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HAKUBA BACKCOUNTRY TOURING
9 Nights | 8 Days Guided Skiing / Riding
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USD 2,661
5% discount off advertised price if you book before July 15 2017
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Don't drool over the endless backcountry lines that you can see from the Hakuba ski resorts. Escape the ski resorts on this backcountry and sidecountry tour, and with a lead and tail guide explore the steep & deep backcountry terrain of the Hakuba Valley.
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Inclusions
  • 9 nights twin share accommodation & daily breakfast
  • 8 days guided skiing/boarding
  • All ground transport between accom and trail heads/ski areas
  • Backcountry insurance & use of pack (beacon + shovel + probe)
  • Lead & tail guides (including a Japanese speaking a guide)
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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
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Feb 09 - Feb 18, 2018
10
USD 2,661
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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
10
USD 2,661
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Hakuba Complete Backcountry Tour

The Hakuba Complete Backcountry Tour is a backcountry tour of the Hakuba area. The Hakuba Complete BC is an advanced trip and is designed for people who have experience ski touring and want to get off the beaten track and access remote areas away from the ski resorts.

Ski touring and ski mountaineering at Japan's mecca, the Northern Japanese Alps, is a fabulous destination to push your limits and ski the deep and steep back country that is hands down the best big mountain skiing that Japan has to offer. 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.

Goodguides have over 10 years experience of skiing in central Japan giving them an intimate knowledge of the local mountains, weather patterns and local culture. Owner and operator Jerry Williams has fluency in the Japanese language, and his love of Japanese culture will ensure you get a well rounded trip with the absolute best in both skiing and culture.

All guides are professionally trained and qualified and are in the field everyday and know the conditions and terrain inside out.

They 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 who are advanced to expert riders with backcountry experience. This Hakbua backcountry tour involves a lot of up-hill hiking/skinning on skis, split board or snow shoes so you will need to have a very good level of fitness.

Equipment RequiredYou will have avalanche safety gear supplied as part of the package, however you will also need touring gear which could be skis with touring bindings & skins, split board with skins and/or snow shoes.

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.


Don't just look at it; do it!

Staying in beautiful Hakuba...

...plenty of restaurants & bars

Accommodation

You will stay at a hand picked comfortable and stylish accommodation in Hakuba. The accommodations selected are all run by locals and accommodation foreign guests.

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

Typical twin room...

...nice common areas



Lodge Motoi is located in the beautiful setting in the forested area to the north of the Hakuba Valley. 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 is provided as part of the package and there are optional home cooked dinners so you can get proper rest and leave your energy and focus for the mountains. Motoi meals are a highlight of every guest's visit to Japan. Alternatively you can have meals out in town instead.

Itinerary

This tour is based in Hakuba.

Day 1 (Arrival Day):

Transfer to Hakuba 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 to settle in 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.

Your professional mountain guides will decide the best place to ski each day based on weather and snow conditions, and you'll potentially ski at any of the 9 resorts within the Hakuba Valley and also other non-­ski field access backcountry locations, which don't need to be disclosed here!

Day 10 (Departure Day): 
After breakfast you will check out of the hotel and head back to Tokyo or onto your next adventure, with a lifetime of incredible memories.

2017-18 Rates & Inclusions

Rates Full Price: ¥299,000
  • Price is per person, based on twin occupancy
  • Single travellers can request a single room upgrade (subject to availability)
  • Payments are in Japanese Yen
Inclusions
  • NZMGA or equivalent qualified professional mountain guide (1:5 ratio)
  • Tail guide
  • Japanese speaking lead guide or tail guide
  • 8 guided ski days of ski touring/ lift access backcountry
  • 8 days lift tickets
  • 9 nights twin share accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Arrival transfer
  • All private transfers on guided ski days
  • Backcountry insurance
  • Local knowledge and interaction with real local people!

Not Included
  • Flights - book flights here
  • Travel insurance
  • 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

Optional Add-Ons
  • Single room upgrade - Enquire for prices
  • Backcountry touring gear rentals - Enquire for price
Inclusions
  • 9 nights twin share accommodation & daily breakfast
  • 8 days guided skiing/boarding
  • All ground transport between accom and trail heads/ski areas
  • Backcountry insurance & use of pack (beacon + shovel + probe)
  • Lead & tail guides (including a Japanese speaking a guide)
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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.