Backcountry skiing on Mount Yake in Gifu, Japan (2 days)

Your local JMGA-certified guide Ryuta will lead you on this fun and adventurous 2 day backcountry skiing expedition through the stunningly picturesque and gorgeous Mount Yake, in Gifu, Japan, a veritable ski and snow wonderland.

Hida Mountains
2 days


  • Ski on one of the most active volcanoes in Japan!

  • Relax and bathe in stunning hot springs

  • Improve your off-piste skiing technique


Join me on this 2-day journey of backcountry skiing on Mount Yake, Gifu, Japan, and you will experience some of the best skiing conditions in Asia, with the freshest powder and best backcountry skiing routes thanks to the knowledge of us local guides, all taking place against the splendid, postcard-perfect backdrop of the fascinating and traditional Japanese scenery and landscapes.

Mount Yake is one of the most famous mountains in Japan, as it is also one of the most active volcanoes in the country. Located in the Gifu region, it is close to being the snowiest area of Japan, and the nearby hot springs are a fantastic place to visit when not skiing on the mountain.

We meet at Hirayu Bus Terminal on the first day at 8am, and from here we head to the ski fields around Hirayu, where we will choose