Backcountry Skiing Program for 8 Days in Myoko

Join mountain guide Jerry on an epic 8-day backcountry program, ski touring your way through some of Japan´s steepest lines and having the time of your life in Myoko!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Hida Mountains, Japan Alps

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
     
    Follow the snow to the Northern Alps of Japan and spend eight days ski touring mountains from your wildest dreams! Enjoy incredible tree skiing and unbeatable big mountain lines that you won´t soon forget!

    The city of Myoko is located in the Niigata Prefecture, right next door to Nagano and the site of the 1998 Winter Olympics. It receives an immense snowfall, so it is very much dependent on tourism during the winter, which means it is prepared to cater to an amazing mountain vacation.

    The terrain here is also a little varied – it includes beautiful tree skiing that adds an extra level and thrill to the backcountry runs. The lines still have the deep snow that you are looking for, so you will tour through untouched powder on captivating routes that simply don´t exist in other places.

    Your program is designed to give you access all across the region, so you can try more than 20 different areas. Around the smaller resorts, much of the snow goes unvisited – you will have more than a week exploring new routes and fresh powder. By touring to the remote areas of the mountains, it will feel like the snow fell just for you!

    Coupled with my knowledge of the region, I promise I can get you onto the best powder and have a new experience EVERY single day that will add to the overall excitement and fun of your eight-day adventure!

    I personally selected your accommodation based on its proximity to both the snow and the restaurants of the nearby Akakura Onsen Village. Your awesome days backcountry skiing will be proceded by relaxing and rejuvenating evenings immersed in the local Japanese culture. You will have plenty of options after your inforgettable days in the snow.

    There are some challenging aspects to this program, and it includes steep inclines that will require you to be in good physical shape. Intermediate and advanced skiiers and riders will appreciate this trip.

    Book NOW for your turn touring the Japan Alps and living the deep snow lines of Myoko!

    I can add a few days in Nagano and make a great Alps to Coast backcountry adventure for you, too! Or we can just swing on over to Hakuba for eight days of backcountry skiing.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    230000 JPY

    Group of 2
    230000 JPY

    Group of 3
    230000 JPY

    Group of 4
    230000 JPY

    Group of 5
    230000 JPY

    Group of 6
    230000 JPY

    Group of 7
    230000 JPY

    Group of 8
    230000 JPY

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Lifts tickets
    • Transport during the trip
    • Personal Insurance
    • Avalanche equipment (beacon, probe, shovel)
    • Meals: Breakfast
     Guiding fee, accommodation, daily breakfasts, mountain transfers, transfer upon arrival, backcountry insurance, and backcountry equipment. The price does NOT include your transfer at time of departure, flights, travel insurance, dinner and meals outside of the hotel, personal gear and equipment, and personal food and drink(s).
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Welcome to Myoko

      You will meet your guide in Myoko and get settled in. After getting familiar with the area and Mon Repos Lodge, you will rest up for the following eight days of skiing.

    • Day 2 to 9Backcountry Skiing

      Your first morning will include a short avalanche training, but you will then be skiing through the best backcountry runs in the best locations throughout the region. You will be able to access runs from resorts and certain non-disclosed backcountry areas.

    • Day 10Leaving Myoko

      After your final night in Mon Repos Lodge, you will have to leave this unforgettable backcountry vacation.

     
     

    Next departures

    For private groups contact the guide
     
    Next datesInfo
    28/01/2020 to 04/02/2020
    7 nights
    30/01/2020 to 03/02/2020
    5 nights
    04/02/2020 to 11/02/2020
    7 nights
    06/02/2020 to 10/02/2020
    5 nights
     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    We will meet in Myoko. Contact me upon booking to confirm our meeting location.

    Accommodation

    You will be staying at the wonderful Mon Repos Lodge. It has a great location for all skiing activities, as well as Akakura Onsen Village.

    More info

    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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