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Girls Do Ski – Hakuba, Japan

The Details

Location: Hakuba, Japan
Duration: 7 Days
Cost: $4000 CAD
Dates: January 5 - 12, 2019
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Do you like skiing powder and off piste? This camp is designed for ladies who have a strong skiing ability and enjoy backcountry touring. We will be touring to all of the secret powder stashes in the area, so bring a desire to work for it! Our aim is to bring your skiing to the next level be in in powder, off pillows or linking up a fluid run through the trees.

This trip has room for six guests.

Read more HERE.

Jan 5th: Welcome Dinner at Morino Lodge

Jan 6th: Avalanche Resuce training and intro to backcountry touring in the area

Jan 7-11th: Skiing, touring and onsen (and repeat)

Jan 12th: Pack Roller bags and fly home

We will also be meeting up with a group of local Japanese female skiers and embracing the internationalism of female skiing.

  • Private guiding by ACMG ski guide
  • Exclusive coaching from professional skier and GDS founder Leah Evans
  • Luxury accommodations in private Morino Lodge Chalet
  • Breakfast and Lunches
  • Visiting literal local hot spots i.e. onsens
  • Facilitated workshops
  • Riding video feedback
  • Prizes!

Ski Equipment

  • Ski boots (well-fitting, ski-touring boots recommended)
  • Skis or splitboard snowboard
  • Ski poles (adjustable type recommended)
  • Adhesive climbing skins (Fitted to width and length of your skis/board)
  • Backpack capacity: 30-40 litre (2000-2400 cubic Inches)
  • Avalanche probe
  • Snow Shovel
  • Avalanche Transceiver (457 KHz single frequency)
  • Spare transceiver batteries (purchase new ones & check for correct size)
  • Ski goggles
  • Glacier glasses/sunglasses
  • Insulated water bottle (Camelback or other hydration system)
  • Small thermos (optional)

Ski Clothing

  • All-weather ski pants (Schoeller type fabric)
  • Long underwear, shirt and bottoms (poly-pro/wool blends)
  • Fleece tops and bottoms (wind-stopper)
  • Warm socks (3 Pair)
  • Ski gloves / Mitts / Waterproof Outers (2 pair)
  • Gore-tex outer jacket / parka (with hood)
  • Gore-tex over pants
  • Down/Synthetic jacket (warm, “puffy” type jacket)
  • Neck gaiter/tube
  • Toque (ski hat)
  • Sun hat (baseball cap or sombrero) & bandana

Other Important Stuff

  • Personal first-Aid & blister Kit (second skin, compeed, athletic tape, personal medications, Ibuprofen, etc…)
  • Earplugs
  • Sun block (high SPF rated or zinc-type ointment)
  • Camera & film (spare camera batteries and/or charger for digital cameras, plus USB connector)
  • Repairs & spares kit (for own model of A/T, telemark, or snowboard binding Systems)
  • Personal liquor supply, wine preferably in boxes (due to weight restrictions, beer is available at Lodge)
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Reading materials, notebook, pencil, map of Area (small one provided for use)

We strongly recommend that all guests purchase trip cancellation insurance and mostimportantly trip medical and evacuation insurance.

The specific is evacuation and repatriation insurance coverage, most travel policies do not cover this, please check with your provider to see if you are covered. If you are injured while skiing in Japan and need to be evacuated to a higher level of care, the evacuation expense is to be covered by the injured party. Basic travel insurance does not cover this and we want to ensure that you are adequately protected in the event of an injury.

We highly recommend our insurance partner for our international insurance
needs. They provide comprehensive medical, evacuation and repatriation coverage. Please go to our Whitecap link here read through the information and details and lock in a policy that works for you. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Whitecap and Whitecap International cannot make exceptions to the cancellation policy for any reason, including personal emergencies and weather.

All cancellations must be received in writing. If we receive your cancellation more than 10 weeks prior to the start of your trip, you have two options:

a) We are happy to rebook your reservation if you find an alternative date of the same season at Whitecap and McGillivray Pass Lodge, or Whitecap International.

b) We provide a full refund, less a $400 administration fee

If notice is received less than 10 weeks prior to the starting date, no money will be refunded.

For more information about our cancellation policy, please contact us by calling toll-free at 1.604.862.9757 or by email at info(at)

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