Have you ever considered heli-skiing in Japan? There are far fewer options than you may think but last week we were lucky enough to get the call from Hokkaido Backcountry Club and be invited up in the helicopter in what is their inaugural season operating heli-skiing in the Hokkaido Backcountry. HBC is a club that offers an unparalleled line of services for skiers and snowboarders wanting to experience Hokkaido’s true potential. Check out this video to get a sense of what was a truly fantastic day.
Hokkaido Backcountry Club’s helicopter provides thrilling access to an exclusive area while, with Inada-san behind the controls, you always feel like you’re in safe hands. The helicopter takes you to the top of Shiribestu-dake – very close to Rusutsu and only 40 minutes by car from Niseko – and the amazing terrain is steep and suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders. Heli-skiing with HBC is very highly recommended and something we will definitely be doing again!
Are you interested in heli-skiing the epic terrain of northern Japan? Let us know as plans are already in place to have the chopper in the air as early as possible next season!
Huge thanks to the Hokkaido Backcountry Club team and especially to Clayton for making his heli-skiing dream a reality.