Reference example: Backcountry beginner tour for three days during severe winter season
8:30 - Meet at Nozawa Onsen ski resort
After checking your equipment, we will give you a lecture on how to use your equipment, how to make efficient transitions, how to climb with ski skins, and how to ski powder.
15:00 Check in at the lodge recommended by the guide. Relax with a hot spring bath and a delicious meal.
8:30 - 15:00 - After breakfast, we will use the lift access at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort to gain elevation. Then we will venture into the backcountry, going over the lectures of the first day and enjoying the powder snow all day long.
After skiing, we will share a hot spring, local beer, and dinner and reflect on the day's experiences.
8:30 - 15:00 - On the last day, depending on the conditions, we will either go to the Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort or to the nearby Satoyama. We will do our best to support you so that you can experience the joy of improving in areas that went wrong the previous day.
The tour will end at the bottom of the ski resort or at the entrance to the mountain.
There are no special requirements, but it is recommended that everyone in the group keep in step with each other for the best enjoyment of the tour. Please note that we may increase the guide ratio depending on the age and skill level of the group.
Skiing gear, poles (snowboarders should have short poles), ski stickers or snowshoes, beacon, shovel, probe, headlamp, helmet or hat, goggles, sunglasses, balaclava/neck warmer/mask, waterproof/breathable clothing such as Gore-Tex Top and bottom, warm clothing (fleece, down, etc. with adjustable layers depending on the cold), gloves, lunch, drinks, extra batteries, emergency sheets, toilet paper and garbage bags to take home after use, and a backpack (about 30 liters) to hold the above and to attach skiing equipment. Rescue insurance for the country and toiletries for overnight stays.
Sunscreen, spare goggles (especially in powder season), body warmer
Rental equipment (limited number available):
Beacon: 1,100 yen/day
Shovel: 550 yen/day
Probe: 550 yen/day
In the case of multiple days, we will suggest accommodations and make reservations on your behalf, but payment should be made directly to the accommodation facility, as this is a direct contract between you and the accommodation facility.