently guide you to recommended barns according to the snow situation and weather that day.
For powder beginners, we will teach you how to slide on powder so please don't worry.
Everyone can enjoy RUSUTSU powder snow safely!!

RUSUTSU Sidecountry
GUIDE detail


Guide Information

Place

Hokkaido RUSUTSU resort.Area outside the course.


Time required

About 3 hours ~ 6 hours
※You can decide the Guide time according to your wishes.


Meeting time and place

You can decide starting time and meeting place according to your wishes.
※Convenient meeting points vary depending on the hotel you are staying at. So if you can't decide, please contact us.


Belongings

*Snowboard and binding
*Boots for snowboarding
*Wear
*Goggles
*Glove
*Beanie or helmet
*Lift ticket


Participation requirements

Snowboarding level intermediate and above
※You can also participate by skiing.


How to pay

Please pay in cash on site.


Reservation form & contact form

Guide Profile

大竹 新

-Arata Ohtake-

Profile

Birth 17.Dec.1987 From Hyogo prefecture

I started snowboard when I was 15 years old.
When it was first time, I couldn't do snowboard at all, but I enjoyed so much!!!
Since then, I have been captivated by snowboarding.
2 years ago, I moved to Hokkaido to enjoy snowboard with my wife.
And this year, I have started SAMURAI SNOW CONCIERGE snowboarding school with my wife!!
Let's enjoy snowboarding with us!!

License

JSBA official A class instructor
JSBA official B class examiner
TECH.2
SAJ official instructor
SAJ official examiner

When I belonged to the RUSUTSu official school, I was mainly in charge of mountain guides. I am proud that there is no one like me.


大竹 文菜

-Ayana Ohtake-

Profile

Birth 16.May.1989 From Aichi prefecture

When I was 5 years old, I started snowboard with my family.
Then my father was my snowboard teacher.
I stopped doing snowboard when I took university entrance exam, but I couldn't forget the charm of snowboard.
When I was 27 years old, I left the company in Tokyo and moved to Hokkaido.
I enjoy off-course at Rusutsu Slope more than 100 days a year. And utilizing that experience,this year, I have started SAMURAI SNOW CONCIERGE snowboarding school with my husband.

Let's enjoy and please ask us everything about snowboarding!!

License

JSBA official A class instructor
TECH 1
2020 Participation of all Japan tournament of snowboarding.

Others

Graduated from the University of Tokyo

Web designer
tutor

Reservation form & contact form

GUIDE Price


1~6 people
3 hours 50,000 JPY
4 hours 60,000 JPY
5 hours 70,000 JPY
6 hours 80,000 JPY

※All prices include tax
※Guide hour is from 9:00 to 16:00
※For safety, two guides will accompany you in the side country.
※If you want to add number of people or change hours, please contact us.

Reservation form & contact form

We are looking forward to seeing you in Hokkaido and at RUSUTSU!!