One of the easiest to access areas from Tokyo with a wide range of easy lift access and touring options.
The main resort we use in this area is Kagura. The top lift brings you close to 1900m so with just short hikes we can access the goodness that the snow around 2000m keeps in store. There is a huge range of backcountry options, many of which are only known by local guides and can provide some great dry powder even late into the season.
Kagura is one of the most popular areas for ski touring for Japanese backcountry enthusiasts. For this reason it is best to avoid weekends and public holidays as the main easy routes can get tracked out early.
Whether you are a newbie to backcountry looking to learn how to use all the gear and access some untracked powder, or a veteran of the BC looking for something steep and deep, we will find a group of others that have a similar amount of BC experience to you.
If you are looking for especially big days with big terrain, ask us about our private tours!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||If you are staying in Nozawa, we will be able to take you from your accommodation to the destination of the tour, then drop you back at the end of the day. If you are staying elsewhere, we will let you know the meeting point in the destination resort before the day of the tour.|
|SEASON||Jan 15th – March 15th|
|MEETING TIME||Please arrive by 8:00AM|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 16:00 .|
|REQUIREMENTS||Minimum of 2 people required to run a tour
The minimum age to join our tours is 13 years old.
Must be at least a level 5 on our ability level chart
A moderate level of fitness is required. The fitter the group the more extensive the touring options.
|BRING||Ski/snowboard, boots, ski clothing, gloves, helmet, goggles, ski poles with BIG baskets, lunch, plenty of snacks and water|
|LIFT TICKETS||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.|
8.00 AM – 8.30 AM: Orientation
- Organise and check gear for the day
- Discuss days conditions and planned routes with guides
- Fill out mountaineers card