• Trip duration
    3 days
  • Trip level
    Hard
  • Max people per guide
    6 people
  • Mountain range
    Japan Alps
  • Best period
    Apr, May, Jun, Nov

Description

Tateyama is a heavy snowfall area in the North of the Japan Alps, with peaks over 3000 meters. This place can only be reasonably accessed for backcountry skiing for a limited time each year, when ‘Kurobe Alpen Route’ (series of cable cars, electric buses etc.) is open. This is end of November, and from end of April until September.

It lays on the south east of the city of Toyama and it has two main areas: Raicho Valley and Gokurakuzaka.

Actually, this region is named after Tateyama mountain (Mount Tata). At 3015 m, this is one of the three holy mountains in the country.

During this 3-day trip, we’ll enjoy some exciting backcountry and ski touring in a unique and beautiful area of Japan!

This is a perfect destination for backcountry skiing from early season to late season. It also offers some great options for advanced skiers, so if you are one of them, don’t miss your chance!

Please, contact me if you want to join me for this trip. I’m sure we’ll have a great time, not only skiing but also enjoying some delicious Japanese food and its traditional onsen. 

Itinerary

Day 1 to 3

Murodou Terminal / Raicho Inn

The first day we’ll meet at Murodou Terminal at 10:00 am.

Then, I will take you to Raicho Inn. After lunch, we’ll start our backcountry tour!

We will be back to Raicho Inn around 4:00 pm, just in time to relax and enjoy an Onsen (hot spring.)

You will love a delicious dinner and, before going to bed, we will have a meeting to talk about the following day’s adventure.

The third day, our tour will finish around 3:00 pm at Murodou Terminal.

Price per person

1 Person120000JPY
Group of 260000JPY
Group of 345000JPY
Group of 436000JPY
Group of 536000JPY
Group of 636000JPY

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Meeting point

Murodou Terminal at 10:00 am.

Accommodation

Raicho Inn.

More info

Transportation fee:
-From Toyama Sta. to Murodou is JPY3,630 per person (round trip JPY6,710)
-From Shinano-Ohmachi (Nagano side) to Murodou is JPY7,220 per person (round trip JPY11,550).

The accommodation and transportation fee for the guide must be split between all members.

Kit List:
-Gear for backcountry ski (skies, split board, snowboard)
-Skins, snowshoes
-Ski boots
-Sunglasses
-Goggles
-Gloves
-Ski wear
-Helmet
-Warm clothes (neck warmer, balaclava, etc.)
-Snack
-Toiletry goods
-Safety gears (beacon, probe, shovel)

The following items are available for rent by prior arrangement:
Beacon, probe, shovel, backpack, snowshoes, poles.

Disclaimer

The itinerary may be altered or canceled depending on weather conditions.

Cancellation Policy:
Please see Cancellation Fee as below in case of last minute cancellations:
- For cancellation after reservation - 10% of Trip Price
- For cancellation 21-15 days before the trip - 30% of Trip Price
- For cancellation 14-4 days before the trip – 50% of Trip Price
- For cancellation 3-1 day before the trip – 80% of Trip Price
- For cancellation on the day of the trip – 100% of Trip Price