Japan backcountry skiing: Mind Blowing Powder Skiing
The legends are true. Japan is THE backcountry ski touring and snowboarding experience of a lifetime. Epic mountain terrain. Unreal bottomless powder.
The Hakuba area has limitless options from deep powder skiing through ancient forests, to steep chutes, and alpine objectives. We utilize lifts to access the backcountry where the ski touring starts. Expect full days of ski touring in different zones.
At the end of each day, we will return to our boutique slope side lodge. Local craft beer. Delicious meals. Super cool lounge area with a full bar and music for you and your crew. Local onsens nearby. Then we get up the next day and do it all again!
We specialize in delivering outstanding ski experiences. Japan is the pinnacle.
We love to ski steep big terrain and will expertly curate the trip to your group’s ability. Avalanche and mountain safety are always top priority on all trips. This trip is led by our highly experienced lead guide Tristen Rasmussen – Certified ACMG Ski Guide and Avalanche Professional.
Individual or group bookings available.
Important:You will be required to sign a waiver at the beginning of your trip. Please ensure you have read and understood the waiver prior to the start date.
Guided Trip Waiver: ACMGRELEASE.pdf
Who’s it for: Advanced to expert backcountry skiers and snowboarders.
Scheduled Trips – 2024 Season:
|January 22 to 28, 2024||$4699 CAD||DEPOSIT (6 Spots Left)|
|January 29 to Feb 4, 2024||$4699 CAD||DEPOSIT (6 Spots Left)|
Deposit or full payment required to secure your spot. Balance due on October 1, 2024. A $300 Credit will be provided for guests with a EPIC pass.
Does not include: Flights, transportation from Tokyo to Hakuba, lunch and dinner at lodge. We provide a list of recommended Tokyo hotels in Tokyo Station area.
BC Ski Guides Refund Policy: BCSG Cancellation Policy
Week 1 – Jan 22 to 28 2024 Itinerary:
(Eg Air Canada: Depart YVR @ 1:20PM Jan 20, Arrive Tokyo Narita @ 4:25PM Jan 21)
(Eg Air Canada: Depart Tokyo Narita @ 6PM Jan 29, Arrive YVR @ 9:45AM Jan 29)
Week 2 – Jan 29 to Feb 5 2023 Itinerary:
(Eg Air Canada: Depart YVR @ 1:20PM Jan 27, Arrive Tokyo Narita @ 4:25PM Jan 28)
(Eg Air Canada: Depart Tokyo Narita @ 6PM Feb 6, Arrive YVR @ 9:45AM Feb 6)
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
- Climbing skins
- Touring boots
- Avalanche kit: transceiver (digital), probe, shovel
- Ski googles
- Sun glasses
- Sun screen
- Sun hat
- Down jacket
- 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