Japan Powder Skiing Tour

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

Japan provides an incredible skiing experience: deep powder skiing through ancient forests, steep chutes, and ridge lines. Our trips are focused on both the skiing and cultural aspects of Japan. The Powder Skiing Tour is designed for lift accessed backcountry skiing (no ski touring equipment required).

The Japan Powder Skiing Tour will visit two areas on the island of Honshu: Hakuba Valley and Tenjin. Hakuba and Tenjin have some of the biggest mountain terrain in the country. Peaks soar to nearly 3000m elevation. Big winter storms with dry cold Japanese powder.

In the Hakuba Valley area we will stay in a boutique slope side ski in/out lodge. Using our passenger van, we will also have access to a number of ski resorts in the area. 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.

Our second stop is the quiet Japanese mountain town of Minakami, home to the legendary Tenjin Ski Area. We will stay in a local family run Ryokan (Hotel) with an onsite Onsen and traditional Japanese meals. Just down the street is a local craft brewery. There is the option of a day trip to an ancient outdoor Onsen set deep in the mountains of Japan.

Our guides have years of experience in Japan and in depth knowledge of best skiing in the area.


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.

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.
  • January 26 to Feb 1, 2026 Powder Tour $5300 CAD Per Person (Estimated)

    $2500 deposit required to secure your spot.  Balance due on September 1, 2025. 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



    Jan 26 to Feb 1, 2026 Itinerary:

  • Jan 26: Meet in Hakuba, van pickup from Hakuba bus station. Hakuba lodge check in and avalanche safety training.
  • Jan 26 to 29: Hakuba Valley Backcountry Skiing
  • Jan 30 to Feb 1: Tenjin Backcountry Skiing
  • Feb 1: Travel from Hakuba to Tokyo after ski day
  • You will need the following gear for your trip:

    • Hardshell travel case for skis
    • Suitcase with rollers for easy travel
    • Powder Skis (Minimum 110cm underfoot) or Powder Snowboard
    • Poles, Boots, etc
    • Avalanche kit: transceiver (digital), probe, shovel (We have rentals available also)
    • Helmet and 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
    Tenjin After The Storm
    Tenjin After The Storm
    Tenjin 2018 Crew Miso Soup Japan
    Minikami Restaurant Japan
    Backcountry Powder Tree Skiing Tenjin Japan
    Big Mountain Skiing Tenjin Japan
    Backcountry Powder Skiing Tenjin Japan
    Backcountry Powder Skiing Tenjin Japan
    Tenjin Japan Powder Backcountry Skiing Tanigawadaki
    Partying in Tokyo, Japan
    Powder Board, Mt Tanigawadaki, Tenjin, Japan
    Japan Airlines Going West
    Korysan Powder Cowboy Tenjin Japan
    Chicken Karagi Minikami Japan
    Tenjin Gondola Japan
    Tenjin Backcountry Skiing
    Minikami Winter Roads Japan
    Tenjin North Bowls Japan Backcountry Skiing
    Temples, Tokyo, Japan