Looking for an intense Japan Backcountry ski trip?

Jump on a plane and let us do the organizing for you! We have hand-selected the best accommodation in town to fit your budget and created an itinerary so you can ski the best lines in the Hakuba Valley. Pristine backcountry and lift accessed side country, your qualified guide knows where to find the deepest powder throughout the endless terrain found in the majestic Japanese Alps.

With 8 full days of skiing you will be able to explore the off-piste and backcountry areas of up to 8 different resorts. Each day you will be picked up from your accommodation by your guide who will bring everything you need for an excellent day in the mountains. You can choose to have lunch in the backcountry with stunning views over the valley, OR, you can eat at any one of the incredible local restaurants to enjoy some Japanese cuisine. This is your holiday and we are here to make sure you get an authentic taste of what the Hakuba Valley has to offer.

Send us an enquiry if you would like to discuss further how we can accommodate your group. Now is the time to start planning a trip that will have you backcountry skiing Japan this Winter.

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TBC on initial reservation

What is Included:
8 nights
9 days
Transfers from Hakuba Train / Bus Terminal
Dedicated Guide
Touring Skis / Split Board Hire
Daily transport to and from your accommodation
Packed lunches for backcountry days
Monday night Evergreen Apres’ at ‘The Pub’

Accommodation Options:
Japanese Pension (fully catered)
Modern Luxury Apartment (catered OR self catered)
Self Catered Budget Accommodation

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kevin klein has had his fair share of hakuba backcountry tours


Book now and save…pay ¥49,950 for 3 tours over a 7 day period – that’s 10% off. As well as that, get the added flexibility of customising your itnerary to suit.

Pick the best 3 days out of 7 days of guided trips on any of our group Off-Piste or Backcountry tours in Hakuba. Get yourselves booked in now, and lock down dates when you are here.

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you' ll need skis like these for your hakuba backcountry tour


Whatever you ride, we have you covered. We have a great selection of touring skis and splitboards in our rental fleet to help you make the most of your time.

For snowboarders we have been moving away from snowshoes and towards splitboards – if you’re a boarder and not sure of the best option have a chat with one of our guides.

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radiot photography can shoot your next hakuba backcountry tour


Years of experience shooting in Whistler and Japan. Tomo from Radiot Photography can accompany Evergreen off-piste and BC tours upon request.

No booking fee, no hourly rate. Tomo offers the best quality and the best value for powder photography throughout the Hakuba valley. Let Tomo capture your epic powder moments!


More Information

We offer backcountry gear rentals. These are offered to everyone on a day-by-day basis, but please be aware that clients on our tours take priority as well as receiving a generous discount. Prices per day are as follows:


General Price / Day Price for AST course participants Price for BC Tour participants
Beacon ¥3,300 ¥2,200 Included in Tour
Probe ¥2,200 ¥1,500 Included in Tour
Shovel ¥2,200 ¥1,500 Included in Tour
Backpack ¥2,200 ¥1,500 Included in Tour
BCA Airbag Backpack w/ air cylinder ¥3,300 ¥2,200 ¥1,500
BCA Air Cylinder (only) ¥1000 ¥650 ¥650
BCA Air Cylinder (refill/replace) *only cylinders from Japan ¥4,000 ¥4,000 ¥4,000
Poles ¥2,000 ¥1,500 ¥1,500
Snow Shoes ¥3,300 ¥2,500 ¥2,500
Skins ¥3,300 ¥2,500 ¥2,500
Alpine Trekkers ¥2,750 ¥1,250 ¥1,250
3 Piece companion set (beacon, shovel, probe) ¥5,500 ¥4,400 Included in Tour
5 Piece set (companion set + any 2 from above) ¥9,900 ¥7,150 N/A
Splitboard w/ bindings ¥6,600 ¥5,500 (skins & poles included) ¥5,500 (skins & poles included)
Powder Skis w/ touring bindings ¥6,600 ¥5,500 (skins & poles included) ¥5,500 (skins & poles included)
BCA Air Cylinder (only) 1 day = ¥1,000 1 day = ¥ 650 1 day = ¥ 650
2 day = ¥ 1,500 2 day = ¥ 1000 2 day = ¥ 1000
3 day = ¥ 2,000 3 day = ¥ 1,350 3 day = ¥ 1,350
4 day = ¥2,500 4 day = ¥ 1,700 4 day = ¥ 1,700
5 day = ¥ 3,000 5 day = ¥ 2,050 5 day = ¥ 2,050
6 day = ¥ 3,500 6 day = ¥ 2,400 6 day = ¥ 2,400
7 day = ¥ 4,000 7 day = ¥ 2,750 7 day = ¥ 2,750
add ¥500 /day add ¥ 350 add ¥350

We kindly request credit card details for rentals outside of regular tours. If you are renting avalanche gear, you and all of your group should be familiar with using the gear, you should understand current avalanche conditions and have knowledge of your intended route(s).

