"The Big One" is a secret remote volcano off the coast of Japan. At only 39 miles in diameter yet 5,646ft high, this volcano is the epitome of mountains to sea with steep alpine lines and gentle glades. Getting the opportunity to visit the island is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be the most exotic place you ever ski. Join a JMGA certified guide and tour some of the most dramatic backdrops and best snow of your life.





- 14 Day Island Roadtrip - 

2022/23 Pricing Coming Soon



  • 14 day van/RV/car rental

  • 3-days guided skiing on the island

  • 4-nights island accommodation w/ breakfast & dinner

  • Printed itinerary booklet

  • Digital beta package

    • GPS backcountry maps​

    • Annotated resort maps

    • Onsen map

    • Parking map

    • Ski resort map

  • Unlimited LTE Mobile Wi-Fi

  • Carbon offset credits

  • Travel booking

  • In-country customer assistance


  • Airfare costs

  • Gasoline costs 

  • Ferry tickets

  • Food and drink costs ($15-50/day)

  • Lift tickets ($20-70/day)

  • Ski/snowboard/avalanche Gear


  • Bed & Breakfast accomodation

  • Flights to the island(instead of ferry)

  • Private film/photo session

  • Video edit package

  • One-way vehicle shuttle

  • Cat-skiing (Hokkaido)


If you are looking for the ultimate Japan experience that is unlike any of your friends' trips, look no further than a visit to "The Big One." Start by flying into Sapporo or Asahikawa on the island of Hokkaido and spend some time exploring the classics. Then we set you up with 3-days guided skiing with a professional guide certified by the Japanese Mountain Guide Association (JMGA).

By taking a ferry or a flight from Sapporo, "The Big One" remains accessible despite it's remote location and sparse population. Once on the island, you can either sleep in your vehicle or rent a room at the guide's family pension which offers breakfast and dinner each day. There are restaurants and convenience stores if you choose to camp in your vehicle.


We recommend 14-days for this tour, however it can be done in 10-days, or even as little as 7-days. Scheduling 3-days of guiding is recommended to ensure the best opportunity for good weather and snow so you can get up high on the mountain.


Day 1 

Arrive in Sapporo (CTS) or Asahikawa (AKJ) and collect van/RV/car

Day 2-7 

Explore the mountains Hokkaido

Day 8 

Take the ferry or fly to the island.

Day 9-11

Three days of guided touring. Depart on the evening ferry after the last day.

Day 12-13

Enjoy two final days of skiing.

Day 14 

Return rental and depart from Sapporo or Asahikawa