Go Deeper

World class guides, special permissions, local knowledge and private tours mean you can go deeper than ever before.

Ride Safer

80 years of collective experience, top of the line equipment and expert rider level matched course planning.

Secret Stashes

Years of local knowledge and special exemptions from resorts. We’ve got pow stashes no other company can match.

Experience Japan

Our locations are surrounded by tradition Japanese hot springs and culture. Our bi-lingual staff all have great local insight.
Take a look at our backcountry

Japan Powder Tours

2 day Nagano backcountry tour

If you are an avid powder hound then one day is not going to quench your thirst for the deep and
2 days

Nozawa Backcountry

Our Nozawa backcountry tour features easy access , great tree riding and some of the best hot springs in Japan make
8 hours

Myoko Backcountry

Myoko area with its many resorts offers great lift access and easy approaches to some of the longest BC runs in
10 hours

Madarao Backcountry

Coming soon!
8 hours

Yuzawa Backcountry

One of the easiest to access areas from Tokyo with a wide range of easy lift access and touring options.
10 hours

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Expert guides

Roy Smith Expert snow tour guide in Japan

Head guide: Roy Smith

  • Nickname: Roy
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Guide Experience: 26 years
  • Licenses: IFMGA,  Avalanche Management Level 2, Pre-hospital Emergency Care

JSA head guide, Roy has been full time guiding since the late 80’s and now has guided over 22 summer and winter seasons in the Southern Alps and Southern Lakes Regions as well as finding time for some guiding in the Dolomites, Chamonix and many other mountains in Europe.

He has a wide range of guiding experience having worked as head guide for heliskiing operations, glacier guiding and leading many alpine expeditions around the world.

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Avalanche danger

Snowfall in Nozawa Backcountry

It's snowing heavily in the Nozawa backcountry today.
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Tour Reviews


Nozawa Backcountry

Absolutely fantastic tour! The guide was great and his experience was obvious. We surfed some fantastic powder and I never felt at risk. I was especially impressed with the thorough beacon training pre-tour as I had not used one before.