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Iwate Guided Day Trips

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Price p/p 1-2 People: ¥55,000JPY flat rate 3 People: ¥63,000JPY flat rate 4-6 People: ¥17,000JPY per person
Base/invoice currency is Japanese Yen
*Displayed price may vary slightly due to currency fluctuations
USD 155

PRIVATE GROUPS ONLY | Max group of 6 per guide

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p 1-2 People: ¥55,000JPY flat rate 3 People: ¥63,000JPY flat rate 4-6 People: ¥17,000JPY per person
Base/invoice currency is Japanese Yen
*Displayed price may vary slightly due to currency fluctuations
USD 155
If you are heading to the Iwate region these PRIVATE GROUP guided day tours are a must! In-resort powder hunting, lift-access sidecountry & backcountry touring are all options. Resorts include Shizukuishi, Geto Kogen, Tazawako, Hachimantai Shimokura & Panorama, Amihari, Iwate Snow Park & Appi Kogen.
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Custom Booking Period: Jan 10 - Mar 31, 2020
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Iwate Guided Day Trips

Please note: these tours are for PRIVATE GROUPS ONLY i.e. you cannot join a group as a solo / small group. Pricing is a fixed rate whether you are a single or up to 6 guests.

Ski areas in the Iwate region are generally on the smallish side (apart from Appi Kogen & Shizukuishi which are moderately sized ski areas) and these can get a little boring just skiing in the resorts for several days. However with little competition for the fresh powder, the 8 ski areas in the region are fabulous for a day or two and particularly good if you know where to find the endless powder stashes.

Any experienced Japow skier will tell you that resorts in Japan can be extremely strict about off-piste skiing or lift-accessed backcountry; JST has exclusive permission at certain resorts to access terrain that's banned for individual skiers.

So if you are with your family or group and want to experience some of the best skiing in the area, one or more of these days will be for you!!

Guiding OptionsDepending on your group's abilities, fitness level and preferred skiing/riding style, JST offer a variety of options for your epic adventure....

Resort Powder Guiding: If you're looking for a day of being shown all the best lift-accessed and easily skiable powder with very little effort, this product is for you. Local knowledge from the guides will open up the best stashes and hidden lines that you wouldn't even know existed without a guide! Booking a day trip will get you familiarized quickly with the resorts and save you lots of time!

Lift Accessed Backcountry: This option is all about accessing the best possible powder using existing lift infrastructure. A little work will be required here and there, but generally this type of guiding is all about maximising your off-piste vertical and minimizing your hiking. The powder stashes you can find with just a bit of effort might surprise you!

Backcountry Touring: Iwate provides plentiful backcountry touring options, especially in the secret nooks and crannies that make this region so special. Unlike many other regions in Japan, Iwate has a surprising amount of wide open backcountry, leaving skiers to make big lines independent of trees. Since there's so many options, it mostly depends on weather and your level of fitness.

Resorts VisitedJST operate out of a base at Appi Kogen Resort however they will make decisions at the last minute based on weather & snow conditions as to where to ski on that day. If the conditions are ripe at Appi Kogen, why travel when you can get the best right at your doorstep?!

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Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2019/20 rates

1-2 People: ¥55,000 flat rate
3 People: ¥63,000 flat rate
4-6 People: ¥17,000 per person

  • Qualified English speaking guide (max group of 6)
  • Accomodation pickup/drop off (ex Appi, Hachimantai City, Morioka city and Shizukuishi area)
  • Flat rate, maximum 6 clients per guide
  • Pick-ups from other locations +10,000 yen depending on to/from location
  • Avalanche safety gear rental (beacon, shovel, probe)
Not Included
  • Lift passes
  • Ski/snowboard equipment

Japan Ski Tours Terms & Conditions

Deposit and Full Payment

  • Deposit is 50% of the trip cost
  • The remaining balance is due one month before trip departure
  • Credit card payments may be made via Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express

Cancellation Policy

  • 30% cancellation fee for cancellations made more then 3 months before the start of your trip
  • 50% cancellation fee for cancellations made between 1-3 months before trip departure
  • No refund for any cancellations made less than one month before trip departure 

Cancellation by Japan Ski Tours
Japan Ski Tours reserves the right to cancel any program due to weather or route conditions. If a tour is canceled before commencing, due to weather or route conditions, then a full refund will be given; however, JST is not responsible for any additional expenses incurred in preparing for the program (i.e., airline tickets, equipment purchase or rental, hotel reservations).