trip duration TRIP DURATION
1+ day
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Japan Alps
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
4 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period BEST PERIOD
Jan, Feb, Mar
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP


Hakuba area (Ushiro-Tateyama mountain range) is one of the most famous backcountry destinations in Japan.

There are options to enjoy lift assisted sidecountry skiing to full blown alpine backcountry skiing.

From Tokyo, you can reach Nagano station on Hokuriku shinkansen (bullet train). I can pick you up there and drive you to our chosen ski area.

There are numerous routes and possibilities according to your wishes and experience level. Each day we’ll choose a different spot depending on the weather and condition of the day.

For this trip, I recommend you to have some off piste skiing / snowboarding experience as well as being able to hike up a couple of hours a day.

This can be a 2-day or several day tour and it can be customized to suit your needs.

Finally, I will drop you off at JR Nagano station where you can get direct bullet train back to Tokyo.

If the idea of ski touring in Hakuba area sounds tempting, send a request! We can talk about your preferences and adapt the trip to your wishes and experience.

I offer many ski trips in different Japanese areas. If you’re seeking other options, you may want to check out this freeride ski trip in Nozawa Onsen.

Price per person per day

1 Person40000JPY
Group of 220000JPY
Group of 314000JPY
Group of 412000JPY

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
Guide expenses (not included in the above price, to be divided among the participants):

-Transport for the guide JPY 8200 (to be paid together with guide fee)
-Accommodation for the guide JPY 9000-15000 per person per night to be covered by client and to be paid on the spot.

Price also doesn’t include any transportation cost for clients e.g. shinkansen (bullet train) fair. Accommodation can be paid on the spot rather than in advance.

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Nagano station. Then I'll drive you to the chosen ski area.


You will sleep in a hotel.

More info

Kit list:
- Touring skis / splitboard / snow board
- Skins / snowshoes
- Touring boots
- Poles
- Avalanche Safety Gears (beacon, probe, shovel)
- Helmet
- Goggles
- Gloves
- Ski wear etc.

You need to purchase your own mountain rescue insurance prior to joining the tour.