This is an important question as no one wants to be in over their head, holding up a group or spending their day standing around waiting for others to make it down the mountain. We do our very best to make sure everyone is grouped properly, however this process will only benefit you if it starts with a realistic assessment of your riding abilities.

Please beware that our tours are geared towards advanced-intermediate, advanced and expert skiers.

We will work with you through the booking process to explore in more detail your skill level so we can ensure you will get the most out of your day in the mountains.

  • In the interest of safety, EBG reserves the right to direct guests to on-piste terrain, and/or a safe exit from the tour route, if it is determined that your skill level is insufficient to safely navigate natural hazards and keep up with the pace of your group. Please be aware that we are unable to give on-piste instruction and guiding, unless you have booked a private group tour where all participants are happy to change the tour itinerary. Refunds on tours or lift tickets in these situations will not be available.


All skiers must feel confident making solid parallel turns, of varying rhythm and size, on steep blue or black angled terrain at an active pace. Being able to manage this terrain in deep snow or crud (depending on conditions) is of particular importance.

Critical skills are being able to hold a strong edge for high traverses and the ability to read terrain effectively so you can avoid the pitfalls of flat benches, miniature gullies and deep pow that will often stop snowboarders in their tracks. Literally.

All Riders:
Much of Hakuba’s best and most protected terrain is among the trees in areas with naturally occurring hazards, so you need to be able to navigate these and make turns where the terrain dictates. Many runs end with trails that are winding, narrow and bumpy ‘luge’ like exits where speed control is a requirement. With the assistance of your guide you can expect to cross partially open creek beds, flat cat roads and benches on which we may need to hike/walk across.

Intro to Off-Piste Tours:
This introductory program provides the first time off-piste skier/rider with coaching on how to translate the abovementioned skills into powder and variable off-piste terrain. Depending on the amount of fresh snow, you will need to make sure you have an appropriate fat powder ski or board to get the most out of your day.

Advanced Off Piste & Backcountry Tours:
In these programs it is assumed that skiers/riders already have experience in powder, at least in off-piste terrain. You don’t necessarily need to have the best style but you need to be capable of making your way down the mountain at a reasonable pace relative to your group.

BACKCOUNTRY TOURS: For guests who have NEVER been backcountry touring, you will join the Usagi tour on your first day so you can receive instruction on how to climb and using the safety equipment.

We begin tours as soon as the snowpack is established – generally sometime in late December. Tours run through until April.
Group tours: Guide. Touring Skis / Split Board & Skins. 3 Piece Backpack (with shovel & probe). Beacon. Shuttle to Wadano Base. Tax… and ideally all the powder you can handle.
Tour itinerary depends on the level of skiing / riding ability of your groups and level of fitness for uphill hiking (if applicable for your tour).

The weather and snowpack stability are also considered to ensure safety. We ski the off piste and backcountry terrain of Tsugaike, Norikura, Cortina, Happo & Hakuba 47 etc

The Day Before
& pay, gear check & pre-tour briefing at 17:00

On The Day
at 7:55. Tour from 8:00 – 15:30.

  • Avalanche equipment – beacon, shovel, probe (mandatory & supplied)
  • At least a 25L pack with straps which can carry ski/board (unless you are a skier or split-boarder using skins) – note, we supply packs FOC
  • Skins or snowshoes (mandatory, skins are supplied)
  • Lunch, drinks and at least 1L water (mandatory)
  • Energy bars/chocolate/nuts etc (mandatory)
  • Layering for warmth, wicking & ventilation (mandatory)
  • Sunglasses (even if it is not sunny!) When you are hiking sunglasses are more comfortable to protect your eyes because they will not fog up. You can keep your goggles in your pack for the ski down.
  • Helmet (recommended)
  • A pair of lightweight gloves or glove liners for hiking (recommended)

We highly recommend that all clients have Backcountry Insurance. Please check with your travel insurance company – most insurance packages do not cover those skiing in Backcountry areas. We offer backcountry insurance for an additional ¥1,500/person/day.

“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)
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