Hakuba Backcountry Guiding

Single and Multi-Day Backcountry Tours In Hakuba

Come and explore the vast Hakuba backcountry and some of the very best powder skiing in Japan. The Japan Alps average 12+ meters of beautiful powder snow each year, and no other mountain range in Japan has comparable terrain with amazing powder! In Japan, or anywhere else in the world, it doesn’t get much better than this! Evergreen Backcountry Guides are certified avalanche professionals and seasoned backcountry guides.

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Intro To Backcountry (Backcountry Introduction)

Discover the allure of the backcountry! The Intro to Backcountry course will introduce you to the fundamentals of ski or split-board touring in the Japanese Alps. For skiers or snowboarders this is the perfect course to try out backcountry terrain, get away from the resorts and learn all the basic points to get in and safely out of the winter mountains. By practicing with professional guides participants will have a solid base to build their backcountry adventures upon. No previous backcountry touring experience necessary, though upper intermediate skiing and riding ability in Off-piste area is necessary to navigate the backcountry terrain.

AREAS OF TRAINING

  • AT ski bindings & skins
  • Splitboard bindings & skins
  • Setting an uptrack
  • Choosing ascent routes
  • Choosing descent routes
  • Clothing & personal gear
  • Beacon, probe & shovel use
  • Group management
  • Weather and snowpack analysis
intro to backcountry tour in hakuba

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2018-2019 Season: Dec 15 – April 15
Location: Hakuba / Nagano BC
Price: ¥19,500
Time: 7:55 – 15:30
Minimum Number: 2 People
Minimum Age: 16 yrs
Includes: Avalanche 3-piece set+pack Rental, Guide, BC insurance & Tax
Not included: Food, Drinks, Lift tickets (access)
Required: Intermediate Ski/Snowboard riding skill in off-piste area and good fitness
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Usagi Tour (Entry Level Backcountry)

For those who are just starting to explore the backcountry. An intermediate ski, snowboard, or telemark skill level and a solid fitness level are all that is necessary. Participants on our Usagi (Bunny) Tour should be able to competently ride powder and negotiate through gladed trees and open bowls. The Usagi BC Tour requires hiking up slopes and ridges using alpine touring bindings & skins for skiers and snowshoes or split-board with skins for snowboarders. There will be approximately 3 hours of hiking broken up in the day and approximately 500~700 vertical meters of skiing. This introductory level tour is a great way to get off-piste, access epic terrain and ride the fantastic backcountry Hakuba has to offer!

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RESERVATION
2018-2019 Season: Dec 15 – April 15
Location: Hakuba / Nagano BC
Price: ¥19
,500
Time: 7:55 – 15:30
Minimum Number: 2 People
Minimum Age: 16 yrs
Includes: Avalanche 3-piece set+pack Rental, Guide, BC insurance & Tax
Not included: Food, Drinks, Lift tickets (access)
Required: Intermediate Ski/Snowboard riding skill in off-piste area and good fitness
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Kitsune Tour (Advanced Level Backcountry)

For those who have had experience in the winter backcountry and are confident in their ability to ride in variable conditions. Participants on our Kitsune (Fox) Tour should be capable to ride powder in gladed trees and steeper terrain and have a fairly strong fitness level.

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2018-2019 Season: Dec 15 – April 15
Location: Hakuba / Nagano BC
Price: ¥19
,500
Time: 7:55 – 15:30
Minimum Number: 2 People
Minimum Age: 16 yrs
Includes: Avalanche 3-piece set+pack Rental, Guide, BC insurance & Tax
Not included: Food, Drinks, Lift tickets (access)
Required: Previous Backcountry experience (5-10 times) and very good fitness
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Kamoshika Tour (Expert Level Backcountry)

For the advanced skier or snowboarder who has joined our Usagi or Kitsune tour. You will have to be fit and have experience in the backcountry to join in on these challenging and exciting trips into Hakuba’s steeper terrain. The pace of this tour is a little faster as we aim to access a little farther off the beaten track in search of the best lines.

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2018-2019 Season: Dec 15 – April 15
Location: Hakuba / Nagano BC
Price: ¥19,500
Time: 7:55 – 15:30
Minimum Number: 2 People
Minimum Age: 16 yrs
Includes: Avalanche 3-piece set+pack Rental, Guide, BC insurance & Tax
Not included: Food, Drinks, Lift tickets (access)
Required: Previous Backcountry Kitsune tour with Evergreen Backcountry Guide
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Private Tour (Tailored)

If you and your group are looking to venture off on a Hakuba backcountry tour of any level we can arrange a guide for your private group. This type of tour would be recommended if you have a group of friends with similar skiing/boarding ability and you would like to keep the crew limited to your group of friends. We provide complimentary pick up and drop off service for all our private tours.

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2018-2019 Season: Dec 15 – April 15
Location: Hakuba / Nagano
Price: ¥57,500 for 1, add ¥6,000 for each additional
¥16,000/person for a group of 6 and more
Time: 7:55 – 15:30
Minimum Number: 1 Person
Includes: Avalanche 3-piece set+pack Rental, Guide, BC insurance & Tax
Not included: Food, Drinks, Lift tickets (access)

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Off-Piste Tours

Lift-Accessed Hakuba Powder Tours


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“Amazing guides. Robbie, Mike and Bill took us out to Cortina, taught us a lot and showed us a great time…Could not recommend it enough.”Natalie (Australia)