Join a certified mountain guide for a winter adventure only for experts. Explore the awesome powder slopes of Hakuba on this backcountry skiing tour!
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Nov, Dec
Are you an expert skier looking for a challenging adventure? Then join a guide on our team for a backcountry outing in Hakuba, Japan!
The Hakuba Valley is an internationally renowned ski region in the northern Japan Alps. Just 44km west of Nagano City, and 270km northwest of Tokyo, it offers 10 ski resorts with spots for all levels. It receives about 11 meters of snowfall annually, which makes it a perfect destination for winter adventures.
On this trip, we will use the lifts of several resorts such as Hakuba Cortina, Norikura Onsen and Tsugaike Kogen. Using snowshoes or skins we will reach amazing hidden powder spots. We know this valley like the back of our hands, so we can ensure some awesome challenging descents!
Please note that this trip is for expert backcountry skiers. Furthermore, you will need a good fitness level to hike away from the crowds. In addition, you can join us for several days and make this adventure even better!
So, if you want explore Hakuba Valley with a local guide, please contact us! Try yourself with a backcountry skiing experience only for experts!
We also offer backcountry skiing outings for beginners make sure to check this option out if you are just starting out!
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Skiing time: 4 to 8 hours (Ending at 2 or 4PM)
We will pick you up at your accommodation at 8AM
I am a JMGA Mountaineering and Ski guide, as well as a JMGA Ski guide examiner, based in Hakuba in Japan. I am also certified with Japan Avalanche Network Level 2 and am also a Mountain Rescue for Northern Japanese Alps.
I have been pioneering backcountry skiing and snowboarding in Hakuba area in Nagano, Japan since 1992. Since then, I've skied numerous first descents and opened new routes in the area which includes Happo Ridge, Mount Karamatsu, Mount Kaerazu, and Mount Goryu. I've also pioneered the field of extreme ski mountaineering here, utilising double ice axes for climbing followed by ski descents. My climbing and backcountry experiences outside of Japan extends to backcountry skiing in Canada and Alaska, and spending 6 months in Switzerland as a trekking guide whilst climbing 11 of the 4,000m+ peaks within 1.5 months time span.
Backcountry skiing and ski touring is becoming increasingly popular at an exponential pace, and as a guide and a pioneer of backcountry skiing in the Hakuba region, I am also leading the efforts here to promote responsible and safe backcountry skiing, including raising awareness around avalanche risks.
What I value a lot when guiding is communication and trust between guides and clients. I look forward to getting to know you, and to show all of you from around the world what skiing and snowboarding we can do in Hakuba area, where I personally opened a lot of backcountry skiing routes.
I guide backcountry skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, free climbing and also run backcountry skills improvement courses.
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Sept 14, 2022
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Sept 6, 2022
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Aug 23, 2022
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Aug 17, 2022
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July 16th, 2022
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July 20, 2022
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May 8, 2022
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April 14, 2022
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March 9, 2022
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March 4, 2022
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Feb 2, 2022
Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion
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