Backcountry Skiing in Tateyama

Hire a local IFMGA mountain guide for a custom made backcountry skiing trip in Tateyama / Tsurugi area at the heart of the Japan Alps!

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Japan Alps

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

Tateyama is a famous spring backcountry skiing destination at the heart of the Japanese Alps and above the clouds. Discover it on this exciting trip!

This area includes two of the most iconic peaks in the North Japan Alps: Tateyama (3,015 m) and Tsurugi (2,999 m). The ski descent surrounded by peaks and the ridges of the Japanese Alps is just invaluable.

There are many backcountry ski routes in this area. I know it extremely well, so I can pick one that suit your needs for different skill sets, fitness levels and descent preferences!

 

Price per person per day

 
1 Person
58000 JPY

Group of 2
29000 JPY

Group of 3
20000 JPY

Group of 4
16500 JPY

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Mountain guide's expenses
 These items are not included in the price: -Accommodation: 10,000 - 15,000 per person per night to be paid on the spot (cash recommended). -Transportation cost for clients e.g. shinkansen (bullet train) fair.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Beginner
Fitness level required
Occasional
Meeting point
Meet at Toyama station then I'll drive you to Tateyama station.
Accommodation

Murodo Hut http://www.murodou.co.jp.e.bb.hpdemo.transer.com/tozan/tozan.htm

More info

You can rent skis, skins, touring boots, ski crampons, crampons, ice axe.

Gear List:
- Touring skis / splitboard / snow board
- Skins / snowshoes
- Touring boots
- Poles
- Avalanche Safety Gears (beacon, probe, shovel)
- Ski crampons
- Crampons
- Ice Axe
- Helmet
- Goggles
- Gloves
- Ski wear etc.

You need to purchase your own mountain rescue insurance prior to joining the tour.

 

About the Guide

 
 

To become a mountain guide had been my dream since I first started climbing mountains, and I have been a mountain guide since 2001 as well as an IFMGA guide since July 2014. I am very happy with the opportunity I have as a guide to share my experience, knowledge and skills with everyone that I go guiding with. I still remember the mix of fear, excitement and nervousness the first time I traversed the Daikiretto (a long knife edge ridge in the Northern Japanese Alps) during my first big climbing trip in the Northern Japanese Alps. I felt as if my heart was going to jump out of my mouth! But at the same time I felt so vividly alive and felt the kind of happiness that I had never felt before. It was a life changing experience and want to share this kind of feeling with my clients. My favourite mountain areas are vicinities of Mt Hotaka and Mt Tsurugi in the summer and Yatsugatake in the winter. I have guided backcountry skiing in Nagano areas (Hakuba, Nozawa Onsen) as well. I have also climbed extensively around the world, from Ultar Star in Pakistan to routes in Yosemite in the USA and several peaks in Chamonix in France.

 
 
FROM 16500 JPY per person
per day

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