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Alps to Coast Tour

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USD 3,408

HAKUBA & MYOKO BC TOUR
8 Nights | 7 Day Skiing/Riding

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p From price based on 8-nights twin share room for group of 5 (price displayed is per person).
Base/invoice currency is in JPY inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 3,408
This backcountry tour includes the HAKUBA region with its steep alpine terrain and the MYOKO area which receives big snow falls. Choose from either a side country tour (lift accessed backcountry) or ski touring/skinning backcountry. Option to include a day of cat skiing & option for deluxe accommodation.
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Custom Booking Period: Jan 01 - Mar 31, 2022
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Alps to Coast Tour (Hakuba & Myoko)

For the 2022 season, this tour is available as a PRIVATE CUSTOMISABLE TOUR.

You can choose from lift-accessed backcountry or complete backcountry ski touring/split boarding or a combination of both....it's up to you and your group.

Please enquire to discuss your requirements.

Here is a sample of what the tour might look like...

The Alps to Coast Tour takes in a wide range of ski areas throughout the Nagano and Niigata prefectures. These trips will be based out of Hakuba and Myoko but may travel to places such as Shiga Kogen, Nozawa Onsen, Madarao and many more smaller resorts in the area 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 or 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. 

The Hakuba Alps are without doubt the most impressive mountain range in Japan with 9 ski areas in the valley plus limitless backcountry. Only a small number of people who visit the area ever venture into the backcountry due to its very steep and potentially dangerous conditions. Experience, qualified guides with local knowledge and experience are essential for your safety.

The Myoko Kogen area is renowned for its abundant snow falls 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 your guides have many options to take you to the best spot on the day.

GoodGuides are not only highly qualified mountain guides, they also have an extensive snow community network enabling them to access local knowledge and information.

Ability & Fitness

These tours are aimed at skiers and riders from strong intermediate wanting to gain more backcountry experience to advanced/expert skiers and riders.

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.

Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary but it's up to you and your group regarding what you'd like to achieve. Please enquire for a bespoke tour for your group.

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 4 (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 5 (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 6 to 8 (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.

NB If you choose to take up the option of cat skiing, the day for this will be dependent on the best snow conditions at the cat ski operation.

Day 9 (Departure day):
Wind up the trip with a free day of skiing and or transfer back the airport or your next destination.

Accommodation

Hakuba Lodging

Hamon Lodge

Hamon Lodge is owned & operated by GoodGuides. The lodge has a distinctly Japanese feel with traditional décor such as tatami flooring and shoji screens in the rooms, along with beautiful wooden furniture, yet it has some great features that are well appreciated by westerners such as comfortable beds, a relaxing living area, and a restaurant and bar where you can enjoy a cold beer.

Guest Rooms

The delightful rooms have warm lighting, soft timber finishes, traditional tatami flooring and original shoji screens that reflect a true Japanese style ryokan, representative of the real rural mountain village accommodation you’d expect in Japan. The rooms are warm, have comfortable mattresses and plenty of space for all your luggage requirements.

The lodge has double or twin rooms for up to 2 guests. Bathroom facilities are shared which includes an onsen style wet room in-house, so you can soak after a long day on the hill and rest those weary muscles.

Location

Hamon Lodge is located ski-in ski-out at the Hakuba Tsugaike Ski Resort, which offers the best sidecountry and backcountry terrain in Hakuba.

Tsugaike has its own distinctly Japanese village that has a smattering of restaurants and bars so you’ll be well fed and watered. The lodge offers easy access to local village shuttles services so you can explore the Hakuba Valley in its entirety.

Other Lodge Amenities

The lodge has a drying room and the heaters will be left running all night (unlike at some Japanese lodges!).


Western-style beds in Japanese rooms

Lovely dining area

...nice places to chill and hang out

Deluxe Accommodation Option

Or you can choose an accommodation upgrade to the deluxe Sierra Resort Hakuba, which is located near the northern border of Hakuba Village in Nagano Prefecture. Comprised of 25 acres of serene forest and landscaped gardens, and built in harmony with the nature surroundings, Sierra resort provides a chance to experience the beauty of the North Japanese Alps.

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.

Deluxe Accommodation Option

In Myoko you have the option of a deluxe traditional style Japanese Ryokan - Okayamakan. Become familiar with the true luxury of Japanese hospitality in this high end Ryokan with an in-house natural onsen which runs straight from the source to the hotel. Experience the finest local cuisine with an exquisite mix of freshly caught local seafood and mountain delicacies.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2022 Rates

Price: ¥355,000 Inclusions
  • NZMGA or equivalent qualified professional mountain guide (1:5 ratio)
  • 7 days of guided ski touring/lift access back country
  • 7 days of lift tickets
  • 8 nights twin share accommodation & daily breakfast
  • Airport arrival/departure transfer
  • Backcountry insurance & use of pack (beacon + shovel + probe)
  • All mountain transfers inc transfer b/n Hakuba & Myoko
Add-ons
  • Single room upgrade - Enquire for prices
  • Backcountry touring gear rentals - Enquire for price
  • Accommodation upgrade for Hakuba +/- Myoko
  • 1 day of snowcat skiing
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.