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Price p/p *based on per person in a private group of 3 for a full day tour for 2024.
base/invoice currency is Japanese Yen
Displayed rates might vary to actual due to exchange rate fluctuations.
USD 105

PRIVATE SHIGA KOGEN BACKCOUNTRY GUIDING
Single & Multi-Day Tours

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p *based on per person in a private group of 3 for a full day tour for 2024.
base/invoice currency is Japanese Yen
Displayed rates might vary to actual due to exchange rate fluctuations.
USD 105
Venture into the backcountry of Shiga Kogen with guides with your private group. Have the mountain to yourselves. Go for easy hikes, learn avalanche safety skills, or go ski touring to explore further afield.
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Ride Shiga Backcountry Tours

Ride Shiga can take you and your private group beyond the ski resort boundaries at Shiga Kogen (which consists of 19 ski areas), or other nearby resorts such as Nozawa Onsen, Madarao and Kijimadaira.

With competition for fresh powder becoming more prevalant, a backcountry tour is the best way to guarantee freshies. By using a combination of lifts and hiking / skinning, you can get further away from the ski areas where most people don't normally venture to. Whilst you might not get as many runs as with the Ride Shiga sidecountry and off-piste tours, the quality will be far beyond.

Depending on your experience and needs the guides will choose the right spots for you. Just do easy hikes and/or you can learn the basics of avalanche safety, how to read maps, line selection and much more. It's up to you.

Or if you want to get away from the ski areas (and other people) all together, Ride Shiga also offer guided touring days where little to no lifts are used. These tours are ideal for accessing pristine powder whilst enjoying all the mountains have to offer.
 
The season typically starts in early January (but can start earlier) depending on snow depths in the backcountry and trypically run through to early May.



2023/24 Rates & Inclusions

Rates for Private Groups

 Hours  Up to 3 guests  4 or more guests 
 Half Day (3 hours)  35,000  55,500
 Full day (5 hours)  47,000  68,500

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  • All rates are in Japanese Yen
  • Rates above are based on group price e.g. 35,000 / 3 guests = 11,666 JPY per person (assuming 3 in your group)
Inclusions
  • Lead & tail guide
  • Customisable backcountry tour
Add-ons
  • Transfers from Shiga Kogen to other ski areas ($ enquire)
  • Avalanche safety equipment (Beacon, probe, shovel) - JPY 4,000 per day (3,000 for 3 or more days)
  • Hotel pick-up service ($ enquire)
Not Included
  • Equipment rentals
  • Trip cancellation & emergency insurance
  • Transport to ski areas