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Powder Backcountry Tour in Hakuba

Powder Backcountry Tour in Hakuba
Powder Backcountry Tour in Hakuba
Powder Backcountry Tour in Hakuba
Powder Backcountry Tour in Hakuba

Experience the ultimate skiing adventure in Hakuba Valley, renowned as the premier destination for skiers and snowboarders seeking extensive, challenging powder runs in Japan. Led by Yuki, an experienced local guide fluent in English, her expertise guarantees access to the finest powder lines in Hakuba's backcountry, making each day an exhilarating exploration


Japan Alps

+1 Days





* Enjoy a flexible itinerary (single day or multiple days)

* Small group (maximum 5 clients, minimum 3 clients)

* Led by a local English-speaking Japanese guide


Test your skiing skills in Hakuba Valley, the most attractive destination for skiers and snowboarders who want to find long, steep, deep powder runs in Japan.

Hakuba Valley receives an average of 11 meters of snow each year, making it one of the snowiest ski destinations in Japan. This means that you can be sure to find fresh powder, even on the busiest days.

Join our small group (maximum 5 , minimum 3 skiers) on an exciting advanced backcountry tour in Hakuba Valley, led by Yuki, an expert local English-speaking Japanese guide. Yuki knows the Hakuba backcountry like the back of their hand and will take you to the best powder lines, day after day.

You can join this tour for a single day or multiple days, depending on your schedule and interests. We offer a variety of tour packages to choose from, so you can find the perfect one to fit your needs.

Book your tour today and experience the thrill of skiing or snowboarding in the Hakuba backcountry with one of the best guides!

Price includes


Day 1 to 6: Backcountry touring in Hakuba

7:30-8:00 AM: Meet at a central location in Hakuba Valley, near the destinations for the day's tour.

8:00-9:00 AM: Take the chairlift to the start of the tour, or begin hiking or skiing if the destination is accessible on foot.

9:00 AM-2:00 PM: Enjoy a day of exploring the backcountry, touring and skiing on pristine powder.

2:00 PM: Head back to the village.


Equipment you will need to bring

* Ski equipment (skis, boots, poles) * Climbing skins * Poles * Helmet * Goggles * Sunglasses * Avalanche equipment (beacon, probe and shovel) * Backpack * Water bottle * Ski crampons * Snacks(energy bars,chocolate,etc,) * Insulated jacket * Hot drink * Balaclava * Beanie * Spare gloves * Personal medicine * Rescue insurance

About the guide

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Ski Guide

At the age of 21, I moved to Canada and wholeheartedly took up skiing. Inspired by North American ski culture and local skiers, I was also interested in skiing in the mountains. After I completed the Yamnuska Mountain Semester, I returned to Japan and joined the mountaineering club to learn more about mountaineering.

I became independent and began a professional guiding career in January 2020.

Aside from my guiding business, I still continue to go to the mountains with the goal of embodying Mr. Tsugita's words: "From the summit inaccessible to skiers, descending paths unfit for climbers."

My guiding philosophy is 【 More mountains in your life 】


Japanese | English



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