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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.

Mountain RangeJapan Alps
Duration4 days
Offer periodApr, May
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot 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!


Mountain Huts

More info

- Accommodation fee at Mountain Hut: approximately JPY 30,000/3 nights - 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 56702 each

Group of 2

JPY 56702 each

Group of 3

JPY 56702 each

Group of 4

JPY 56702 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

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