About Evergreen Backcountry Guides

“Returning people to nature…”

Hailing from all corners of the globe, the Evergreen Backcountry Guides bring to Hakuba a wealth of knowledge and experience so you can safely enjoy skiing Japan powder in the Hakuba backcountry.

What do we do on our days off? The same thing we do with our guests everyday, we return ourselves to nature! We love our job, it’s as simple as that. The EBG team understand the impact these experiences can have when we visit these natural spaces, the profound way that this time spent outdoors can filter back to the decisions we make, and how we choose to live from that moment forward.

Life challenging and thus life changing experiences… simply put, this is what we want to share with you.

Meet the Guides

Meet The Guides

Evergreen Backcountry Guides CEO and Chief Guide, Dave Enright, has over 2 decades of mountain guiding experience beginning in his own backyard, the Coast Mountains of B.C. Canada. A Professional Member of the internationally recognised Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) and qualified guide with the Canadian Ski Guides Association (CSGA), Dave had a pioneering role in avalanche education and safety since his arrival in Japan over 20 years ago.

Dave’s attitude toward safety is founded on years of involvement in the worldwide avalanche community and his own development as a qualified mountain professional.

Under this leadership, we have assembled a team of guides who are highly trained and certified in avalanche risk management, backcountry travel and first aid.

Each one of our Guides brings something unique to the team, but we all share a passion for the mountains and intimate knowledge of Hakuba’s best lines. Operationally, we meet daily to collaborate and discuss snowpack data, weather observations and tour itineraries to make sure you are headed to the best snow in safe conditions every day.

Off-Piste Tours

Lift-Accessed Hakuba Powder Tours

  • EISS
  • Evergreen Outdoor Center
  • Evergreen Alpine Academy