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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!


Japan Alps, Hida Mountains

8 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec




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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Lift tickets

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

- Breakfast

- Avalanche equipment

Price details

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).


Day 1: Welcome 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 9: Backcountry 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 10: Leaving Myoko

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




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.

Meeting point

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

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.


Japanese | English

What people are saying about Jerry Williams

Thea Økland


February, 2023

Perfect trip! We had an awesome time with the guide Jimmy, and Jerry made it all work out. So good and fun skiing and also accomondation. Thanks!



February, 2020

Best day of skiing of my life. It exceeded my expectations. Excellent guide and communication prior to the trip. I highly recommend.

Steven Elke


February, 2020

Hi, since you insist to get feedback I am happy to give some. I am afraid to say our guide Luis absolutely didn’t meet the expectations. I expect 3 things from a back country guide. 1. Be friendly, communicative and show you are happy to offer customers a great experience . 2. Adapt the experience on the spot to the level of the customers 3. Know the area where you go skiing. None of the 3 items above were met so our group was very disappointed to have spend that much money on a day like this. As a consequence we would not recommend your organisation to others. Perhaps your guide had a bad day or a hangover but if I was the owner I would expect more from my employees. Please note that we don’t refer in this review to our French help guide Cedric who did a good job

Kevin Baljet


January, 2019

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