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3-day Big Mountain Ski Tour in Mt Tateyama

Join Yu, JMGA certified mountain guide, in this 3-day Big Mountain Ski Tour in Mt Tateyama of the Hida Mountains. The best untracked powder is waiting!

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Japan Alps, Hida Mountains

3 Days

Apr, May


Mt Tateyama is popular for vast slopes and fine powder snow to backcountry skier.

Come enjoy untracked granular snow with me in the beautiful Tateyama!

Some people say Tateyama is the best location for backcountry ski in Japan. During the third day, we might ski down to Kurobe Dam, which is the most famous hydro-power site in Japan.

This tour is for experienced backcountry skiers. If you do not have backcountry experience, please refer to my 1 day regular tour.

You need to be in good physical shape to do long hikes-up. And previous backcountry / ski touring experience is required, with hike ups in skins / snowshoes.

I would be really happy to meet you for great fun of backcountry ski in the area! Please contact me for more information.

Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 30000 Each

Group of 2

JPY 20000 Each

Group of 3

JPY 20000 Each

Group of 4

JPY 20000 Each

Group of 5

JPY 20000 Each

Group of 6

JPY 20000 Each

Group of 7

JPY 20000 Each

Group of 8

JPY 20000 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance


Day 1 to 3: BC in Tateyama

The itinerary will be discuss with guide after tour registration.




Accommodation fee is about JPY9,000 per person / night.

More info

For groups of over 5 people, I will bring a guide friend so we have 2 guides in a group.

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.

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.

Meeting point

Will be announced after application to the tour.

About the guide

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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Hakuba, Japan

What people are saying about Yu Takeo

Jonathan Mandio


February, 2020

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.

Dominik Aerni


February, 2018

Great tour in the beautiful mountains of Hakuba with waist deep powder! Sick riding!!


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