*This price is for a private tour for up to 4 people (larger groups are available on request). If you are interested in sharing a guide with a group, check out our Nozawa Group Backcountry Tours.*
Madarao is a pleasant reprieve from many of the crowded nearby resorts and has a great mix of tree runs and secret back bowls to please powderhounds!
A little bit off the beaten track but still easy access from Nozawa or Myoko, Madarao offers a great alternative to the hustle and bustle of some of the bigger resorts but has some nice little gems stashed away. Short hikes (20mins) allows us access to some great BC treeline terrain with varying slopes and aspects. The route will be chosen and customised by your guide to match the skill and experience of your group.
Routes and skill levels
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 design a private tour to fit your needs!
Please note that this is a custom tour away from our home base of Nozawa. Prices will vary to cover transport and additional costs.
|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||The minimum age to join our tours is 13 years old.
Participants under 18 need a guardian to be present on the tour.
Participants under 20 need a signature from a guardian.
A minimum level of fitness and downhill skiing/riding ability is required for our tours.
For this location, a minimum of L2 is required for fitness, and level 1 for downhill. Please refer to our Ability Levels.
|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
Awesome day in the backcountry! The guides are fantastic and the snow conditions were magic!
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