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1-day Backcountry ski tour in Hakuba (Nagano), Japan
1-day Backcountry ski tour in Hakuba (Nagano), Japan
1-day Backcountry ski tour in Hakuba (Nagano), Japan
1-day Backcountry ski tour in Hakuba (Nagano), Japan

1-day Backcountry ski tour in Hakuba (Nagano), Japan

Join Ryuta, a JMGA certified alpine and ski guide, on a skiing adventure in the Japanese backcountry!


Japan Alps


1 Day


Jan, Feb






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  • Enjoy Backcountry skiing in the beautiful powder snow of the Japanese Alps!
  • You will be guided by Ryuta, who has a lot of experience guiding famous riders from overseas, and his assistant guide Kenji who is fluent in English.


Have you always wanted to backcountry ski in the Japanese Alps? Then join me on this 1-day backcountry ski tour in beautiful Hakuba!

Located about an hour outside of the Nagano Prefecture, Hakuba is an ideal destination for backcountry skiing in Japan. Nestled between powdered mountains and steep inclines, Hakuba sits inside of the idyllic Chubu Sangaku National Park, and offers over 12 meters of powder in some parts.

This adventure is organized as a private trip and Hakuba offers a variety of route options, which we will select based on your skill level.

Request to book this trip if you have always wanted to ski in the beautiful Japanese Alps!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking

About the guide: Ryuta

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Mountain Guide

I live in Gifu prefecture in Japan, which is famous for Shrakawago UNESCO World Heritage Site and also becoming famous as the backcountry skiing / snowboarding arena known for its DEEP snow and STEEP terrains.

I am a JMGA certified mountain guide, also certified in Wilderness First Aid. Following my competition years in snowboarding, I became a guide because I liked backcountry snowboarding and wanted to propose safe and fun trips to clients, where I can share my experiences and joys that I felt in the mountains. I spend the winter exploring new backcountry terrains and spend rest of the year climbing mountains. I have accomplished a snowboard descent from the summit of Denali in 2013.
My motto is to guide “safely and fun”, and therefore I aspire to guide small groups. I value the time I spend with each of my guests and this way I can spend more time communicating with clients and for clients to get to know each other better.

I believe that mountain climbing experience should not just be about standing on the summit but also enjoying the nature on the mountain as a whole, learning about the history, and getting a taste of the culture. Shirakawago, in Gifu, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you can also enjoy onsen and local cuisine.

Whether it be walking in the mountains, touching the snow, rock, grass or water, or hiking, canyoning, rock climbing, or backcountry skiing, I believe that experiences in the outdoors will enrich your life. Japan is a country of 4 distinct seasons, blessed with rich and beautiful nature. Let’s have fun together in this nature, using all your 5 senses, moving your bodies and feel the rhythm of the nature and of the Earth. I would love to share my outdoor experiences with you and I endeavour to guide in a way to connect people to people, and people to nature in the natural rhythm of the nature.


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What people are saying about Ryuta


I think Ryuta is a great guide. The tour was quite nice. I loved the lines we did. It would've been 5 stars if his English was better but his assistant guide was of great help especially in communication. Otherwise, I felt quite safe with him and his abilities


Without a doubt, Ryuta-san exceeded all of my expectations. His level of professionalism, planning, client care and willingness to go the extra mile are on par with the best in the business. He is also the first dedicated splitboard guide I've toured with, so this was an added plus!


Everything was just great, him and his partner were fully dedicated to our group and tried their best to make the most out of our day. The lines were great and they were super safety-conscious. I wish his English was a bit better, so that we'd get to interact more and learn more about the mountain, some local stories etc... Cheers!



Great mountain, awesome guide, good times. Only for dedicated backcountry enthusiasts though.

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