Hakuba MountainLife
Backcountry Guiding in Japan

See below for 2020 tour details. 

We specialise in multiple-day backcountry tours from Hakuba, Japan.  Solo travellers are welcome on all tours - you do not need your own group. All tours return to a hotel each evening, we do not stay in the mountains.

Our customers come to Japan specifically for a guided backcountry holiday, and many book their backcountry guiding upo to a year in advance. Please do not miss out by delaying.

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

If I do not offer the style of guided 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 13 backcountry seasons in Japan and is known for hard work, safety, professionalism, and quality of service.


Guided Tours & Avalanche Course Timeline

2020

Guided Backcountry Tours Summary

Tour Starts Length Difficulty Group Size Price Accommodation Location
Ryokan Roadtrip #1
20 Jan 2020
5 days
Moderate
4 people
230,000 yen, per person
Included
Not in Hakuba
Ryokan Roadtrip #2
27 Jan 2020
4 days
Moderate
4 people
190,000 yen, per person
Included
Not in Hakuba
Ryokan Roadtrip #3
03 Feb 2020
5 days
Moderate
4 people
230,000 yen, per person
Included
Not in Hakuba
Intro to Backcountry
25 Feb 2020
4 days
Easy :-)
4 people
72,000 yen, per person
Not Included
Hakuba Based
Ryokan backcountry

Good for easy going fit splitboarders or skiers

Starts

20 Jan 2020

Location

Not in Hakuba

Length

5 days

Difficulty

Moderate
Hakuba Japan Backcountry

This tour is shorter. Good for easy going skiers.

Starts

27 Jan 2020

Location

Not in Hakuba

Length

4 days

Difficulty

Moderate
Japan Backcountry

Good for fitter splitters or skiers

Starts

03 Feb 2020

Location

Not in Hakuba

Length

5 days

Difficulty

Moderate
Hakuba Backcountry Guiding

4 days in Hakuba's backcountry

Starts

25 Feb 2020

Location

Hakuba Based

Length

4 days

Difficulty

Easy :-)