If you want to ski down the crater, you first have to get to the summit at 1,898 metres (6,227 ft) above sea level. Naturally, there are no ski lifts here. So get your ski skins ready and conquer the mountain.
The climb can be exhausting. Some bits are impossible even with ski skins, so you have to continue by foot.
Even beneath the summit, Mount Yōtei volcano treats the participants of the ski tour to an amazing view.
Yōtei-zan surmounts its surroundings by almost 5,000 feet, which makes for an impressive 360-degree view.
If you're not just there for the pictures, you can walk around the main crater in a 2 km (1.2 miles) hike.
Even though this picture makes it looks like smoke is ascending from Mount Yōtei's crater, you don't need to worry about eruptions. The last volacnic outburst here was dated to 1050 BC.