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
7/10

Nozawa Backcountry Tour

Our Nozawa backcountry tour features easy access , great tree riding and some of the best hot springs in Japan make
8 hours
7/10

Minakami Backcountry Tour

Minakami is one of Honshu's better kept secrets, great snow conditions, and some of the steepest backcountry terrain in Japan. Minakami
8 hours
9/10

Myoko Backcountry Tour

Myoko area with its many resorts offers great lift access and easy approaches to some of the longest backcountry runs in
10 hours
8/10

Madarao Backcountry Tour

Madarao is a pleasant reprieve from many of the crowded nearby resorts and has a great mix of tree runs
8 hours
4/10

Yuzawa Backcountry Tour

One of the easiest to access areas from Tokyo with a wide range of easy lift access and touring options.
10 hours
7/10

Get a professional opinion

Don't know which tour bests suits you?
Get a recommendation directly from one of our expert guides. It's free
Meet our world class team

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.

Our guides



Latest Post

First storms of the 2016-17 season in Nozawa!

The recent storms have brought a welcomed dump of the white gold to Nozawa with the upper mountain receiving over 120cm of snow in 48
Read more

Tour Reviews

Mike

Madarao Backcountry Tour

Awesome day in the backcountry! The guides are fantastic and the snow conditions were magic!
Anthony

Nozawa Backcountry Tour

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.