Alps to Coast 8-Day Ski Touring Program in Nagano and Niigata

Let mountain guide Jerry take you ski touring the immaculate snow of Nagano and Niigata for a multi-day backcountry skiing trip in the Northern Alps of Japan!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Hakuba Alps, Hida Mountains, Japan Alps

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Private and Group

Highlights

 
     

    Come and shred on some of Japan´s deepest powder in an unforgettable eight-day ski touring program spread over Nagano and Niigata! Take your skiing to the next level on the backcountry runs that make it a must-see destination for any snow traveler.

    The Nagano Prefecture is located on the island of Honshu, and is well-known for its mountain ranges and natural terrain. Among the vast number of national parks and national parks, nine of Japan´s 12 tallest mountains are here, and it´s low population density makes it a perfect snowy getaway in the winter.

    Its next-door neighbor, the Niigata Prefecture, is a popular tourist destination as well. It, too, has numerous national and natural parks to draw attention to itself, but the main attraction is tourism based around skiing.

    Thanks to the 1998 Winter Games, Nagano has become a household name when it comes to snow sports and activities. The region has been developed around such attractions, and visitors flock to the mountains and resorts for R and R… and to ski and board on the world-renowned snow.

    Your adventure is tucked away in the slopes of these two prefectures, starting in Hakuba and culminating in Myoko. Combining the luxury of Japanese hospitality with unbelievable snow runs, your time here will leave you with memories to last a lifetime – and then some.

    Hakuba has notably deep powder, and ski touring the steep inclines is a rare experience you won´t likely have in many other places. You will have run after run of perfect snow, an equally true asset in Myoko to go hand-in-hand with its phenomenal tree skiing. Both backcountry locations have pure, untouched powder, so you are guaranteed eight days of dreamy ski touring.

    I have hand-picked both accommodations, and they are sure to please. Their proximity to the runs and the local activity make it a perfect segue into relaxing and enriching evenings.

    I know these areas extensively, so I can place you in the best place to tour every day we are out in the snow. I know the safest, most exciting, and unforgettable runs to make this trip one of the greatest experiences of your life.

    Book this trip NOW and see why the backcountry of the Northern Alps in Japan is a ski tourist´s paradise!

    I can also take you exclusively to Hakuba, or similarly take you only to Myoko. Let me know what you can do, and we´ll get you out in the snow!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    325000 JPY

    Group of 2
    325000 JPY

    Group of 3
    325000 JPY

    Group of 4
    325000 JPY

    Group of 5
    325000 JPY

    Group of 6
    325000 JPY

    Group of 7
    325000 JPY

    Group of 8
    325000 JPY

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Lifts tickets
    • Transport during the trip
    • Personal Insurance
    • Avalanche equipment (beacon, probe, shovel)
    • Meals: Breakfast
     The price includes the guiding fee, a tail guide, 8-day lift pass, accommodation, mountain transfers, transportation from Hakuba to Myoko, daily breakfasts, backcountry equipment, backcountry insurance, and your transfer upon arrival. We can also include catskiing for an additional 40,000 JPY per person. The price does NOT include travel insurance, flights, your transfer at the time of departure, personal gear and equipment, and personal food and drink(s). Dinner and meals outside of your accommodation are also not included.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Welcome to Hakuba

      You will transfer to Hakuba and get introduced to the local area. We will make sure you are prepared for the program and get you settled in at your accommodations.

    • Day 2 to 5Nagano Skiing

      We will find the best possible snow across the Hakuba Valley for you to ski. We will have access to the ski resorts as well as certain non-disclosed backcountry areas. The first day of ski touring will also include avalanche safety training.

    • Day 6Transfer to Myoko

      Depending on the snow conditions, you will either spend the day skiing in Hakuba or transferring early in the morning to Myoko and skiing there later in the day.

    • Day 7 to 9Niigata Skiing

      These days will incorporate access to backcountry areas as well as resort zones where we will again select the best possible runs for you to ski tour.

    • Day 10Departure Day

      After your last night in the hotel, you will finish your trip and complete the program. You can choose a day of free skiing to end the trip as well.

     
     

    Next departures

    For private groups contact the guide
     
    Next datesInfo
    18/01/2020 to 26/01/2020
    325,000 JPY
    28/01/2020 to 06/02/2020
    325,000 JPY
    08/02/2020 to 17/02/2020
    325,000 JPY
     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    We will meet in Hakuba. Contact me upon booking to coordinate our meeting location.

    Accommodation

    We will stay at the Meteor Pension in Hakuba and at the Mon Repos in Myoko.

    More info

    You can choose the upgrade version of the trip for ¥415,000 per person.

    Contact me for information regarding custom dates for this program.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I am a mountain guide from New Zealand and have been chasing winters between New Zealand and Japan for 15 years.

    I have an intimate knowledge of the local mountains and there is a huge variety of terrain and routes to choose from each day.

    I have also developed a close connection to the Japanese ski community, the local culture and the people that make Japan such a special place to visit. I hold the cultural aspect of our ski trips as a very important factor in tying together any trip.

     
     

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