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8 days skiing in Naeba, Kagura and Tenjindaira ski resorts, Japan


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.


Japan Alps

1/2 Day

Jan, Feb


* Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Japan Alps.

* Ski on some of the deepest and highest-quality powder anywhere on earth.

* Explore the Naeba, Kagura and Tenjindaira ski resorts over the course of 8 days.


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!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you may also enjoy my 7-day sailing and ski touring expedition to Svalbard, in the Arctic Ocean!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Lift tickets

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Please note the price does not include accommodations in Tokyo nor transport from Naeba to Tokyo.


Day 0: Arrival

Arrive in Naeba and meet with guide at accommodation.

Day 1: Naeba

Spend the day skiing in Naeba.

Day 2 to 4: Kagura

Transfer to Kagura in the morning on Day 2 and ski the area until Day 4. Transfer back to Naeba in the evening.

Day 5 to 6: Tenjindaira

Based from Naeba, head out to Tenjindaira to ski on both of these days.

Day 7: Naeba

Spend the day skiing in Naeba before transferring to Tokyo in the evening.

Day 8: Departure

Fly out of Tokyo


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

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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What people are saying about -Tom


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.

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