*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.*

This is one of best spring touring routes and a chance to get deep into the Nozawa backcountry.

Maguse Onsen is an isolated Japanese village with traditional open air hot springs very close to Nozawa. You can finish a morning of touring from the summit of Nozawa resort directly to Maguse. The route travels along a south facing ridge, so don’t expect a lot of steep and deep turns. But you can expect a gravity assisted journey through classic Japanese forest finishing at an authentic outside onsen. We limit this tour to skiers only as there are a number of flat and slightly uphill sections.


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!


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Nagasaka Gondola Ticket Office, Nozawa
SEASON Jan 15th – April 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 ability is required for our tours. Please refer to our Ability Levels.

BRING Skis, boots, ski clothing, gloves, helmet, goggles, ski poles with BIG baskets, lunch, plenty of snacks and water
Professional guide Avalanche transciever
Probe Shovel
Ski/Snowboard equipment
Lift ticket
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.
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