Come along with JMGA-certified guide Tadashi on a backcountry powder skiing adventure in Honshu, Japan and experience some of the best powder in the world.
Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skiing in Japan is pretty popular right now – and for good reason. Thanks to helpful weather systems, slopes across the country get awesome snowfall. And, that means it has some of the best powder skiing conditions in the world.
Plus, when you go on a skiing trip to Japan, you also get to enjoy delicious food, warm hospitality and interesting culture.
What to expect
This trip takes place in Honshu, Japan’s main island, where you’ll find Tokyo and other major cities and attractions. There are a lot of ski destinations across Honshu, from both smaller ski resorts to larger ones. This gives us lots of choice in our search for the best powder.
I’ll tailor the trip based on your group’s experience level so your trip is just right. Whether you are backcountry skiing pros or first-timers on the slopes, I’ll be able to organise a trip you’ll love.
Places we normally go to include Myoko and Joetsu, where we’ll find slopes to suit all levels. Joetsu benefits from some of the heaviest snowfall and it has a lot of accessible glade skiing.
If you want to keep your trip to one day, that’s not a problem. We have over 20 ski areas to choose from for day trips, including Myoko, Hakuba, Otari, Hiuchi, Umidani, Madarao and Nozawa Onsen.
If you want more time on the mountain, I can also arrange for full or partial board across multiple days. I’ll also help you organise lift access, more intensive backcountry ski tours and more.
Request to book now, and I’ll look forward to showing you great powder here in Japan.
If you’re a backcountry skiing enthusiast you’ll also want to check out this 10- day backcountry and powder skiing trip in Nagano and Niigata.
I will pick you up.
I am a JMGA mountain guide based in the seaside town of Miura in Kanagawa prefecture, offering a mix of outdoors guiding activities in both the mountains and the sea. What I value the most in guiding is to of course guide my clients safely but also for my clients to spend a quality time in the rich nature. Exposing yourself in the rich nature by taking part in outdoor activities, and by removing everything in between you and the nature, I believe that you’ll be able to experience the extraordinary. It could be the overwhelming feel from witnessing the change in landscapes through seasons, or that you learnt to speak to your own body and heart, or that you deepened the understanding of the local area, and of course it could be that precious moment where you can experience this together with other people!
I am also certified in Japan Avalanche Network (JAN) at Level 2.
In the summer, I guide in the mountains, mainly in the North Japan Alps, and sea kayak, and in the winter I take clients backcountry skiing.
Whatever the discipline, my focus is always for my clients to be able to “feel” and to be one with the nature. The integral part of the fun is to interact with the locals, to meet the local culture, and to breathe in the air there as a total package!
So, in the summer I like to take clients deep into the mountains accessed by using both the sea kayak and your climbing / hiking skills, as well as staying in tents at night. I think it is a pity if you only spend time in the mountains or only in the sea!
And in the winter, I’d like to show my clients that backcountry skiing is not all about chasing powder but it is about getting joy from the mountains in totality.
I am looking forward to meeting you and sharing a quality time in the land of varying seasonal beauties!
Nov 19, 2021
I had a very good experience booking the hike through Explore-Share. Communication with the team was prompt and clear and the booking process was seamless. The trip itself was also just perfect. Uroš was a fantastic guide, highly skilled and talented. The hike felt safe at all times, even on more exposed routes, thanks to him. He was always up to date on the weather forecast and planned the days around it, checked the conditions on the route ahead of me, if needed, discussed and adapted the routes to my level and always made sure I was safe and comfortable. I highly recommend him, as well as Explore-Share.
Oct 25, 2021
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Oct 17, 2021
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Oct 13, 2021
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Sep 14, 2021
Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned a lot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!
Sep 14, 2021
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Sep 10, 2021
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Aug 25, 2021
It's the 2nd time we have been booking with Explore-Share. The booking was super easy and both Explore-Share and the guide were fast in their responses. We did rafting as a family with 3 kids for the first time in Slovenia. The guide (José) was super nice. He was doing everything he could to make everyone at ease with rafting (he gave clear explanations), have a great team spirit (we were joined by 2 other girls) and have a good time. We had lots of fun and the nature there is so beautiful. Thank you Explore-share and Soca splash for the great afternoon! I would recommend this activity to anyone without a doubt. My kids immediately told me they want to do rafting again soon !"
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Aug 2, 2021
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Jul 5, 2021
I am very pleased to have booked with this group. All of my mails have been answered in no-time, I felt really safe on the rock and the atmosfere of the whole group helped a lot not to mind about stressing. Will be back for more!
Group of 1
|JPY 41238 Each|
Group of 2
|JPY 25774 Each|
Group of 3
|JPY 23712 Each|
Want a different number of travellers?
- Guiding fee
- Transportation start and back
Although the price includes pick up from your hotel, it does not include the cost of the lift ticket, accident insurance or guide expenses.
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