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1-day Backcountry Ski Tour in Hakuba, Japan

Join Yusuke, a JMGA-certified alpine and ski guide on this backcountry ski adventure in Japan! On this 1-day trip in Hakuba, you will have an active and relaxing day all at once.

Mountain RangeJapan Alps
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Small, private group of 6 people maximum

  • Learn about Japanese culture and techniques to stay zen while skiing

  • Backcountry ski in the beatiful powder of the Japanese Alps!


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 trip is particularly special because you will not only receive a guided tour of Hakuba, but also because one of our instructors will be using techniques derived from the art of zen practice. Our instructor will guide you on the mountain, providing you with safety instructions and general tips, you will feel the transcendence of calm. More still, should you be adventurous and want to hike a little, you will find yourself at the bowls of Happo, which ebb along the beautiful north-facing slopes of Mt. Karamatsu.

This adventure is organized as a private trip, and has an individualized guide ratio of 6:1. 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!


About the guide

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I was born in Tokyo and grew up skiing in Hakuba, Japan. Throughout the years, I have visited Alaska, Peru, Patagonia, New Zealand, Nepal and Canada for winter climbing and backcountry snowboarding.

In 2012, I became the first Japanese person to pass the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides's ski guiding course on a Snowboard. I have been guiding in Japan (Hakuba Nagano and Mt. Fuji), New Zealand and Canada for over 15 years.

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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

JPY 50000 each

Group of 2

JPY 25000 each

Group of 3

JPY 23000 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

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