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    HAKUBA & MYOKO BC ADVENTURE
    9 Nights | 8 Days Guided Skiing / Riding
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    USD 2,661
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    Ability: Advanced to Expert
    The HAKUBA ALPS are the ultimate when it comes to steep alpine terrain in Japan and the MYOKO KOGEN area receives some of the highest snow falls in Japan. This backcountry tour takes in the steep & deep alpine terrain of the Hakuba Valley and the deep POW around Myoko.
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    Inclusions
    • NZMGA or equivalent qualified professional mountain guide (1:5 ratio)
    • Tail guide (with ski touring groups)
    • 8 guided ski days & 8 days of lift tickets
    • 9 nights twin share accommodation & daily breakfast
    • Arrival transfer from Narita airport & inter-mountain transfers & more...
    Add-ons
    • Single room upgrade - Enquire for prices
    • Backcountry touring gear rentals - Enquire for price
    Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry, Sidecountry
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    Jan 18 - Jan 27, 2018
    10
    USD 2,661
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    Jan 29 - Feb 07, 2018
    10
    USD 2,661
    Filling
    Feb 07 - Feb 16, 2018
    10
    USD 2,661
    Available
    Feb 20 - Mar 01, 2018
    10
    USD 2,661
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    Mar 03 - Mar 12, 2018
    10
    USD 2,661
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    Mar 14 - Mar 23, 2018
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    USD 2,661
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    Alps to Coast Tour (Hakuba & Myoko)

    The Hakuba Alps are without doubt the most impressive mountain range in Japan. Only a very tiny number of people who visit the area ever venture into the backcountry; and that's because it is very steep and dangerous for those without local knowledge and experience.

    The Myoko Kogen area (which also potentially includes nearby resorts like Madarao/Tangram & Togakushi) is renowned for its abundant snow falls and fabulous tree skiing.

    The Alps to Coast Tour is a lift-accessed backcountry tour that takes in a wide range of areas throughout the Nagano and Niigata prefectures. These trips will be based out of Hakuba and Myoko but will travel to places like Shiga Kogen, Nozawa Onsen, Madarao and many more smaller resorts in search of the best snow. The aim is to ski deep powder all day. When the group can do this from the lifts, you will lap it up all day. If it has not snowed for a few days you will ski tour or take short boot packs to make sure you are skiing the best snow possible.

    Hakuba’s Northern Alps are without doubt the most impressive mountain range in Japan. Big mountains and deep snow can of course mean heightened avalanche danger. GoodGuides professional and certified guides will keep you safe and keep you skiing good snow in whatever weather conditions the mountains bring.

    The Myoko area is renowned for its abundant snowfall and fabulous tree skiing. From Myoko the guides are able to access a huge range of resorts and mountains that have varying weather patterns. This means that even when the weather is not cooperating you are potentially in range of some of the best skiing of your life!

    The guides are not only professionally trained and qualified but are in the field everyday and know the conditions and terrain inside out. The guides also have an extensive network in the local community enabling them to access local knowledge and information from the surrounding snow community.

    Ability & FitnessThese tours are aimed at skiers and riders from strong intermediate wanting to gain more backcountry experience to advanced/expert skiers and riders. The guides will split sidecountry or ski touring groups accordingly.

    Equipment Required
    You will have avalanche safety gear supplied as part of the package. Ski touring groups will also need touring gear which could be skis with touring bindings & skins, a split board with skins and/or snow shoes. Goodguides has a range of back country rental at great rates.  

    These tours can also be customised to your dates and group (subject to availability). Enquire here for a custom quote>>

    Advanced bookings are essential as these tours book out well ahead of time.


    Beautiful Hakuba

    Akakura village (Myoko Kogen)...

    ..Myoko powder.

    Accommodation

    Hakuba Lodging
    Meteor is located in the Echoland village and an easy walk to lots of restaurants and bars.

