Alpine Touring & Telemark Specialists

View our 2018-2019 rental rates and guiding services..

We believe we have the broadest range of backcountry rental gear in Japan with Alpine Touring and Telemark options unavailable elsewhere. Our Alpine Touring options includes Standard, Premium and new Tech levels. For telemark skiers we have BD01 and NTN binding options. We also have a large range of boots for both AT and Telemark (not NTN), with sizes to 30.5 Mondo.

Nordic Rental & Retail. We also have a range of cross country or Nordic track skis available (classic and skate) in Furano, as well as a range of backcountry retail items.

Rental Accessories. We have an extensive range of accessories that include: 

• skins • avalanche beacons • avalung and other backpacks (to suit both skis and snowboards) • 2 and 3 piece adjustable poles • probes • shovels • ski crampons • snow shoes with heel risers.

John Morrell deep in the Tokachi Mountains

John Morrell deep in the Tokachi Mountains

Welcome to Alpine Backcountry Rental

"I have been lucky enough to have had a career backcountry guiding and skiing in central Hokkaido. I started exploring these mountains in 1981 and pioneered backcountry ski tours in Hokkaido, including the stunning Tokachi Mountains, in 1984.

Back then, we skied on what would now be considered very skinny skis. Some years ago I found myself lending what skis I had to tour customers to help them enioy to the maximum their powder skiing experience. I soon discovered my quiver of skis just wasn't enough for the burgeoning demand for specialist gear. So I arranged to supply Black Diamond skis and bindings for Alpine Touring and telemark skiers about 5 years ago and since then this has grown into our specialty backcountry ski shop, Alpine Backcountry Rental. I believe our range is the best in Japan and I look forward to helping you to some great Hokkaido powder skiing."  
John Morrell. Furano 2017.

Backcountry Ski Japan

We also offer a comprehensive winter guiding service in Hokkaido including day and multi day tours. Join us to explore the best powder skiing in central Hokkaido. Click here to visit our Backcountry ski Hokkaido and Japan site.