Central Hokkaido has yet to be "Resortified." Translation, no lift lines and untracked powder.
Photographer and Gentemstick Ambassador
Chandler has been planning and coordinating my trips to Central Hokkaido for the last 5 years. His love for deep snow, snowsurfing, and his network of friends makes every trip more memorable than the last.
Filmmaker Patagonia "The Northern Sky"
An integral part in scouting for our film The Northern Sky, highlighting Taro Tamai and Gentemstick, Chandler's professionalism and knowledge of Hokkaido made it effortless.
If you want quality over quantity, go with Stealth Backcountry Tours. Hands down the best local knowledge around. Far from a "standard ski package" these guys are #CreatorsNotEmulators.
Home to Hokkaido's highest mountains, local resorts receive on average 500+ inches of the lightest powder on earth.
We've been providing private Japan tours for the last 5 years.
- Chandler Kane, Owner
Stealth Backcountry Tours is based out of Furano (5 minutes from Furano lifts), and close to neighboring Asahidake, Tokachidake, Sahoro, and Kamui, giving our guests unlimited riding options.
Also, we're only 2 hours from the Saporro Airport.
Being centrally located, allows us to avoid the pitfalls of Niseko. We can look out the window, and adjust our riding schedule based on the surrounding mountains and the varying snow depths each day, assuring our guests the deepest and least crowded runs of their lives.