Minakami is one of Honshu’s better kept secrets, great snow conditions, and some of the steepest backcountry terrain in Japan.
Minakami has a number of great backcountry options depending on the weather and snow conditions. The iconic peak is Mt Tanigawa, towering over the town at 2000m. It is a difficult mountain to access if the conditions aren’t spot on but there are plenty of backup options nearby to please powder hounds.
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||Canyons Minakami Base|
|SEASON||Jan 15th – March 31st|
|MEETING TIME||Please arrive by 8:00AM|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 16:30 .|
|REQUIREMENTS||Age 16 and older + Advanced level ski/snowboarder or above.
Participants under 20 must have signature of guardian or parent.
A moderate level of fitness is required. The fitter the group the more extensive the touring options.
|BRING||Ski/Board, Boots, Ski clothing, Gloves, Helmet,Goggles, ski poles with BIG baskets, drink, snacks, sandwich/food|
|Month||February, January, March|
|Skill level||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6|
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