    The hotel/chalet offers lovely communal spaces where you can lounge about and relax. There is a self-cater kitchen so you can cook your own meals if you don't want to head out to one of the many Hakuba restaurants, or dinner can be provided on-site (with reservation the night before). A daily breakfast is provided.

    All rooms have private en suite bathrooms (with bath tub) and include soap, shampoo, toothbrush, hair dryer and towels.

    There is a common computer for guest use and wifi is available. There are also on-site laundry facilities.


    Meteor Log Hotel

    Typical twin room...

    ...nice common areas


    Myoko Lodging
    Mon Repos Lodge is located in a ski-in ski-out position at Akakura Kanko Resort at Myoko Kogen., and only a short walk to the Akakura Onsen village with its many restaurants.

    The lodge has a wonderful cosy mountain lodge vibe. It is family-run and there are 3 generations of Japanese hospitality that really make the lodge special. The lodge has a communal area with a fireplace and bar.

    The lodge has rooms with western single beds and some rooms have private bathrooms, whilst others utilise shared bathrooms.

    Daily breakfast is provided as part of the package and other meals can be arranged with reservation the night before. Dinners are delicious and incorporate locally sourced ingredients including delicious seafood from the nearby coast. Every meal is unique and comes with several small dishes.

    The lodge has a computer for guest use and wifi is available. There are laundry facilities on-site.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 (arrival day):
    Transfer to Hakuba to where your guide will be waiting to greet you. From there your guide will give you an introduction to the local area, make sure you have everything you need, and deliver you to your hotel for some relaxation before your dream ski trip begins!

    Day 2 to 5 (ski/ride Hakuba area):
    Goodguides professional mountain guides will decide the best place to ski each day. Your first morning will start with an in-depth avalanche safety briefing and training. This will give you the confidence to use your equipment with the aim of giving you more skills and knowledge to take away with you at the end of the trip.

    From here you will potentially ski at any of the 9 resorts within the Hakuba Valley and also other non-ski field access back-country locations. 

    Day 6 (Transfer to Myoko):
    There is the option to ski in Hakuba and transfer in the evening, or transfer early in the morning to ski in the Myoko area. Or there are also ski/snowboard options along the way. This will be decided depending on where the best snow conditions are.

    Day 7 to 9 (Ski/ride Myoko area):
    Again your guides will decide which areas to ski at each day. Options include any of the resorts at Myoko or short trips to Madarao/Tangram and Togakushi amongst other options.

    Day 10 (Departure day):
    Wind up the trip with a free day of skiing and or transfer back the airport or your next destination.

    Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

    2018 Rates Full Price: ¥299,000
    • Price is per person, based on twin occupancy
    • Single travelers can request a single room upgrade (subject to availability)
    • Base/invoice currency is Japanese Yen - convert to your currency here
    Inclusions
    • NZMGA or equivalent qualified professional mountain guide (1:5 ratio)
    • Tail guide (with ski touring groups)
    • 8 guided ski days & 8 days of lift tickets
    • 9 nights twin share accommodation & daily breakfast
    • Arrival transfer from Narita airport & inter-mountain transfers & more...
    • Backcountry insurance & use of pack (beacon + shovel + probe)
    • Local knowledge and interaction with real local people!
    Optional Extras
    • Single room upgrade - Enquire for prices
    • Backcountry touring gear rentals - Enquire for price
    Not Included

    Good Guides Terms and conditions

    Deposit & Balance
    50% deposit is required to confirm your booking. Full payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour. If the tour is booked within 60 days of departure, full payment is required to confirm.

    Cancellation Policy
    Cancellation within 60 days but 30 days prior to the tour will incur a tariff in the amount of 50% of the full tour cost. Cancellations within 30 days will incur a tariff in the amount of 100% of the full tour cost. Goodguides reserves the right to cancel any tour at any time (typically due to inclement weather, unsafe backcountry travel conditions or guide injury / sickness). In the event of cancellation, the customer will be offered the opportunity to either reschedule or receive a full refund.