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.

Please note that this is a custom tour away from our home base of Nozawa. Prices will vary to cover transport and additional costs.


The route will be chosen and customised by your guide to match you skill & experience level 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 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 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.

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
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.

Additional information

Duration8 hours

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


8.30 AM – 9.30 AM: Lifts

Take the lifts to the BC access point for the day and do basic beacon checks.

9.30 AM – 10.00 AM: Hike 1

A short hike will take you to the first powder area of the day.

10.30 AM – 10:45 AM: First run of the day

Time to crank that smile and enjoy the powder that Kagura is famous for.

10:45 AM – 11.15 AM: Hike 2

A short hike and lift ride will bring you back to the top of out BC area.

11.15 AM – 11.45 AM:Second run

Another pristine powder field ready for you to make your mark.

11.45 AM – 13.00PM: Hike and lunch

Another short hike, lift and then lunch before we take on the afternoon.

13.00PM – 15.30PM : More powder

Nothing better for after lunch than chomping into some more powder. Guides will make the most of conditions by choosing routes perfect for your group.

15.30PM – 16.30PM : Homeward bound

Time to head back to base camp, return gear and have a beer with your guides.

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