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Price p/p From price based on a twin share room for group tour for 2020 (price displayed is per person).
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USD 2,047

HAKUBA BACKCOUNTRY TOUR
7 Nights | 5 Days Guided Skiing / Riding

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on a twin share room for group tour for 2020 (price displayed is per person).
Base/invoice currency is in JPY inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,047
Most people who visit Hakuba only ever drool at the possible backcountry endless lines from a distance. Explore the steep & deep backcountry terrain of Hakuba with either a lift accessed side country tour or go deep in the backcountry via skinning/split board.
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Fixed Date(s)
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 21 - Jan 28, 2020
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,047
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Feb 08 - Feb 15, 2020
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,047
Availability: Available
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Custom Booking Period
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Custom Booking Period: Dec 15 - Mar 31, 2020
Min Days: From 3
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Hakuba Backcountry Powder Tour

The Hakuba Backcountry Powder Tour takes in the steep and deep of the Hakuba area. Each day the guides will take you to the best ski location for that day. Every day is different in the mountains and conditions are ever changing. Let the guides do the thinking for you. 

The tour will be split into two groups: 
  • the focus will be on lift-accessed sidecountry
  • the focus will be on getting a little further afield into the Hakuba backcountry via ski touring/split boarding/snowshoes
The Hakuba Powder Tour can cater to strong intermediate riders as well as advanced/experts skiers and snowboarders.

Sidecountry, 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. 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 and avalanche conditions the mountains bring.

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 & Fitness

These tours are aimed at skiers and riders who are strong intermediate riders wanting to gain more backcountry experience, and advanced to expert to riders. 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. Side country and ski touring groups will be split accordingly.

Equipment Required

You 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. Goodguides has a range of backcountry 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.

 


Don't just look at it; do it!

Staying in beautiful Hakuba...

...plenty of restaurants & bars

Itinerary

This tour is based in Hakuba.

Day 1:

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:

Free ski day to get your ski legs back and make sure all your gear is working well. This gives you time to get any equipment rentals you may need and pick up any gear that you haven't brought with you!

Day 3-7:

Your 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 the group will potentially ski at any of the 9 resorts within the Hakuba Valley and also other non-ski field access backcountry locations, which we do not wish to disclose here.

Day 8:

Wind up the trip with a day of free skiing and or transfer back to the airport or your next destination.

Accommodation

You will stay at a hand picked comfortable and stylish accommodation in Hakuba that is ski-in ski-out at Tsugaike.

Or you can request an accommodation upgrade to stay at the Sierra Resort Hakuba.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2020 Rates

Full Price: ¥230,000
  • Price is per person, based on twin occupancy
  • Single travellers can request a single room upgrade (subject to availability)
  • You can request an accommodation upgrade
  • Base/ invoice currency is Japanese Yen - convert to your currency here
  • Please enquire for a quote for private customised tours
Inclusions
  • 7 nights ski in/ski out accommodation twin share
  • 5 days of guided ski touring/lift access back country with certified mountain guide (NZMGA, ACMG, JMGA), 1:6 ratio, plus tail guide
  • 5 days of lift passes
  • Airport arrival/departure transfer
  • All mountain transfers
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Back-country equipment: beacon, shovel, probe & backpack
  • Back-country Insurance: please enquire for details
Add-ons
  • Single room upgrade - Enquire for prices
  • Backcountry touring gear rentals - Enquire for price
  • Accommodation upgrade to Sierra Resort Hakuba
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.