BIG mountain with BIG lines.
Tenjin is the access point to Mt Tanigawa, one of the best BIG mountain areas in Japan, with a variety of great tree runs and massive laskan style alpine terrain. However it also comes with its difficulties. The mountain is prone to bad weather and closure and also has high avalanche risk. For this reason it is a hard tour to schedule so best to always have a backup plan. If you get it on its day it doesn’t get much better than this.
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.
Tours in Tenjin are only available as a private tour
As Tenjin is closed more often than other resorts, it is strongly recommended that you have a longer range of availability and flexibility in your schedule
Due to the difficult terrain at Tenjin this resort is only available for those with previous backcountry experience
|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