Join Yu, JMGA certified mountain guide, in this 2-day Backcountry Ski tour in Range Onsen in Hakuba, to enjoy fine powder snow and relaxing in the hot spa.
Mar, Apr, May
Renge Onsen, in Hakuba, is a hidden scenic spot only accessible by backcountry skiing. We will be staying at the cozy mountain hut, and it will be a great moment to spend time at the open-air spa after skiing. Around this season, we can expect granulate snow because we will go on the north side of the slopes.
Please join me to have a wonderful spring backcountry experience!
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.
For this trip, you don't need an advanced technical level. But good fitness is necessary to do long hikes-up in a day. And you need good backcountry / ski touring experience with hike ups in skins / snowshoes.
Do you find this trip in Hakuba tempting? Then don't hesitate to contact me so we can start planning! If you only have one day for ski touring, check out this impressive backcountry ski tour in Mt Fuji.
- Guiding fee
- Personal insurance
The itinerary will be discuss with the guide after tour registration.
Renge Onsen Mountain Hut, not included in the price (about JPY9,000 per person / night).
It is acceptable up to 10 people, but in that case, I will ask one more guide to support our tour.
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. *We 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 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.
It will be announced after tour registration.
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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My guide kenji was amazing! He picked me up from the hotel and provided whatever rental gear I needed. Kenji and I talked about snowboard movies, Japan, life, and he even gave me recommendations for Hakuba and Tokyo. I would highly recommend Yu, Bamboo tail guide company, and kenji.
Great tour in the beautiful mountains of Hakuba with waist deep powder! Sick riding!!
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