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Sapporo
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about us

We are a guide team of guiding off piste skiing and ski touring in Japan. All of us is a member of Japan Mountan Guides Association. Our aim is to offer the best quality service of experience of not only skiing but of true Japanese cultural experiences. We have experiences of guiding groups from such countries as Canada, USA, Russia, Sweden, UK, Norway, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Australia, NZ, Austria, Italy, Spain, Iceland, Denmark and so on.

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Our Tours

Hokkaido Powder Experience Niseko to Furano

Hokkaido Powder Experience Niseko to Furano

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Hokkaido Fareast Adventure Rishiri island to Shiretoko peninsula

Hokkaido Fareast Adventure Rishiri island to Shiretoko peninsula

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JJAPANESE haute route and FUJIYAMA Ski Descent

Japan Alps ski touring with Fujiyama ski descent

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Our Guides

( JMGA=Japan Mountain Guides Association )
Hiro Ishizaka Photo
Hiro Ishizaka
Hiro Ishizaka is one of a few UIAGM IFMGA certified mountain guide in Hokkaido and chief guide of Sapporo Mountain Time. He was born in Nagano and now based on Sapporo for 10 Years and traveled around the world guiding from Asia to Europe, North America, South America to Africa
JUN ISHIGURO Photo
JUN ISHIGURO
Jun Ishiguro is a JMGA mountain and ski guide and also a Telemark Association of Japan telemark ski instructor. He graduated from Hokkaido University and had skied all around Hokkaido. He is also a specialist of Avalanche safety management.
DAICHI (TERRY) TERUI Photo
DAICHI (TERRY) TERUI
Daichi Terui is a Hokkaido Mountain Guide Association mountain and ski guide. He was born in Iwate, Tohoku, the north end of main island Japan and spend his school life in Hokkaido skiing and climbing. Also a crosscountry skier and spend his youth time in Scandinavia and speaks Swedish.
NORI TAKAYAMA Photo
NORI TAKAYAMA
NORI is a JMGA alpine and ski guide and born in Hokkaido. He has the most knowledge of local areas developed by himself for NORI's secret spots.
YASU KIKUCHI Photo
YASU KIKUCHI
YASU is one of a few female JMGA alpine and ski guide. She was born in Hokkaido and an active member of JAN (Japan Avalanche Network)
KEN FUJIKAWA Photo
KEN FUJIKAWA
KEN is a JMGA mountain and ski guide. He is also known as long time champion in ski mountaineering races in Japan. He participated such races as PDG and Mezzalama Trophy.
KIYO ITO Photo
KIYO ITO
KIYO is from Hachimantai, one of the famous powder skiing area in Tohoku. He has the local knowledge of Tohoku area and popular among guests with his hospitality.
KOHEI TAMUKAI Photo
KOHEI TAMUKAI
KOHEI is a JMGA mountain and ski guide and I (HIRO) do not know any stronger snowboard guide in Japan. He is one of a very few guides in Japan who has the knowledge of the area in all over Tohoku as well as Hokkaido. He has also his own ski and snowboard handcraft factory, Avant-garde skies and snowboards.
TEIJI WATANABE Photo
TEIJI WATANABE
TEIJI is JMGA mountain and ski guide based in Iwakisan mountain. He is also a Shinto Priest and a ski racer used to compete in FIS races.
SHINJI TAMURA Photo
SHINJI TAMURA
SHINJI has a travel agency in Zermatt, Switzerland and working for Sapporo Mountain Time in winter in Hokkaido. He guides many of the high mountains in the world such as Vinson and Denali and also many of 8,000m peaks with his partner Himalayan experience.

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sapporo mountain time
  • Phone:+81-90-4818-4619
  • Email:ishizaka@mountaintime.jp