Our Nozawa backcountry tour features easy access and great tree riding. Some of the best hot springs in Japan make Nozawa the first choice location for backcountry adventures.
The resort tops out at 1650m with bottom lift starting at 550m. The terrain allows for a plethora of route options ranging from lift access short hike powder bowls to long run touring. We have something for all levels and styles. Typically the season starts early January and the best snow lasts until late Feb, but there are always a few surprisingly good days in March.
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||Nagasaka Gondola Ticket Office, Nozawa|
|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