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Hakuba Backcountry Powder

Hakuba Backcountry Powder5/511
Hakuba Backcountry Powder5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews
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Hakuba Backcountry Powder - Reviews

Hakuba Backcountry Powder - 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.

Great day in an amazing venue!

Damon Krytzer26/02/2019
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    February

Great day in an amazing venue!

Damon Krytzer26/02/2019
Fun day - we had some tough conditions thrown at us by Mother Nature but Jerry and Kat were flexible and we had a really unforgettable day in a killer setting! Thanks for the audible and for a meaningful experience on our visit to Hakuba!

Solid experience

Eric14/02/2019
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    January

Solid experience

Eric14/02/2019
Jerry was great to work with through this process in securing a qualified guide. We had two solid days of lift assisted touring and had a proper powder adventure. Great photos from our guide as well (nice touch). Would highly recommend for folks looking to have a proper mountain experience in Hakuba.

Just wonderful

Jin12/02/2019
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Singapore
  • Month:
    February

Just wonderful

Jin12/02/2019
My family had a wonderful first time backcountry experience at Hakuba Cortina with a very patient guide, Jeremy from Goodguides. We ended on a high note for our entire ski holiday with this guided backcountry tour. Will definitely do it again!

Back country skiing in Hakuba with guide Nori from goodguides

Anna10/02/2019
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Czech Republic
  • Month:
    February

Back country skiing in Hakuba with guide Nori from goodguides

Anna10/02/2019
We had great day in Hakuba with our guide Nori. We really enjoyed and powder snow in Japan was the best experience for us. Thank you Nori!

Side country Hakuba Cortina

Jim28/01/2019
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Aus
  • Month:
    January

Side country Hakuba Cortina

Jim28/01/2019
Would really like to say thank you to Johnny (young Canadian Guide , also fluent in Japanese ) who helped steer two ,late 50s skiers ,down some beautiful powder slide country slopes at Cortina . Although we struggled at first ,as it is challenge dodging trees while trying to controlling your skis figuring out the technique required to ski powder . Johnny found some good powder with great pitches for us to enjoy. The ski out past the Dam was a highlight and will last in my memory,, till the next time.

Tip for mature skiers ,ski at lest 3 days before your side country tour as you need ski fitness and understanding of Japanese powder.

Hope to do it again next year!

Regards Jim

myoko

phil06/06/2017
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    japan
  • Month:
    February

myoko

phil06/06/2017
Great week with jerry, showed us some fantastic local fields covered in plenty of pow, we felt safe as jerry knows his stuff and is very aware of making sure clients get good and safe skiing. His local knowledge of the area meant a good time on and off the fields.

Good Guides in Hakuba

Dave Pitt17/05/2017
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month:
    February

Good Guides in Hakuba

Dave Pitt17/05/2017
We used Jerry and Tubs at Good Guides for a days tree skiing in Tsugaike Kogen and had an absolutely awesome day! Perfect conditions and powder galore. My 3 daughters loved it and Michelle voted it the "best day of her life".

Back Country Touring

Phill Pearson05/05/2017
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Japan
  • Month:
    April

Back Country Touring

Phill Pearson05/05/2017
We came across Good Guides through a recommendation from another company that was fully booked, and I'm so glad they were!

The first time we went out with Jerry he took us around Hakuba avoiding the other skiers, pushing us all day to try new things and educating on the mountain. It was an awesome introduction to touring around the area, so awesome that we came back the next weekend for more guiding!

We also spent another weekend up in a Tateyama, it was a handpicked trip based on the forecast and snow, again with both being perfect.

The only down side is that we found Jerry at the back end of the season, but its more encouragement to head back up to the mountains next winter and get to explore more of the region. Going out with Good Guides can only be summed up as stress free skiing (if you ignore some of the slopes they encourage you to get up and down!)

Excellent Hakuba guide

Peter Nimerius18/08/2016
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Month:
    February

Excellent Hakuba guide

Peter Nimerius18/08/2016
Skied with Jerry from Good Guides in Hakuba Cortina and Tsugaike Kogen last winter. Had an awesome day with deep fresh snow in Tsugaike Kogen. Jerry showed us fresh tracks all day until we were completely done for. Very good knowledge on the Hakuba area, speaks fluent Japanese which is a plus for encounters with the ski patrol and is overall a very nice guy. We went to a few really good local onsen's as well. If you go to Hakuba area, I think Good Guides is an excellent choice. We only did the private guiding so I can't speak for the lodgings or equipment.
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