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Hakuba

Powder skiing week in Hakuba, Japan (Japanese Alps)

Come and join IFMGA certified guide Lars for an amazing week long ski touring adventure in beautiful Hakuba, in the Japanese Alps.


TRIP TYPE

Group

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Japan Alps

DURATION

9 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jan, Feb

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Enjoy a full week of great ski touring in Hakuba, Japan.
  • Choose from a number of amazing ski touring routes.
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Japan Alps.

Description

There are a lot of fantastic skiing options throughout the country of Japan. And, on this week long adventure, I would like to guide you to one of the best, most popular spots: Hakuba.

Filled with gorgeous terrain that is definitely worth exploring, especially on skis, Hakuba is a great place to visit and enjoy. Considered to have some of the best snow conditions on Earth, this area is as fun as it is beautiful. Moreover, because you will be surrounded by the Japan Alps, the views you will get to enjoy are incredible.

This trip will take place predominately on ski resort routes. However, you can rest assured those routes are filled with wilderness and amazing opportunities to explore the Hakuba area. On the first day of the trip, we will also review avalanche skills.

Participants on this trip should have basic back country skiing skills, and be able to ski at an intermediate to advanced level. You should also be in good physical condition.

When it comes to great skiing in Japan, you can’t do much better than Hakuba. To experience this amazing place, for a full week, all you have to do is send a request. I look forward to guiding you.

I also offer an incredible 13-day ski touring expedition in the volcanoes of Kamchatka in Russia, which you can enjoy here.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Lift tickets

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Dinners are not included except for the final night.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Details

More info

Participants should bring the following items: Ski boots (well-fitting, ski-touring boots recommended) Skis or splitboard snowboard Ski poles (adjustable type recommended) Adhesive climbing skins (Fitted to width and length of your skis/board) Backpack capacity: 30-40 litre (2000-2400 cubic Inches) Avalanche probe Snow Shovel Avalanche Transceiver (457 KHz single frequency) Spare transceiver batteries (purchase new ones & check for correct size) Ski goggles Glacier glasses/sunglasses Insulated water bottle (Camelback or other hydration system) Small thermos (optional) All-weather ski pants (Schoeller type fabric) Long underwear, shirt and bottoms (poly-pro/wool blends) Fleece tops and bottoms (wind-stopper) Warm socks (3 Pair) Ski gloves / Mitts / Waterproof Outers (2 pair) Gore-tex outer jacket / parka (with hood) Gore-tex over pants Down/Synthetic jacket (warm, “puffy” type jacket) Neck gaiter/tube Toque (ski hat) Sun hat (baseball cap or sombrero) & bandana Personal first-Aid & blister Kit (second skin, compeed, athletic tape, personal medications, Ibuprofen, etc…) Earplugs Sun block (high SPF rated or zinc-type ointment) Camera & film (spare camera batteries and/or charger for digital cameras, plus USB connector) Repairs & spares kit (for own model of A/T, telemark, or snowboard binding Systems) Personal liquor supply, wine preferably in boxes (due to weight restrictions, beer is available at Lodge) Headlamp or flashlight Reading materials, notebook, pencil, map of Area (small one provided for use)

Meeting point

Hakuba

About the guide: Whitecap

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Whitecap

Raised in the mountains, I was born into a life of ski touring and mountaineering at my family's lodge in the McGillivray Pass, British Columbia. Now an IFMGA guide, I am passionate about showing guests around my favourite ski terrain at Whitecap, as well as taking them on new, big mountain adventures around the world.

Languages

English

Certificates

ACMG | UIAGM | IFMGA

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