People per Guide
Type of Trip
Who wants to ski down Mt Fuji, the most famous mountain in Japan?
Mt Fuji was designated a World Heritage Site in 2013. Backcountry skiing at Mt Fuji is the very activity that many skiers crave to do at least once in their lifetime.
If the conditions allow, it will be possible to enjoy super long run with granular snow of 1,300m altitude difference. At the summit, you can also ski down at its crater cone.
Please come join me to have a once in a lifetime experience of backcountry skiing in this beautiful sacred mountain of Japan.
We will hike-up around 7-8 hours in a day, so the participants need to have enough good fitness to walk in long hours.
And, I recommend you to stay overnight in the car on the day before the tour at the fifth station for preventing altitude sickness.
The required technical level is advanced, skiing on advanced slopes. The altitude difference is 1,300m. You need to be in good physical condition for hiking-up 7-8 hours in a day. Besides, you need good backcountry / ski touring experience with hike ups in skins / snowshoes and crampons.
There might be a photographer joining the group. Even if a photographer doesn’t join the tour, I will be taking photos of the trip.
Do you find this unique trip tempting? Then please contact me for more information and let’s live an unforgettable day! I also offer longer tours, as this 3-day ski tour in Mt Tateyama. If you would like to have another peak-hunting ski tour, I will offer 3-day backcountry ski in Mt Yarigatake. Please check it out!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Personal Insurance
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
For groups of over 5 people, I will bring a guide friend so we have 2 guides in a group.
Equipment: ski gear (skis, splitboard, snowboard), skins, snowshoes, boots, crampons (with more than 10 points), sunglasses, goggles, gloves, ski clothing, avalanche safety gear (beacon, probe, shovel)
You can rent:
- Beacon, Backpack, Snowshoes JPY1,000/each
- Probe, Shovel, Poles JPY500/each
- Full set of the above: JPY3,500
*Poles are not for the skiers.
*I also have Airback, Powder Board, Splitboard (w/seals), Fat Ski (w/seals) for rent. Please contact when you register. I do not have boots for rent.
You can purchase those tour photos at the end, which costs JPY5,000 per person for all data and JPY700 if you only want one piece of photo data.
About the Guide
I am a backcountry ski guide with JMGA hiking level 2 and ski / snowboard guide level 2 certifications, based in Hakuba.
I was born in Aichi prefecture in Japan and started snowboarding in my early teens. Before I knew it, I was snowboarding everyday in the winter and in my final year of high school, I moved to Iwate prefecture in Tohoku (northern tip of Honshu, known for big snow falls) to freeride everyday. I became a professional snowboarder, and since 2002, I have been a ski / snowboard guide based in Hakuba.
I wanted to share the experience and fun I have had in the mountains with many other people in a safe manner with the right education and so I started my own backcountry guide company in 2012.
Myself and all the other guides at my guide company are on splitboards and so we welcome snowboarders and skiers alike. Given my snowboarding background, I know how difficult it could be for a snowboarder to follow a skier's line!!
I'm also trained and certified by Japan Avalanche Network and Wilderness First Aid, and am a member of Japan Emergency Rescue Team.
When I'm unavailable the guides at my guide company that I trust, with sufficient Avalanche training, Wilderness First Aid as well as much guiding experience at my guide company (some with JMGA certification as well) will be able to guide you.
Please contact me if you're in Hakuba and want to explore the backcountry of the beautiful North Japan Alps, away from the ski resorts!!
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