The Hokkaido Backcountry Club (HBC) is a club dedicated to increasing awareness, education, cooperation and information exchange between recreational skiers, snowboarders, snowmobile enthusiasts, guiding companies, heli and cat ski operators, and the Hokkaido government. HBC offers a meeting place, both online and offline, to discuss access and safety issues as they relate to mountain snow sports in Japan.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation of confirmed bookings will be subject to a 50% charge. Cancellations within 60 days of the tour will be subject to a 100% charge. If a tour is cancelled due to weather snow stability mechanical issues or unforeseen emergency there will be the option to reschedule for a different day or change to a guided lift-assisted day trip to Rusutsu (the difference in price will be refunded). If neither of these options are chosen 85% of the cost will be refunded. Mt. Shiribetsu is some of the steepest most challenging terrain the Niseko area has to offer. Guests must be confident skiing/riding on steep avalanche terrain and through tight trees (please see this video as reference). Refunds will not be issued for unskiied runs due to exhaustion or inability to ride the terrain.