Full-Day Private Backcountry Tour in Hakuba
Explore the vast Hakuba backcountry with an experienced and professional guide.
December to April
Hakuba Village, Nagano
1 to 5 persons
14,000 - 70,000 JPY
With the sheer expanse of backcountry, there are so many places to ski that it can be daunting for those who may not know the terrain or where to begin. Whether you are a first timer in the backcountry or a seasoned powder-hound we can cater the tour to your level and ability. Backcountry day tours can usually get two to three runs a day and cover upwards of 800 to 1,500 vertical meters hiking in a day, depending on our locations and group level. Duration: 7.5 hours inclusive from collection to drop off. Includes: ・ Up to 5 guests per private group ・ Flexible start time. (Recommended is 08:00 ~ 15:30. End time is 16:00.) ・ Private vehicle ・ Professional guide ・ Assistance with local services ・ Totally tailored for you at your pace
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If you have any questions about this experience, please contact the guide below.
You’ll be collected from your accommodation in a private vehicle at a start time of your choosing. From there, you’ll head to the most suitable resort for the day’s conditions and your experience level. After a safety briefing, you’ll head out into the backcountry to find the best lines and snow of any given day. Guests usually opt to maximize turn time by bringing a packed lunch, and the guide will continue to seek out virgin lines until you tire or the lifts close!
Participant Skills: Our backcountry tours are for those who can competently ski and board in powder and variable snow conditions. If you would like to try backcountry but are not sure of your level, please feel free to ask us. We can customize the day to suit your level. Skier's Skills: Usually this will mean a minimum strong intermediate level with the ability to link parallel turns on all runs in all snow conditions, negotiate turning in trees, avoiding hazards, following a traverse on skis and being fit enough to hike up. Snowboarder's Skills: Usually this will mean a minimum strong intermediate level with the ability to link toe and heel side turns on all runs in all snow conditions, negotiate turning in trees, avoiding hazards, reading terrain and carrying speed across flats, following a traverse on board and being fit enough to hike up.
All our backcountry tours will require touring equipment (touring skis with skins, splitboard with skins or snowshoes), avalanche safety gear (beacon, probe, shovel), backpack (25L minimum), lunch & snacks, water, warm clothes, helmet, goggles, sunglasses, and money for lifts.
While most resorts that we start from are well equipped with facilities, the backcountry is not. For this reason, you’ll want to bring food, drink and extra layers, in addition to avalanche and ski equipment.
Our Full-Day Backcountry Tour includes private complimentary transportation for the duration of your time with us.
Your accommodation in Hakuba Village
If you come by car
10 minutes from Hakuba Station