Go on this one-of-a-kind, private backcountry skiing program tailored to your goals and needs, with Yu, JMGA certified guide. Open to all skiing levels!
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec
Join me for amazing backcountry skiing tour in Japan! This tour takes place in Hakuba valley in Nagano. Come along a program tailored to your specific goals and experience, so you can enjoy the mountain at your own pace.
As this is a private tour, the details of the program can be decided according to your experience, goals, and activities you want to pursue. There are 3 menus you can choose from: powder guiding within ski resort areas (off piste), free riding by utilising lifts of ski areas, and backcountry skiing or ski touring by hiking up the mountains of Hakuba.
The specific location will be selected on the day of the tour, based on the weather and snow conditions. Some of the possibilities are:
It is open to every skill level: from complete beginners (new to backcountry skiing), to expert skiers and snowboarders. You only need to be able to ski “on piste” to join this tour. If you are a total beginner, the program will include basic avalanche rescue techniques, which are mandatory.
Groups on this program are of a maximum of 5. If there are more skiers, I can invite another guide to join us. Maximum number of guests: 10. All participants must have their own mountaineering, backcountry or hiking insurance.
This program is only available on weekdays, Christmas to the third week of May.
I can also help you with your rental gear needs if you want. Please note that the insurance does not cover rental gear in case of loss or damage.
I hope to guide you in the near future, and help you make the best of your time in Japan!
Interested in this Backcountry ski guided program in Hakuba, Japan? Request your booking for this season! Check out other skiing programs in Japan during the spring like: Ski touring in Hackuba’s big mountains, 1-Day Backcountry ski tour on Mt Fuji, and the 3-day Big Mountains Ski Tour in Mt Tateyama.
- Guiding fee
Transportation expenses are to be covered by the guests according to the specific itinerary.
I am a backcountry ski guide with JMGA hiking level 2 and ski / snowboard guide level 2 certifications, based in Hakuba.
I was born in Aichi prefecture in Japan and started snowboarding in my early teens. Before I knew it, I was snowboarding everyday in the winter and in my final year of high school, I moved to Iwate prefecture in Tohoku (northern tip of Honshu, known for big snow falls) to freeride everyday. I became a professional snowboarder, and since 2002, I have been a ski / snowboard guide based in Hakuba.
I wanted to share the experience and fun I have had in the mountains with many other people in a safe manner with the right education and so I started my own backcountry guide company in 2012.
Myself and all the other guides at my guide company are on splitboards and so we welcome snowboarders and skiers alike. Given my snowboarding background, I know how difficult it could be for a snowboarder to follow a skier's line!!
I'm also trained and certified by Japan Avalanche Network and Wilderness First Aid, and am a member of Japan Emergency Rescue Team.
When I'm unavailable the guides at my guide company that I trust, with sufficient Avalanche training, Wilderness First Aid as well as much guiding experience at my guide company (some with JMGA certification as well) will be able to guide you.
Please contact me if you're in Hakuba and want to explore the backcountry of the beautiful North Japan Alps, away from the ski resorts!!
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My guide kenji was amazing! He picked me up from the hotel and provided whatever rental gear I needed. Kenji and I talked about snowboard movies, Japan, life, and he even gave me recommendations for Hakuba and Tokyo. I would highly recommend Yu, Bamboo tail guide company, and kenji.
Great tour in the beautiful mountains of Hakuba with waist deep powder! Sick riding!!
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