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Hokkaido Backcountry Club

885-3 Soga, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun 048-1522, Hokkaido
+81 80-6069-5495
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Cat broke down...

Unreliable cat: Did the two day Shimamaki cat ski trip in February 2018 with a few buddies and on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
pulido62
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Seattle, Washington
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Do not book lift assisted "backcountry"

TLDR: Do not book lift assisted "backcountry" with HBC, because they will take you in-bounds... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
mikejansen848
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New York City, New York
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Heli, Cat and Sled Skiing Japan
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good3%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
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“cat skiing” (6 reviews)
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885-3 Soga, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun 048-1522, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unreliable cat: Did the two day Shimamaki cat ski trip in February 2018 with a few buddies and on the last day we were heading up for our last run of the trip and halfway up the hill the cat breaks down. We had to...More

Thank pulido62
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

TLDR: Do not book lift assisted "backcountry" with HBC, because they will take you in-bounds skiing. Also if you want true sidecountry, do NOT go to Rusutsu either. There are no gates. Make sure you ask the guides if the mountain has gates. Skiing out...More

5  Thank mikejansen848
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

The crew Chris, Fleur, Phil and Zac were amazing and catered for all needs on this magnificent experience. Imagine your own lines in virgin snow, every run, where there are only 15 of you on an entire mountain, well that is what we got. Lucky...More

4  Thank tdofam
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Outstanding terrain, outstanding guides. Very knowledgeable and focused on the client experience. The Black Diamond team definitely put the effort in.

2  Thank Jack010
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

A recommendable experience in Hokkaido. They have a truly professional crew and everything worked really well. Our guide Chris really knew what he was doing. Bad luck with the weather limited the possibilities for us. If there's no unexpected rainfall or a heavy snowstorm hitting...More

2  Thank Teemu L
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

I thought - “Am I in a movie or just dreaming…” while skiing the deepest, fluffiest powder of my life. Appealing to the ski/snowboard purist seeking powder & cultural experience. Staying in a Japanese Ryokan run by the most gracious Japanese hosts. Enjoy fresh seafood...More

2  Thank Colorado157
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had a brilliant day, sadly it hasn't snowed for 10 days, so conditions not ideal, still plenty of snow, but we still found a few untouched areas in the trees. Terrain suits intermediate and above. It takes 10 mins to go up in the...More

2  Thank SusieH15
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

I've heard a lot about this company and the tours that they provide - and it's all been bang on. They REALLY know what they're doing. If this if your first trip to Japan - or if you'd like someone else to deal with figuring...More

1  Thank Luv-2-Travel284
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

Bluebird day, fresh lines, and unreal scenes had with Hokkaido Backcountry Club! We went Heliskiing at Shiribestu-Dake as a big group and Pablo, Amy and the team were awesome at organising us into groups and ensuring that we got in as many runs as possible!...More

2  Thank madfam12
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

We spent two days with the fantastic team at HBC. Highly recommend. If you are looking for a tour company to take you heli-skiing while in Hokkaido, HBC ARE THE GUYS! On day 1 we had a weather delay, so couldn't heli-ski due to the...More

2  Thank Brent P
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