Get off the beaten track skiing in Asahidake on one of Hokkaido’s highest mountains and the Diasetu Mountain Range. Arguably Asahidake has some of the deepest snow in Japan and therefore has some incredible powder and is considered a backcountry ski paradise. Enjoy a private guiding experience off-piste, exploring Asahidake’s huge expanse of wild terrain, as well as one day of private heli-skiing. Asahidake is away from any crowds and therefore skiing feels as if you have a private mountain – or in this case, a private active volcano – in which skiers often see steam coming out of the snow. Test your limits with some snowshoe hiking to reach the mountain’s peak, or for those less experienced, the Asahidake Ropeway allows for easy access to the resort’s ‘prepared’ slopes. In the evenings, unwind in one of La Vista Daisetsuzan’s onsens, filled with heated mineral water from the Yukomakitsu River, and feast on authentic Japanese dishes and hot pots next to a crackling fire.