Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
At a suitable meeting spot at the chosen ski resort for the day
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!
You should be able to ski or snowboard on advanced slopes in ski resorts.
I can lend you the following gears -
- Avalanche Safety gears (beacon, shovel, probe)
- Snowshoe / Splitboard / touring skis
- Ski poles
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
I live in Gifu prefecture in Japan, which is famous for Shrakawago UNESCO World Heritage Site and also becoming famous as the backcountry skiing / snowboarding arena known for its DEEP snow and STEEP terrains.
I am a JMGA certified mountain guide, also certified in Wilderness First Aid. Following my competition years in snowboarding, I became a guide because I liked backcountry snowboarding and wanted to propose safe and fun trips to clients, where I can share my experiences and joys that I felt in the mountains. I spend the winter exploring new backcountry terrains and spend rest of the year climbing mountains. I have accomplished a snowboard descent from the summit of Denali in 2013.
My motto is to guide “safely and fun”, and therefore I aspire to guide small groups. I value the time I spend with each of my guests and this way I can spend more time communicating with clients and for clients to get to know each other better.
I believe that mountain climbing experience should not just be about standing on the summit but also enjoying the nature on the mountain as a whole, learning about the history, and getting a taste of the culture. Shirakawago, in Gifu, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you can also enjoy onsen and local cuisine.
Whether it be walking in the mountains, touching the snow, rock, grass or water, or hiking, canyoning, rock climbing, or backcountry skiing, I believe that experiences in the outdoors will enrich your life. Japan is a country of 4 distinct seasons, blessed with rich and beautiful nature. Let’s have fun together in this nature, using all your 5 senses, moving your bodies and feel the rhythm of the nature and of the Earth. I would love to share my outdoor experiences with you and I endeavour to guide in a way to connect people to people, and people to nature in the natural rhythm of the nature.
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