hakuba powder discovery

Hakuba Off-Piste Guiding

There are quite a few resorts in the Hakuba valley that have absolutely amazing off-piste terrain right from the sides and tops of the ski areas.

If you are looking for an exciting day of skiing and snowboarding in off-piste zones that require little to no hiking to access, then this is the tour for you. We will find the best resort to head to on your tour day and guide you into super fun and playful slopes and get right into some of that legendary Japanese snow! When the snow falls in Hakuba, the off-piste areas are the place to head to. With your experienced guide to lead you safely you’ll be treated to some epic turns off the resorts.


What to Bring: You won’t need any touring skis, split boards or snowshoes for this tour, however the essential avalanche rescue gear of beacon, probe , shovel and a backpack is required. We can assist with rentals if needed.

  • Full-Day

    Duration: 7 hours inclusive from collection to drop off. Includes:

    • Up to 5 guests per private group
    • Flexible start time
    • Private vehicle
    • Professional guide
    • Choice of Hakuba47, Happo, Iwatake, Norikura, Tsugaike or Cortina
    • Assistance with local services
    • Totally tailored to you – at your pace

    Price: ¥65,000

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  • Half-Day

    Duration: 4 hours inclusive from collection to drop off. Includes:

    • Up to 5 guests per private group
    • Flexible start time
    • Private vehicle
    • Professional guide
    • Choice of Hakuba47, Happo, Iwatake or Norikura
    • Assistance with local services
    • Totally tailored to you – at your pace

    Price: ¥45,000

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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 on +81 90 1828 2276.

Kindly note that the off-piste areas we use are generally within the resort boundaries, including but not limited to areas such as Hakuba 47’s Tree Riding Zone, Tsugaike’s DBD Zone and Cortina’s world famous treed slopes. We recommend allowing your instructor or guide to advise as to which resort will offer the best conditions for you on the day.


“Best days out EVER!

I’ve been skiing the backcountry of Hakuba with James for 10 years now. He is my definitely my guide of choice for a safe and fun day skiing. His deep local knowledge of the terrain and astute study of the weather and snowpack mean that we get the best days out possible. James’s extensive experience in the backcountry and his technical mountaineering skills always gives me and my family a sense of comfort knowing we are in good hands when we are far from civilisation. I cannot recommend highly enough a day in the backcountry with James.”Chris Scott, Australia

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