Dates: January 4-13, January 12-21, January 20-29, January 28-February 6, February 5-14Check Availability
Epic terrain, wicked pow and a super unique culture–go deep into Japan. Experience seven days of skiing immersed in some of the best snow conditions on earth. The Japanese Alps deliver when it comes to steep chutes and deep trees, combined with huge, cold dumps. Our Hakuba trip is the powder trip of a lifetime.
Days of bottomless pow, peaceful onsens and some of the best food in the world. Domo arigato.
Our trips to Japan are built for intermediate to advanced skiers with moderate to good fitness. We will be ski touring (mainly resort accessed touring) and skiing deep snow for seven days, meaning your legs will feel it!
Basic backcountry skills are required for this trip and we will review avalanche skills on the first day.
The larger village of Hakuba is about a 5 min drive from the Chalet. There are all the modern amenities and
accoutrements. We provide all transport around the Hakuba Valley, to and from the resorts and touring
Your trip will be led by a certified U.I.A.G.M / A.C.M.G mountain guide with a vast knowledge of the terrain and snowpack. Also included:
Accommodation, food excluding dinners and alcohol, (final night
dinner is included), transportion during your stay in Hakuba and around the local region (Nagano), lift
passes (for lift accessed ski touring), guiding and transporion arrangements to and from Narita Airport or arrival/destination airport.
Dinners are not included so we can try different restaurants each night and you can experience all of the Japanese cuisine your heart desires!
Flights to Japan are not included in the trip price.
Spare transceiver batteries (purchase new ones & check for correct size)
Insulated water bottle (Camelback or other hydration system)
Small thermos (optional)
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)
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…)
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.