Hakuba MountainLife
Backcountry Guiding

We specialise in week-long backcountry tours. Each tour has a different character, and some are outside Hakuba and away from resort towns. See below for details.

Our customers come to Japan specifically for a backcountry holiday, and book months in advance.

Private guiding is available for groups of friends and families. Please enquire very early.

If we do not offer the style of backcountry tour you want, or the location in Japan you prefer, please just ask. We'll try to customise something for you, subject to availability.

Please see our guide to tour difficulty here.

Your backcountry Ski Guide—Damian—is certified under the Association of Canadian Mountain  Guides (ACMG), has skied 12 backcountry seasons in Japan and is known for hard work, safety, professionalism, and quality of service.


Guided Tours & Avalanche Course Timeline

2019

Guided Backcountry Tours Summary

Tour Starts Length Difficulty Group Size Price Accommodation Location
Powder Week
14 Jan 2019
5 days
Challenging
4 people
89,000 yen
Not Included
Hakuba Based
Explorer Week
21 Jan 2019
5 days
Tough
4 people
99,000 yen
Not Included
Hakuba Based
Ryokan Roadtrip #1
28 Jan 2019
5 days
Moderate
4 people
237,000 yen
Included
Not in Hakuba
Ryokan Roadtrip #2
04 Feb 2019
5 days
Moderate
4 people
237,000 yen
Included
Not in Hakuba
Intro to BC Week
11 Feb 2019
5 days
Easy :-)
4 people
88,000 yen
Not Included
Hakuba Based
Camp Tour
20 Feb 2019
4 days
Challenging
4 people
91,000 yen
Included
Not in Hakuba
Deep Hakuba Powder

Our most freeride tour

Starts

14 Jan 2019

Location

Hakuba Based

Length

5 days

Difficulty

Challenging
Japan Backcountry

Our advanced tour

Starts

21 Jan 2019

Location

Hakuba Based

Length

5 days

Difficulty

Tough
Ryokan backcountry

Our most popular tour

Starts

28 Jan 2019

Location

Not in Hakuba

Length

5 days

Difficulty

Moderate
Ryokan backcountry

Our most popular tour

Starts

04 Feb 2019

Location

Not in Hakuba

Length

5 days

Difficulty

Moderate
Hakuba Backcountry Guiding

Our easiest week

Starts

11 Feb 2019

Location

Hakuba Based

Length

5 days

Difficulty

Easy :-)
Hakuba Backcountry Camping

This tour is in tents

Starts

20 Feb 2019

Location

Not in Hakuba

Length

4 days

Difficulty

Challenging