Skiing & Snowboarding

Light Day Plan for Enjoying the Hakuba Backcountry (Yellow)

This is a backcountry tour for experienced backcountry skiers and those who want to have some serious fun.


7 hours


December to May


All areas of Hakuba valley

Group size

1 to 12 persons




14,300 - 71,500 JPY

Kammui Style:



舎川 朋弘 Tomohiro Tonegawa

舎川 朋弘 Tomohiro Tonegawa

Representative of Color Sport Club, a backcountry pioneer in Hakuba, Japan


This is the Club's most popular and most frequented backcountry tour. It is open to all of those who know what they are doing and know what equipment they need. This tour is especially suitable for experienced backcountry skiers who are looking to take the next step in their backcountry experience. The Hakuba Valley is home to some of the most diverse backcountry terrain in the world. We will guide you to the best field for each tour day according to the conditions of the day. The total walking time is a little over 2 hours. We will make full use of snowshoes and climbing skins. This is a great way to improve your skills. <Pricing> ・ Up to 5 people in a group: 71,500 yen (1 guide in Japanese, tax included) ・ Each additional guest: 14,300 yen (up to 12 people in total, tax included) ・ A separate set fee of 3,300 yen (tax included) is required for those who do not have backcountry gear. The set includes the following items:  ・ Beacon  ・ Probe  ・ Shovel  ・ Snowshoes  ・ Poles  ・ Backpack

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Hosted by 舎川 朋弘 Tomohiro Tonegawa
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At the Club, we believe in deepening communication between guests and guides as they enter the mountains. We also have a variety of color plans that bring together guests with similar experiences at different times, making the guided experience smooth and stress-free for both new and experienced backcountry skiers and snowboarders alike. Our Yellow Plan offers a 600 to 1,000 meter elevation gain. * Meeting time is 7:45 a.m. (advance notice will be given) * We will end the tour around 3:00 p.m.


For those who are new to the Club, please refer to the following information when participating in our yellow plan. Yellow Plan = Advanced, light day, backcountry experience. If you wish to rent a full set of equipment, we will not be able to accept you as an experienced skier and ask you to participate in the Blue Plan instead. If you have a backpack or other equipment that is not part of the full rental package, you may participate in the Yellow Plan if you are not concerned about your fitness or skiing skills. If you are a newcomer to the Club, we ask that you follow the guidelines below. The Blue Plan is for beginners and inexperienced backcountry skiers. Q: Do I need to be physically fit? A: If you enjoy skiing and snowboarding on the slopes, you should be fine. The total walking time is a little over an hour. We will have orientation and breaks along the way, so you will only be walking continuously for about 15 minutes. Q: Is it okay if I don't know anything about the backcountry? A: Of course you don't need to know anything. We will pass on the knowledge and skills needed during orientation and the tour itself. Q: What about skiing techniques? A: As long as you can ski down anywhere from the top to the bottom of the ski slope, you should be fine. You don’t need fancy skills. You just need to be able to come down in a controlled manner.


Q: What should I wear and bring? A: As for clothing and skiing equipment, you can use what you normally wear when you go out to the slopes. Other things you will need include the following ・ A backpack (one that can fit skis or snowboards – rentals available) ・ Sunglasses (to protect your eyes from UV rays) ・ Lunch (something easy to eat during the activity) ・ Water bottle (plastic bottle is acceptable) ・ Warm clothing (fleece, sweater, etc.) ・ Snow walking equipment (climbing skins, snowshoes, poles, etc. – rental available) ・ Avalanche gear (beacons, probes, shovels, etc. available for rent) Rent your backcountry gear and get ready to go backcountry!


If you have any questions about facilities or about local accommodations, please contact us.

Access info

Access from Tokyo area By Car Tokyo ⇨ (Kanetsu/Joshinetsu Expressway) ⇨ Nagano I.C ⇨ (R19 - Prefectural Road Nagano Omachi Route 31, also known as Hakuba-Nagano Olympic Road) ⇨ Hakuba Approx. 4 hours Tokyo ⇨ Chuo Expressway ⇨ Okaya JCT ⇨ Nagano Expressway ⇨ Azumino I.C ⇨ (North Alps Panorama Road - R148) ⇨ Hakuba 5 hours By Train Tokyo ⇨ (Hokuriku Shinkansen) ⇨ Nagano ⇨ (Express Bus: Depart from JR Nagano Station East Exit, use Hakuba-Nagano Olympic Road) ⇨ Hakuba approx. 3 hours Shinjuku ⇨ (Chuo Line Express Azusa) ⇨ Matsumoto ⇨ (JR Oito Line) ⇨ Hakuba (direct connection between Shinjuku and Hakuba) approx. 3hr 30min Direct Bus Shinjuku ⇨ Hakuba *For more information, please contact Hakuba Office of Matsumoto Dentetsu Co. Access from Nagoya By Car Nagoya ⇨ (Chuo Expressway) ⇨ Okaya JCT ⇨ (Nagano Expressway) ⇨ Azumino I.C ⇨ (North Alps Panorama Road - R148) ⇨ Hakuba Approx. 3hr 30min By Train Nagoya ⇨ (Chuo Line Express Shinano) ⇨ Matsumoto ⇨ (JR Oito Line) ⇨ Hakuba approx. 3 hr. 30 min. Access from Osaka By Car Osaka ⇨ (Meishin Expressway/Chuo Expressway) ⇨ Okaya JCT ⇨ (Nagano Expressway) ⇨ Azumino I.C ⇨ (North Alps Panorama Road - R148) ⇨ Hakuba 5hr 30min Osaka ⇨ Meishin Expressway ⇨ Maibara JCT ⇨ Hokuriku Expressway ⇨ Itoigawa I.C ⇨ (R148) ⇨ Hakuba 5hr 30min By Train Osaka ⇨ (Shinkansen & Chuo Line Express Shinano) ⇨ Matsumoto ⇨ (JR Oito Line) ⇨ Hakuba 4hr 30min By Airplane Osaka ⇨ Matsumoto ⇨ (Car & Bus R147-R148, Train JR Oito Line) ⇨ Hakuba approx. 3hrs. Access from Other Areas Sapporo By Air Sapporo ⇨ Matsumoto ⇨ (R147-R148 by bus or car, JR Oito Line) ⇨ Hakuba approx. 3 hr. 30 min. Fukuoka By Airplane Fukuoka ⇨ Matsumoto ⇨ (Car & Bus R147-R148, Train JR Oito Line) ⇨ Hakuba approx. 3h30 Parking The Club has a large parking lot.

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Nearest station

JR Hakuba Station

Meeting place

Color Sports Club Backcountry Guide Office

If you come by car

5 minutes from Hakuba Station