As the local Hakuba backcountry ski season approaches I like to review past experiences and training. This gets my brain back into professional guide mode after being out of the game for the last 2 months in between north/south winters. A great place to start is to remind myself of what is expected of a professional guide, and think about times in the past when I hit the nail on the head, and more importantly, where I did not do well. Don't trust any guide who claims to never do a poor job! Guiding is a fun job with many nuances and challenges. Executing my job according to a defined set... read more
Hakuba MountainLife is a small backcountry guiding business in Hakuba, Japan. We strive for unsurpassed professionalism and quality in everything we do.