Powder skiing in Japan: 10 days in Nagano, Hakuba


Experience the wild Japanese mountains of Nagano with Jan, an IFMGA-qualified guide, and ski the deep powder of a world-class resort.


10 Days

Jan, Feb




  • Ski the quality slopes of Nagano, host of the 1998 Winter Olympics.
  • Take in its stunning scenery of the wild terrain blanked in freshly-fallen snow.
  • Benefit from having a fully-qualified guide leading the way.


This is an alert for powder lovers everywhere. An epic 10-day skiing journey in the top-class slopes of Nagano, Japan.

The quality, deep powder slopes of Nagano were officially recognised when the region was selected to host the 1998 Winter Olympics.

Located on the island of Hosha, the alpine mountains of Nagano offer excellent terrain for backcountry skiing. And being only a short distance from the capital of Tokyo, Nagano offers easy access to the mountainside.

Once we arrive in Japan we’ll travel to the mountains, as the urban landscape makes way for scenery dominated by nature.

Then we will have days and days of exploring the wild slopes and ungroomed terrain deeply blanketed in fresh snow.

On our last full day, we will have the opportunity to experience Japanese culture. We’ll explore the city streets, try the local food, visit important monuments.

This way we’ll try to immerse ourselves both in Japan’s world-class skiing terrain and its internationally-recognised culture. 

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the deep powder mountains of Nagano, Japan, on an action-packed 10-day skiing exploration.


More info

Equipment: skis and avalanche equipment including an airbag; clothing such as underwear, breathable trousers and jacket, GTX pants and jacket, thermal jacket, thin and strong gloves; helmet, ski goggles, sunglasses, camera, sun cream.


About the guide

I've been skiing and climbing since my early childhood. I graduated in 2005 from the Univerzity of Hradec Kralove with a Master degree at the Faculty of Education. Since then I worked as a history and PE teacher. I was also running an Outdoor sport's club at that time, spending plenty of time climbing, skiing etc. with my students.

In 2009, I became a full time skiing and climbing instructor.

2009 – APUL C ski instructor
2010 – APUL B ski instructor
2011 – APUL telemark and snowboard
2012 – ISIA Mark (International ski instructors association)
– MSMT climbing instructor and Mountain leader
2013 – entered the UIAGM mountain guide education
2014 – passed the UIAGM Aspirant exam.
2015 - Succeeded the UIAGM / IFMGA final exam

Spending your holiday with you would be my pleasure. Whether in winter on a ski tour (in Czech Republic or Austria) or in summer among the spectacular sandstone towers.

It will be, with no doubt, a very pleasant experience for all of us. I'm an easygoing, friendly and reliable person with a good sense for responsibility.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with me !

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2990 Each

Group of 2

EUR 2990 Each

Group of 3

EUR 2990 Each

Group of 4

EUR 2990 Each

Group of 5

EUR 2990 Each

Group of 6

EUR 2990 Each

Group of 7

EUR 2990 Each

Group of 8

EUR 2990 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Flight to the start

- Transport during the trip



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