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.




Trip Duration

10 days

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb

Type of Trip



  • 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.

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Price per person

Group of 1
2900 EUR

Group of 2
2900 EUR

Group of 3
2900 EUR

Group of 4
2900 EUR

Group of 5
2900 EUR

Group of 6
2900 EUR

Group of 7
2900 EUR

Group of 8
2900 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Flight to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


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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Marijn Vandenberghe
Awesome day of climbing provided by Jan. Extremely knowledgeable about the area and a fantastic climber and guide. This trip to Hruboskelsko was amazing in every way and climbing the towers an unbelievable experience. Would highly recommend this trip to all climbers, whether new or experienced.
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Jason Lukasek
Jan was amazing, professional, funny, and inspirational. The way he dealt with us and individuals whilst having a joint venture. The climb was amazing, the route selected was perfect for ability. I proposed to my girlfriend at the summit after that amazing ridge. She said yes, Jan was in on it and accommodated this without sacrificing safety. We look forward to using Jan\'s services again. He was by far the best IMG I have used. Words cannot thank enough for the experience.
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Jason Stokes
We climbed locally in Turnov, which worked out perfectly. Jan was flexible and professional setting up a meeting spot and drove us to the climbing. He struck a perfect balance of grades and led routes I did not want to lead, and gave \"laser guided beta\" for gear on routes I did lead. We spoke of climbing, history, love, life, and politics while enjoying beautiful scenery. His local knowledge was obvious and enhanced the whole trip. While Czech sandstone is not for the faint of heart, Jan made this side of climbing very accessible and pleasurable far beyond my expectations. 10/10. If this trip is of interest to you, book with complete confidence.
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