• Trip duration
    1+ day
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    5 people
  • Mountain range
    -
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Description

Myoko is famous for deep powder, averaging about 13m of snow per season!

Myoko consists of 4 ski resorts; Akakura, Suginohira, Seki Onsen and Ikenotaira. It receives a large amount of snow owing to the precipitation collected from the sea of Japan nearby and the cold temperature. It has a varied terrain catering for beginners to advanced skiers, enjoying steep terrains and / or tree runs.

Mt Myoko sits in the Myoko-Togakushi Renzan National Park.

This area is also perfect for those looking for less crowd and more local / cultural experiences. There are onsen and guesthouses with local hospitality.

I can guide you on the enjoyable and beautiful backcountry terrains in this area. We will utilise both the lifts and also man powdered hiking to get to the best face / gully / slope for the day, depending on what kind of experience you like.

Please let me know what backcountry skiing  /snowboarding experiences you have got, what kind of skiing / snowboarding you are after, and your downhill skiing / snowboarding levels, so that I can pick the best area for your needs! I can cater for those looking to progress in their ski touring as well as those wanting to get as much backcountry skiing experience in Japan!

Kit List

  • Ski gear (skies, split board, snowboard)
  • Skins, snowshoes
  • Ski boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles
  • Gloves
  • Ski wear
  • Safety gears (beacon, probe, shovel)

*The following items are available for rent by prior arrangement (price for rental in brackets).
-Beacon (JPY 1,000), probe (JPY 500), shovel (JPY 500), backpack (JPY 1,000), snowshoes (JPY 1,000), poles (JPY 500). All 6 items (JPY 4,000)

Price per person

1 Person40000JPY
Group of 220000JPY
Group of 315000JPY
Group of 412000JPY
Group of 512000JPY
Group of 612000JPY

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Meeting point

At a suitable meeting spot at the chosen ski resort for the day

More info

Guide Expense is around JPY 25,000 to cover for transportation costs.
If the tour is more than 1 day then you'll also need to cover for my accommodation costs.

For group size of 6 or more, I'll ask my friend guide to be a sub-guide, so we'll have 2 guides taking care of your group!

Technical Level:
You should be able to ski or snowboard on advanced slopes in ski resorts.

Rental Gears:
I can lend you the following gears -
- Avalanche Safety gears (beacon, shovel, probe)
- Backpack
- Snowshoe / Splitboard / touring skis
- Ski poles

Cancellation Policy:

Please see Cancellation Fee as below in case of last minute cancellations:
- For cancellation after reservation - 10% of Trip Price
- For cancellation 21-15 days before the trip - 30% of Trip Price
- For cancellation 14-4 days before the trip – 50% of Trip Price
- For cancellation 3-1 day before the trip – 80% of Trip Price
- For cancellation on the day of the trip – 100% of Trip Price

Disclaimer

- In case of bad weather / conditions (including road conditions), the trip itinerary may be altered and/or date change can be discussed.
- Riding on the guide’s car is considered as ride sharing and thus will only covered under normal car insurance. The guide’s responsibility and liability is only applicable from the departure from the start of the approach path until our return to the same point.
- Please make sure all participants are individual insured appropriately with international travel insurance.
- For any injuries in the mountains, the guide will not be liable and will need to be paid by your own means.