4-day ski touring trip in Shirouma and Renge-Onsen, Nagano

Come discover the amazing Shirouma backcountry ski terrain and relax in the Renge-Onsen hot springs with this 4-day program, in the company of IFMGA-certified guide Cveto.




Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Japan Alps

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Apr, May

Type of Trip

Not specified



    This 4-day ski touring trip in Shirouma and Renge-Onsen will take you to an amazing backcountry terrain in Japan. 

    Mount Shirouma (2932 m) is part of the Japanese Alps and is located in the central area of Honshu, the largest island of Japan. It lies in the border between the Nagano and Toyama Prefectures, inside the Chūbu-Sangaku National Park.

    The backcountry ski terrain in this area is incredible. The famous Japanese dry powder combines with steep slopes and incredible mountain huts.

    Plus, this program has the amazing extra feature of skiing right to the Renge-Onsen hot springs, a place to relax after a hard day out in the slopes!

    So, I’ll pick you up from Nagano Station and drive to the Shirouma ski area, where we’ll start our 4-day ski touring trip to the Hakuba mountain top hut, then to Yukikura and Renge-Onsen and finally to the Tsugaike ski resort.

    We’ll stay in comfortable mountain huts, where the Japanese hospitality and delicious home made cuisine will conquer your heart.

    Sounds like an amazing adventure? It is! Send me a request now and we’ll start planning your visit to this amazing spot in Honshu, Japan. You’ll spend an unforgettable time in the mountains!

    I’m already fully booked for the 2018 winter season. Book in advance for 2019!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    55000 JPY

    Group of 2
    55000 JPY

    Group of 3
    55000 JPY

    Group of 4
    55000 JPY


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Nagano Station


    Mountain Huts

    More info

    - Accommodation fee at Mountain Hut: approximately JPY 30,000/3 nights

    - Lift fee: approximately JPY 1,500


    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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