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2-day ski touring trip in Renge-Onsen, Nagano

Join Cveto, an IFMGA certified guide, on this 2-day ski touring trip in Renge-Onsen, Nagano. Enjoy a classic Japanese ski route and relax in a solitary hot spring.

Mountain RangeJapan Alps
Duration2 days
Offer periodMar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified


This 2-day ski touring trip in Renge-Onsen, Nagano, is a great way to enjoy great powder and relax in a fantastic natural hot spring!

Renge-Onsen is a great treasure in the Nagano area. It’s hidden in the deep mountain to the north of Hakuba, inside the Chubu-Sangaku National Park. In winter it gets covered by the famous Japanese dry powder, which makes it an incredible place for backcountry skiing.

This program will start in the Tsugaike Kogen ski resort, a popular winter holidays destination surrounded by amazing mountains and comfortable hotels. From here we’ll ski to Renge-Onsen, where you’ll be able to relax in the sacred hot spring.

One of the best features of this program is that this hot springs are crowded during summer, because they can be reached by car. But in winter roads are closed and only skiers can get there!

Another great highlight is that you’ll taste some delicious local cuisine and feel the cozy mountain hut atmosphere.

On the second day we’ll go to Tsugaike or Hakuba to enjoy some more backcountry skiing terrain.

Want to join me on this 2-day ski touring trip in Renge-Onsen? Then send me a request now and I’ll take you on an amazing adventure you will never forget.


Mountain Hut

More info

- Accommodation fee at Mountain Hut: approximately JPY 9,500. - Lift fee: approximately JPY 1,500.

Meeting point

Nagano Station.



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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Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 2 each

Group of 2

JPY 2 each

Group of 3

JPY 2 each

Group of 4

JPY 2 each

Group of 5

JPY 2 each

Group of 6

JPY 2 each

Group of 7

JPY 2 each

Group of 8

JPY 2 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

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

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