*This is a private tour for up to 2 people, more can be added if required, at an additional cost. If you are interested in sharing a guide with a group, check out our Nozawa Group Backcountry Tours.*
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 design a private tour to fit your needs!
|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||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. 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|
|RENTAL||If you require rental equipment please advise when booking:
Snowshoes & poles set 1000 yen
|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.|
|Month||February, January, March|
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