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1-day Ski Touring in the Backcountry around Hakuba

Come and spend a full day ski touring in the beautiful backcountry of Hakuba, Japan with IFMGA certified guide Cveto and admire the gorgeous Japan Alps looming above.

Mountain RangeJapan Alps
Duration1 day
Offer periodFeb, Mar
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Come and spend a full day ski touring around Hakuba, Japan.

  • Choose from a number of nearby peaks for some amazing descents.

  • Explore the gorgeous Hakbua resort area.


Definitely one of the most beautiful places for skiing in Japan, Hakuba is a treat for anybody who loves the outdoors during the winter season. And for a full day I would like to guide you on a ski touring expedition through the area’s gorgeous backcountry.

Surrounded by the northern Japan Alps, the Hakuba area is absolutely breathtaking. And there are a number of great descents on those peaks for you to enjoy. And because those peaks are so close, and most of which can be accessed by comfortable lifts, even with the trip lasting just a single day, you will get to choose from a number of them.

Some of the peaks in the area include Mount Ootomi (2,106m), Mount Shiratake (2,541m), Mount Korenge (2,766m) and more.

When it comes to which descents we will choose many factors will be considered. Those factors include weather conditions, snow conditions and your skill level.

Since we will be skiing on peaks in the Hakuba backcountry, it is important that participants on this trip have prior experience in similar environments. Also, you should be in good physical condition as well.

Enjoying the descents of the Hakuba backcountry is a great opportunity to not only experience great skiing, but also bask in spectacular views. So if you would like to join me on this full day trip, just send me a request. I look forward to guiding you.

Would you like to enjoy a ski touring adventure on the legendary Mount Fuji? Then come and join me on this unforgettable full day trip.


There are comfortable accommodation options in Hakuba that I would be happy to recommend to you.

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About the guide

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I’m an international IFMGA mountain guide; also the first non-Japanese mountain guide certified by the JMGA (Japan Mountain Guide Association); born in Slovenia.

My country is small but well known in the world as strong in sports and mountaineering. I use to compete as Olympic team member and on World Cup competitions as a Cross-country skier. After I left Slovenia and traveled all over the world, I ended up in Japan. I married beautiful native lady, and have lived here for 30 years. I love Japanese mountains and feel privileged to be able to enjoy these mountains trough the entire four seasons.

I’m based at the foot of Japan Alps; convenient place in winter for ski touring from Nagano to Hokkaido, winter mountaineering or ice climbing at Yatsugatake, and of course ascending the symbol of Japan Mt.Fuji.

In summer Japan is a great place for hiking, alpine climbing or popular shower-climbing and some fine sport/free climbing year around.

Since 2013, I’m working on NHK (Japanese national TV) programs, introducing Japan culture and outdoor activities, climbing skiing etc. Check it out at the link below the recent one about BC skiing.

It is my absolute pleasure also to take and guide you in my home country Slovenia. In addition to guide in the mountains, I also enjoy having the opportunity to teach mountain climbing skills to every level of climbers, here in Japan. This is because I wish everybody to be SAFE on the mountains.
Please contact me on E&S if you would love to have great experience, as well as a tailor-made plan for other mountains and sport climbing all over SE Asia, EU, South any season!

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Group of 1

JPY 2 each

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• The price is to be divided by the number of the participants. Lift costs are not included in the price

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