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Price p/p Price is based on a private group of 5 for 2023-24 season
base/invoice currency is JPY (Japanese Yen)
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USD 127

HAKUBA BACKCOUNTRY DAY TOURS
Private Groups Only - Max 5 In Group

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p Price is based on a private group of 5 for 2023-24 season
base/invoice currency is JPY (Japanese Yen)
displayed price may vary due to exchange rate fluctuations.
USD 127
Reach out above and beyond the boundaries of the Hakuba ski resorts & be guided to the sheer expanse of backcountry with touring gear. Daily rate is 99,000 yen for 1 person up to 5 people (ie solo can't join a mixed group). Day guiding or multi-day guiding.
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Hakuba Backcountry Day Tours

Most people visit Hakuba and peer beyond the resort boundaries drooling over the incredible terrain that surrounds the resorts.

There is no doubt that the Hakuba Alps has some of the steepest and most expansive terrain in Japan which can be daunting for those who may not know the terrain or where to begin.

Join Northern Heights Guides for an epic day (or more) of backcountry riding and they will help you navigate these wonderful mountains in a safe and efficient manner.

The Hakuba backcountry guiding is for private groups only (ie you can't join a mixed group as a solo, the price is a fixed cost for 1 to 5 people) so depending on the weather, the guide can customise the tour to your group's needs. Whether you are a first timer in the backcountry who needs some tips or a seasoned powder-hound who is super fit, the guide can cater the tour to your group's ability level and amount of work you want to put into your turns.  

Hakuba guiding typically sells out well in advance so be sure to book your day with a long lead time. If you have any questions or want to check about availability, please make a booking request.

Tour Details:

Backcountry day tours can usually get 2 - 3 runs a day and upwards of 800~1,500 vertical meters hiking in a day, depending on the locations and group level. Lifts will be used where appropriate to assist with vertical gain.

Duration:

7.5 hours inclusive from collection to drop off.

What to Bring:

All backcountry tours will require touring equipment (touring skis with skins, splitboard with skins or snowshoes), avalanche safety gear (beacon, probe, shovel), backpack (25L minimum), lunch & snacks, water, warm clothes, helmet, goggles, sunglasses, money for lift(s).

Participant Skills:

The Hakuba backcountry tours are for those who can competently ski and board in powder and variable snow conditions. If you would like to try backcountry, but are not sure of your level, please feel free to ask us. We can customise the day to suit your level.

Skiing Skills:

Usually this will mean a minimum strong intermediate level with the ability to link parallel turns on all runs in all snow conditions, negotiate turning in trees, avoiding hazards, following a traverse on skis and being fit enough to hike up.

Snowboarding Skills:

Usually this will mean a minimum strong intermediate level with the ability to link toe and heel side turns on all runs in all snow conditions, negotiate turning in trees, avoiding hazards, reading terrain and carrying speed across flats, following a traverse on board and being fit enough to hike up.

Rates, inclusions & Add-Ons

2024 Rates

Private Group ¥99,000
  • price is the same for any group size of 1 up to 5
  • maximum 5 people in a group
  • base/invoice currency is Japanese Yen (JPY)
  • if you have any questions or want to check availability, please make a booking request
Inclusions
  • Full day guiding with professional & qualified guides (max 5 guests per group)
  • Transport around Hakuba area in private vehicle
  • Backcountry insurance
  • Assistance with local services
  • Totally tailored to you at your pace
  • Flexible start time. Recommended is 08:00 ~ 15:30. End time is 16:00.
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  • Lunch - byo

Northern Heights Guiding Terms and Conditions:

Deposit and Payment:

We kindly request a 50% deposit to confirm a booking. Full payment should be completed 30 days prior to the booking.

Cancellation Policy

30~20 days prior, cancellation is 50% of the total cost

19~0 days prior, cancellation is 100% of the total cost.

Northern Heights Guiding reserves the right to cancel the tour for circumstances including but not limited to ; high avalanche danger, high winds or inclement weather, staff issues. If in the unlikely event that the tour is cancelled by Northern Heights Guiding, we will endeavor to provide an alternate date(s) and/or a full refund.