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.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Japan Alps

People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Feb, Mar

Type of Trip



  • 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.

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Price per person

Group of 1
50000 JPY


Price includes

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

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point



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


About the Guide


I am an IFMGA mountain guide, also certified by the JMGA, born in Slovenia. Slovenia is known as one of the major sporting countries in the world - I used to compete at the Olympics representing Slovenia in Cross-country Skiing. After I left Slovenia, I travelled all over the world and ended up in Japan, where I have now lived for more than 20 years, mainly because I love the beautiful Japanese mountains too much, and I feel privileged to be able to enjoy these mountains through the entire four seasons.

I am based at the foot of the Japan Alps, in Nagano Prefecture. In the winter, we go climbing or skiing around Mt. Fuji or Yatsugatake and in the summer, we can enjoy shower-climbing or canoeing. It is my absolute pleasure to also take you and guide you in my home country in Slovenia.

In addition to guiding the mountains, I also enjoy having the opportunity to teach mountain climbing skills to every level of climbers. This is because I want everyone to enjoy Japanese mountains safely.

I am the first non-Japanese mountain guide registered with the Japan Mountain Guide Association. Please contact me if you would love to have great experiences in the mountains in all seasons with me!



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What People are Saying about Cveto Podlogar


We had a great time with Cveto. He is the perfect guide, very knowledgeable and entertaining. We learnt so many thinks about Japan during our hike and we felt really comfortable and totally safe with him. Just book him and enjoy !!
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Anne-Lyse Pittroff
Our climbing trip was amazing - despite being during the wettest & hottest season in Japan! Due to the weather, our original destination was not possible. Yet Cveto was able to quickly coordinate an alternative plan that would get us on the rocks. Both Cveto & Chiharu were highly communicative & responsive with us (as we planned our trip from Australia). Cveto himself was easy to get along with as well as being extremely knowledgeable. He helped us grow, both in terms of learning climbing skills and pushing mental barriers with lead climbing and rappelling. Overall a really enjoyable course with plenty of practical application of the new skills packed into the two-day course. We highly recommend Cveto for anyone looking to actually apply these skills on rock rather than practicing endlessly on the ground. We are hoping to travel next year to climb & learn with Cveto again.
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Emi Flynn
Our family of four had the best time with Cveto. Our goal was to get our kids (ages 9 and 11) to the top of Fuji-san before the public open season and I don\'t think we could have done it without Cveto. Of everything we did during our 11 days in Japan, climbing Fuji-san was our favorite highlight. Cveto was communicative about preparations, gear, and weather before the trip and was the consummate professional during the climb. He even short-roped our 9-yr old during a period of altitude sickness.
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