Japan Hakuba Backcountry Skiing

Incredible mountain terrain, deep powder, food, and immersive culture.

The Hakuba area has many outstanding options: deep powder skiing through ancient forests, steep chutes, and ridge lines. Our week long professionally guided ski and snowboarding trips in Hakuba are a mix of lift accessed backcountry and full days of ski touring. Our guides have years of experience in Japan and in depth knowledge of best skiing in the Hakuba area.

Hakuba is home to some of the biggest terrain in the country. Peaks soar to nearly 3000m elevation. Big winter storms with dry cold Japanese powder. At the end of each day, we will return to our boutique slope side lodge for a well earned local craft beer. Soak in the natural onsen at the lodge, or visit several nearby onsens steeped in Japanese culture and history. When it’s time to eat, the lodge has a full service kitchen serving delicious Japanese meals.


Avalanche and mountain safety are always top priority on all trips. On the first day of your trip, we provide a thorough avalanche and safety training session. Our guides are fully certified by the ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) and CAA (Canadian Avalanche Association).


We love to ski and will expertly curate the trip to your group’s ability. Individual or exclusive group bookings are available.

Custom dates available. Contact us for details.

Who’s it for:

  • Advanced to expert downhill skiing or snowboarding ability. You must be able to ski or ride a black diamond run in all conditions, including powder.
  • Basic backcountry ski touring experience.
  • Fitness for 500-1000m climbing.

  • Important: You will be required to sign a paper waiver on the first day of the trip.

    I have read and agree with the Release of liability, waiver of claims, assumptions of risk and indemnity agreement

    January 20 to 26, 2025 (SOLD OUT) HAKUBA $4,299 CAD (Early Season Discount : Regular $4699) Book Now
    January 27 to Feb 2, 2025 HAKUBA $4,299 CAD (Early Season Discount : Regular $4699) Book Now

    $2000 deposit required to secure your spot.  Balance due on September 1, 2024. A $180 Credit will be provided for guests with an EPIC pass.



    ACMG Certified Guide
    Avalanche Safety Training
    Shared Lodge Accommodation
    Breakfast at Lodge
    Lift passes
    Van transportation from lodge to ski areas
    Lunch and Dinner (Dinner is available at Lodge or several restaurants nearby)
    Ski/Snowboard and Avalanche Safety Equipment
    Flights to/from Japan
    Travel from Tokyo to Hakuba or Hokkaido



    Week 1 – Jan 20 to 27 2025 Itinerary:

  • Jan 20: Meet in Hakuba, van pickup from Hakuba bus station. Hakuba lodge check in and avalanche safety training.
  • Jan 21 to 26: Hakuba Valley Backcountry Skiing
  • Jan 26: Travel from Hakuba to Tokyo after ski day
  • Jan 27: Return to Canada or carry on and join us for Hokkaido!
  • Week 2 – Jan 27 to Feb 2 2025 Itinerary:

  • Jan 27: Meet in Hakuba, van pickup from Hakuba bus station. Hakuba lodge check in and avalanche safety training.
  • Jan 28 to Feb 2: Hakuba Valley Backcountry Skiing
  • Feb 2: Travel from Hakuba to Tokyo after ski day
  • Feb 3: Return to Canada
  • You will need the following gear for your trip:

    • Hardshell travel case for skis
    • Suitcase with rollers for easy travel
    • Alpine touring skis or split-board
    • Poles
    • Climbing skins
    • Touring boots
    • Avalanche kit: transceiver (digital), probe, shovel
    • Ski googles
    • Sun glasses
    • Sun screen
    • Sun hat
    • Down jacket
    • Touque
    • 2 pairs of Gloves
    • Waterproof shell pants and jacket
    • Base and mid layers
    • Windproof and breathable jacket
    • Water bottle (1 or 2 litres)
    • Comfortable city and lodge clothes.
    • Winter boots for wearing around lodge
    • Bathing suit for onsen
    • Toiletries

    We will be staying at the Hamon Lodge at the base of the TsugaIke Ski Area. The lodge is ski in ski out, where you can take your skis off at the back door! It’s ideally located easy access to nearby ski areas. The lodge is very comfortable, serves delicious meals, and has the best staff in the Hakuba valley. There is also a onsen in the Lodge for your use after skiing.

    Rooms are double occupancy. Please inquire for the option of single occupancy rooms.

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