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Hakuba Steep

Hakuba Steep5/511
Hakuba Steep5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews
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Hakuba Steep - Reviews

Hakuba Steep - Reviews

Worthwhile guides, even for side-country

Jon Murray11/03/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    March

Worthwhile guides, even for side-country

Jon Murray11/03/2019
Jerry from GoodGuides gave us a great day of side-country skiing off Tsugaike-Kogen resort. We chose that option due to varying ability levels and backcountry experience in our group, and Jerry optimized anything we could have accomplished on our own. Part of what Jerry brought was rolling with the punches of variable weather and issues outside our control. We delayed our guided day by a day to take advantage of an approaching storm, at his suggestion. After we arrived at the resort he had chosen because of its side-country gate options — Cortina — only to discover it had closed its upper terrain all day, we piled back into the van and quickly pivoted to Tsugaike. We were on mountain in no time and slicing through untracked pow. Even as the spring-like conditions changed the snow quality throughout the day, Jerry led us to new stashes and areas for exploration, including an afternoon hike off-piste. He brought us great skiing and adventure, along with good humor, making our guide day the highlight of our trip to Hakuba.