Backcountry Tours

Seek out Nozawa’s best powder amongst the back country terrain, with highly experienced English-speaking guides. With small groups of similar ability level, you’ll have a blast exploring all the powder peaks Nozawa has to offer.

Price: 20,000 yen for full day tour
Meet time & place: 8:00am at Nagasaka Gondola Base Ski School
Includes: guide fee, beacon, shovel, probe
Please bring: lift ticket, lunch, back country pack, poles, snowshoes (hire available)
Eligible: 13 years and older, (13-19 years must have signed permission from parent), intermediate ski level or above, moderate or higher fitness level.

Additional Costs Lift tickets are not included in the price of the tour. Please wait until the morning of the tour to purchase lift tickets so that the guide can advise you on the type of ticket required. Rental equipment is an additional expense if you do not have your own gear.

Backcountry Rental Equipment Backpack 1000yen Snowshoe & Poles 1000yen Poles with big baskets 1000yen Touring skis and skins 5000 yen Split board and skins 5000 yen Note: Touring skis and split boards are strongly recommended. Snowshoes can be used as an alternative to touring gear.

Insurance Insurance is not included in tour so we recommend ALL tour participants have travel insurance.

Note a certain level of fitness is required to go out into the backcountry and you need to be aware that hiking through snow, often heavy and deep powder snow will be required.

For further information or if you have any question please let us know?