Tour 1, 2 & 3
You will stay at the Meteor Log Hotel
which is a 7 bedroom Canadian log-style chalet which sleeps up to 22 guests or the Meteor Pension
which is next door, subject to availability.
It is located in the Echo Land village and is an easy walk to restaurants & bars.
The hotel/chalet provides lovely communal spaces and a self-cater kitchen so you can cook your own meals if you prefer.
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.
A daily breakfast is provided as part of the package and as mentioned you can self-cater your evening meals or the lodge hosts can provide evening meals for an extra fee.
They also offer a free shuttle service to the slopes, however you won't require this as you have your own private shuttle service for the duration of the tour.
Tour 4 (Feb 20 - March 1)
Meteor Log Hotel
Typical twin room...
...nice common areas
This mountaineering tour will be accommodated at Lodge Motoi
which is a traditional Japanese Pension with 9 well appointed rooms.
The lodge is located in the famously snowy Otari
in close proximity to Tsugaike, Iwatake, Norikura and Cortina ski fields.
The lodge has very authentic Japanese architectural features in the common areas with a cosy shared-lounge with fireplace and TV, plus free wifi is available throughout the lodge.
There is a variety of rooms from western-beds to traditional Japanese-tatami rooms (futons on the floor), all with a private sitting area. All rooms use shared bathroom facilities.
The lodge has a restaurant, bar and vending machines. Breakfast and 7 optional home cooked dinners are provided as part of the package so you can get proper rest and leave your energy and focus for the mountains.
fabulous authentic living spaces...
...nice rooms with seating
This tour starts in Haneda or Narita airport in Tokyo and ends in Hakuba.
Day 1 (Arrival Day):
Transfer to Hakuba (cost and booking of transfer included in package) 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 skiing holiday begins!
Day 2 to 9 (Guided Backcountry Days):
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 backcountry locations, which Good Guides do not wish to disclose here!
Your guide will decide the best place to ski each day based on weather and snow conditions.
Day 10 (Departure Day):
After breakfast on the last day you will check out of the hotel by 10 am and head home or onwards with a lifetime of incredible memories.
2017 Rates & Inclusions
Full Price: ¥299,000
Price is per person, based on double or triple occupancy
- Single travellers can request a single room upgrade (subject to availability)
- Payments are in Japanese Yen
- NZMGA or equivalent qualified professional mountain guide (1:5 ratio)
- 8 guided ski days
- 8 days lift tickets
- 9 nights twin / triple share accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Arrival transfer from Haneda or Narita airport to Hakuba
- All private transfers on guided ski days
- Backcountry insurance
- Professionalism that will take you to the best ski location on any given day. Every day is different in the mountains and conditions are ever changing. Let us do the thinking for you.
- Local knowledge and interaction with real local people!
- Flights - book flights here
- Lunch, dinner, snack, drinks (other than any shown in the itinerary/inclusions)
- Single room upgrades available upon request
- Airport transfer from Hakuba at end of the tour
- Touring gear which is required
- Single room upgrade - Enquire for prices
- Backcountry touring gear rentals - Enquire for price
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 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.