Join Tom, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this unforgettably scenic and exciting 8-day ski touring adventure in the Naeba, Kagura and Tenjindaira ski resorts of the Japan Alps. Enjoy some of the highest-quality powder anywhere on earth and experience authentic Japanese mountain culture too.
Nestled into the heart of the Japanese Alps, just under 200 kilometers northwest of Tokyo, the triumvirate ski touring destinations of Naeba, Kagura and Tenjindaira boast some of the finest powder skiing anywhere.
Over the course of our 8 days together, we’ll be sure to strike out into the heart of the backcountry around these traditional resort towns to enjoy some of the deepest and lightest powder found anywhere on earth.
Each day, we’ll head out to a different part of each of these three resorts, taking in stunning mountains views and exploring this pristine part of the Japan Alps.
We’ll start our tour of the Naeba, Kagura and Tenjindaira triumvirate in Naeba. Here we’ll spend our first few days enjoying the fresh powder and great views of this traditional resort town.
From here, we’ll head to Kagura for a few days, enjoying much of the same in terms of skiing and views, before returning to Naema and spending the last couple days skiing in Tenjindaira.
Please see below for a more detailed sample itinerary (weather conditions may change what we do and when we do it).
After a long day of skiing, each evening we will return to our traditional Japanese accommodations and try some of the local food and drink. There is no better way to get the full cultural experience while out skiing in Japan!
So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable 8-day ski touring odyssey in the incredible ski resorts of Naeba, Kagura and Tenjindaira, in the Japan Alps!
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- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Lift tickets
- Transport during the trip
Please note the price does not include accommodations in Tokyo nor transport from Naeba to Tokyo.
Arrive in Naeba and meet with guide at accommodation.
Spend the day skiing in Naeba.
Transfer to Kagura in the morning on Day 2 and ski the area until Day 4. Transfer back to Naeba in the evening.
Based from Naeba, head out to Tenjindaira to ski on both of these days.
Spend the day skiing in Naeba before transferring to Tokyo in the evening.
Fly out of Tokyo
Guiding has been my lifelong passion. I have lived in the Rocky Mountains for most of my life, guiding since 1995.
My main focus these days is on running winter ski touring trips at the best heli-accessed ski lodges in British Columbia. This winter I'll be at Selkirk Lodge, Burnie Glacier Chalet, Mount Carlyle Lodge, and Sunrise Lodge -- each lodge providing a very different experience for my guests. While I do like to return, year after year, to my favourite lodges (like Burnie Glacier) I also like to provide new and interesting options for my clients.
When ski season ends here in Western Canada and the rest of my colleagues are putting away their skis for the summer, I will be once again heading to Svalbard in the Arctic for another Ski and Sail trip in May. This is the only trip I still have openings for now -- maybe you would like to join me there?
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The Bow-Yoho Traverse April 1 to April 7, 2019. Tom, the guides (Mel and Ken) and an assistant (John) led this trip with care, kindness, humour and expertise. When conditions required it, we were able to form 2 or 3 groups according to abilities and motivation. That was fabulous. Staying the first night in Field with supper and breakfast provided is a great way to begin the trip. The shuttle at the start and at the end was well-planned. When I signed up for the trip I had concerns about the quality of the food. Tom reassured me. He was right. Michelle Heerchop's 'Touch of Love" provided the food. It was varied, tasty and nutritious. I am very very pleased that I was able to be part of this trip. I highly recommend Tom's Sawback Alpine Adventures.
Went to Burnie Chalet near Smithers BC with Sawback Alpine Adventures in April 2019. Had an amazing ski week in a breathtakingly beautiful landscape. The logistics, the accommodations, the food, the people and the skiing were all outstanding. One of my best touring trips ever. I highly recommend Sawback and Tom Wolfe.
Amazing week of powder skiing at Selkirk Lodge. Tom is a fantastic ski guide and treated us to memorable days of excellent skiing and exploring the surrounding terrain.
I met Tom Wolfe for the first time when I joined him on a trip to Sorcerer Lodge in April 2018. It was one of the most interesting and enjoyable trips that I have been on. Tom kept us up to date with organizational planning and schedules, and everything was well organized for the departure date. The transfers were smooth and coordinated. Tom and the team were great at including everyone in the discussions and planning, and were always happy to answer questions and provide teaching. The late-season trip was blessed with great snow but the rapidly warming temperatures and fluctuating snow conditions presented quite a few challenges. I felt very confident with Tom's route choices and his attention to safety. The group was made up of skiers and boarders with varying skill levels from intermediate to advanced, and Tom was very good at supporting all of us individually as well as helping us to function as a group. I am very much looking forward to my next trip with Tom.
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