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Hakuba Backcountry Guiding

Reach out above and beyond the boundaries of the resorts. Come join us for some epic backcountry excursions.

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. The Hakuba backcountry is definitely worth exploring and you’ll be exploring it safely with an experienced and professional guide. Whether you are a first timer in the backcountry or a seasoned powder-hound we can cater the tour to your level and ability.


What to Bring: 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, money for lift(s).


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 to ask us. We can customise 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.


Tour Details: Backcountry day tours can usually get 2 - 3 runs a day and upwards of 800~1500 vertical meters hiking in a day, depending on our locations and group level.

Full-Day

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 to you - at your pace

Price: ¥70,000

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Kindly note the following for all bookings:

  • To ensure availability on your desired dates, advanced booking is strongly recommended.
  • Please take a few moments to fill in all sections during the booking process. This information allows us to better plan your day.
  • If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us through the website, or feel free to phone us from within Japan at 090 1828 2276 or from abroad at +81 90 1828 2276.

We look forward to joining you in the snowy peaks of Hakuba.


We found ourselves the most brilliant guide – one of the best I have encountered in 40 years of skiing (all over the world). James’ ability to deliver superlative skiing experiences day after day is remarkable – he seems to know every nook and cranny of the Hakuba valley and was unfailing in knowing where to go at what time of day to get the best powder. Not only that, indeed perhaps most important, he is super safe and thorough in everything he does. Oh and excellent company too – with a joke for all occasions! I would not hesitate to recommend him.” Tim Bastone, England

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