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.
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.
This is the ideal course for anyone looking to take their AST and improve their knowledge of the backcountry.
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!
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.
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.
“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)