Meet at Matsumoto city area in morning.
Required level: able to ski in most conditions ( crust snow, icy or hard packed snow), confident on steep slopes around 40 °
Fitness level: able to hike up about 1400 m with crampons and your ski set on you backpack (10 hour)
Have to have an experience in the use of crampons
Equipment: ski gear (skis, splitboard), crampons (for your ski boots), a pair of approach shoes
You can rent: avalanche safety gear (beacon, probe, shovel)
I'm a ski and mountain guide from the Japanese Mountain Guide Association (JMGA). I guide backcountry skiing, mountaineering, hiking and canyon climbing (Sawanobori) mainly on Honshu, the main island of Japan.
When I was younger, I spent a couple of years in Canada and in Salt Lake City skiing and working as a rafting guide, as well as spent 2 summer seasons in Switzerland as a hiking guide.
I started backcountry ski guiding when I based myself in Minakami and started one of the first backcountry ski guide companies in the area in 2002. I'm travelling every year to Europe and North America for ski trip with my clients.
Please contact me if you wish to come to Japan and would like to enjoy our beautiful environment while doing an exciting outdoor activity.
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