• Trip duration
    3 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    4 people
  • Mountain range
    Japan Alps
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar

Description

Niigata is well known in Japan for the deep snow it gets during the winter. It has numerous ski resorts and backcountry skiing / snowboarding routes.

Easy access from Tokyo via Jouetsu shinkansen makes it ideal for quick weekend / short trips. There are a lot of small to big ski resorts, where we can access powder runs from. You get to enjoy powder skiing and snowboarding to its fullest using the lifts.

I offer private trips, which means that it is completely customised to your technical, fitness and experience levels. Thus catering to all levels and ensuring my guests have the best experience with me!

Available Period: Mid January – March

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: You arrive from Tokyo at Tanigawadake Ropeway bus station. We enjoy a day of lift accessed sidecountry skiing at Tenjindaira Ski Area at the foot of the famous Mt Tanigawadake. I will drop you off at your hotel at the end of the day.

Day 2: I will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Kagura ski areas. We will enjoy the notorious and numerous ski / snowboard lift accessible powder from there.

Day 3: I will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Joushu Hotaka Ski Area. We will enjoy more ski / snowboard lift accessible powder from there! I will drop you off at JR Takasaki station, where you can get the bullet train (shinkansen) back to Tokyo.

This is just an example. We will be picking the best ski areas to head to depending on the weather and conditions of the day.

PRICE:

1 person – JPY 40,000 per person per day

2 people – JPY 20,000 per person per day

3 people – JPY 14,000 per person per day

4 people – JPY 12,000 per person per day

Included in Price:-

Guide Fee

Excluded from Price:-

Accommodation, Guide Cost (Transportation, Accommodation if necessary), Lift pass, Gear rental, Guest Transportation Cost

KIT LIST:

– Touring skis / splitboard / snow board
– Skins / snowshoes
– Touring boots
– Poles
– Avalanche Safety Gears (beacon, probe, shovel)
– Helmet
– Goggles
– Gloves
– Ski wear etc.

I can adapt this program to suit your needs. There is flexibility in number of days (can be a one day tour to multi-day tour), difficulty of routes in terms of steepness, fitness level etc., if you want to climb up a little or not. Please let me know your requirements and your experience levels if you would like to discuss and customise the itinerary!

Extra details

Notes

I can offer this programme to suit your needs. There is flexibility in number of days (can be a one day tour to multi-day tour), difficulty of routes in terms of steepness, fitness level etc., if you want to climb up a little bit or not. Please let me know your requirements and your experience levels if you would like to discuss and customise the itinerary!

Kit List

– Touring skis / splitboard / snow board
– Skins / snowshoes
– Touring boots
– Poles
– Avalanche Safety Gears (beacon, probe, shovel)
– Helmet
– Goggles
– Gloves
– Ski wear etc.

Cost

Price:
1 person – JPY 40,000 per person per day
2 people – JPY 20,000 per person per day
3 people – JPY 14,000 per person per day
4 people – JPY 12,000 per person per day

Included in Price:-
Guide Fee

Excluded from Price:-
Accommodation, Guide Cost (Transportation, Accommodation if necessary), Lift pass, Gear rental, Guest Transportation Cost

Guide Ratio

Maximum 4 people

Levels

Caters for all levels, whether you’re getting into backcountry skiing or you’re an advanced skier wanting to go on adventures.

Duration

1-3 days
(I am flexible so please contact me if you want to go for longer / shorter etc.)

Timing

Mid January – March

Price per person

1 Person120000JPY
Group of 260000JPY
Group of 342000JPY
Group of 436000JPY

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Occasional

Accommodation

You will sleep in a hotel

More info

I can offer this programme to suit your needs. There is flexibility in number of days (can be a one day tour to multi-day tour), difficulty of routes in terms of steepness, fitness level etc., if you want to climb up a little bit or not. Please let me know your requirements and your experience levels if you would like to discuss and customise the itinerary!