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Myoko Powder Tour

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Price p/p Sample price based on twin/double-share option with shared bathroom, 7 nights for the 23/24 season.
Base/invoice currency is in AUD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 1,467

7 Nights | 6 Days Lifts | 5 Mornings Guiding

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Sidecountry
Ability: Intermediate to Advanced
Price p/p Sample price based on twin/double-share option with shared bathroom, 7 nights for the 23/24 season.
Base/invoice currency is in AUD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 1,467
Get the best out of Myoko Kogen and nearby ski resorts and chase the powder with a Myoko Kogen Powder Tour. This tour includes quality accommodation in a great location, transport to nearby ski areas & morning guide. Tours runs Saturday to Saturday.
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Fixed Date(s)
Fixed Date(s): Feb 24 - Mar 02, 2024
Days: 8
Price: USD 1,467
Availability: Filling
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Myoko Powder Tour

Myoko Kogen is renowned for its consistent deep powder and with this Myoko Powder Tour, Powder Recon can show you the best of the Myoko ski areas, along with nearby ski resorts. With morning guiding Monday to Friday, you’ll be shown the best powder stashes in the off-piste and sidecountry areas, away from the usual haunts that others frequent.

These fixed date Myoko Powder Tours run from Saturday to Saturday from late December to late March each year, and the tours can be customised during March with respect to trip duration and day of commencement.

There are plenty of tired old hotels and backpacker digs in Myoko, but you won’t be staying in that sort of accommodation. The deluxe accommodation included as part of the Myoko Powder Tour package is newly renovated with Japanese aesthetics as a focus. You can choose from lodge accommodation that has socialising space, or self-contained accommodation in deluxe 2 bedroom apartments.

Akakura Onsen in Myoko Kogen has the benefit that it has a cute village with lots of eateries including izakayas (small bars where you can drink and order tapas-style food) and some après ski bars, and plenty of onsen. The lodging is really well located in Akakura Onsen, with direct access to the village as well as the Akakura slopes.

Another benefit of the Myoko Powder Tour is the hosting support. As well as inside knowledge of where to find the best powder, Powder Recon can tell you where to find the best food and/or the best izakaya. The staff can also provide support with cultural experiences and other activities such as the snow monkeys, the Zenkoji Temple in Nagano, and soba noodle making.

If you want to check regarding availability or have any questions, you can submit a booking request.

Resorts Visited

Various ski resorts across Nagano and Niigata may be visited during the tour including Akakura, Ikenotaira, Suginohara, Seki Onsen, Togakushi, Madarao, Tangram, Lotte Arai and Shiga Kogen. Other nearby ski areas that are secret gems may be visited too. Powder Recon is aptly named because they’ve spent a lot of time doing reconnaissance work to scope out all the best powder spots.

Having morning guiding provides the best of both worlds. The guides provide orientation to each ski resort and show you some great powder stashes, and then you’ve got the afternoon to explore the zones at your own leisure, or you can rip it!

Ability Level

The Myoko Powder Tour is ideal for strong intermediate to advanced off-piste riders who are comfortable riding powder and playing in the trees. Intermediate skiers and snowboarders are also welcome to ride on-piste at their leisure.

Guests are grouped according to ability level. This stratification and the size of the Powder Recon company offers a big advantage over some very small tour companies that only have one group where frustration from ability divergence can result.

Or if you have your own posse that you know likes to ride just like you, you can enquire about a premium private tour where you can stay in the apartments and have your own guide.


With the Myoko Powder Tour, there are 2 accommodation options: lodge style accommodation; or self-contained apartments.

The Lodge

Powder Recon Lodge has been lovingly refurbished to accentuate traditional Japanese décor with lovely wood features and shoji screens, yet it has western comforts and modern conveniences. Sleeping a maximum of 18 guests, The Lodge offers a communal area where you can socialise with other guests.

Where is the Powder Recon Lodge?

The Lodge enjoys a fantastic location in Akakura Onsen in Myoko Kogen, right opposite the Akakura Onsen ski resort slopes and close to the Akakura Kanko Ski Resort. The Lodge is only 250 metres walk to the main part of the Akakura Onsen village with its various eateries, bars and shops.


The rooms have comfortable western mattresses, many of which are on bed frames close to the floor, so as to retain the aesthetics of Japan.

Family room with private bathroom

  • Caters for 4 people
  • 2 single beds & 1 large bed
  • Seating area
  • Ensuite

Single room

  • Caters for 1 person
  • 1 single bed
  • Shared bathroom

Standard twin room

  • Caters for 2 guests
  • Beds can be configured as 2 singles or 1 large bed
  • Shared bathroom

Deluxe twin/double room

  • Caters for 2 guests
  • Beds can be configured as 2 singles or 1 large bed
  • Ensuite bathroom

Facilities & Services

  • Free wifi
  • Communal lounge
  • Continental breakfast
  • Drying room

Modern Japanese rooms

Lovely sitting areas

Western cooked breakfast

Kogen House

Kogen House in Myoko Kogen has been very tastefully renovated to provide modern self-contained accommodation, with space to chill out with your family or friends. You can cook your own meals if you wish, or it’s well location within very easy walking distance of plenty of restaurants.

Each apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and open plan living area with kitchen, dining table and living area with couches. Each apartment sleeps 4 guests very comfortably in beds that can be configured as 2 single beds or 1 large bed, and it’s possible to accommodate up to 6 guests by utilising the pull out sofa bed in the lounge area.

The apartments can also be separated into a 1 bedroom apartment (with living area, kitchen, 1 bathroom – for 2-4 guests) and 1 guest room with ensuite (for up to 2 guests).

Kogen House is incredibly well located, just 140m walk to Akakura Onsen Ski Resort, with Akakura Kanko just a little further along. The start of the main street of the Akakura Onsen village is right on your doorstep.

2023-24 Rates, Inclusions


  • from $AU2,290 for twin-share accommodation with shared bathroom - please make a booking request for a quote for your specific requirements
  • prices & invoice currency are in Australian Dollars - you can convert to your currency here
  • prices shown are based on twin share
  • prices include all taxes
  • a premium private tour staying in lodging upgrade is possibly upon request
  • 7 nights quality twin-share accommodation with shared bathroom
  • 6 days lift tickets
  • Private transport to/from Myoko station & between ski resorts
  • 5 days on-mountain morning guiding, max 5:1 ratio
  • On-ground staff support 24/7
  • ‘Essential Information pack’, issued 2 weeks prior to arrival in Japan
  • Complimentary private transfers and lift pass upgrades to organized day trip mountains, operating Monday to Friday
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Premium ski/snowboard rental equipment at discounted prices
  • Other activities: Zenkoji Temple tour, soba noodle making, snow monkeys
  • Tokyo accommodation bookings
  • Tech services for equipment support at discounted prices
Not Included

Powder Recon Booking Terms

  • All bookings will be held for 7 days once quotes have been issued.
  • A 25% deposit is required to secure bookings (credit card payment available).