Hakuba & Myoko Backcountry Quest

Country: Japan
Style: Guided Backcountry
Duration: 9 days
Limited to: 6 guests
From: $4499 USD
Dates: JAN 14-22 & JAN 24-FEB 1

Welcome to our brand new ski tour in Japan for 2020! Historically rich Myoko and the stunning Japanese Alps is your home base for the next 9 days, hosting some of the best ski and snowboard terrain in all of Honshu, Japan.

Myoko, Japan is known for bottomless powder and even deeper rooted culture. Combining skiing in Myoko with the steep, resort accessed backcountry terrain of the Hakuba Valley, our newest tour to our guided Japan adventure line up is sure to become one of our all time classic Japan powder chasing road trips.

Guided by a certified Association of Canadian Mountain Guide and Japanese-speaking tail guide, this small group adventure gets you to ski lift accessed off-piste freeriding and beautiful backcountry ski touring zones away from the resort crowds.

The trip is balanced with soaks in muscle soothing onsen baths at our cozy lodges, and rich local history in both areas. Dine on traditional locally sourced meals every evening and enjoy the region’s sake and beer.

Trip Highlights​

  • 6 guests maximum per trip!
  • 2 certified guides. ACMG lead ski guide + Japanese speaking tail guide
  • Explore 2 classic destinations in Honshu known for deep powder and steeper terrain
  • Stellar off-piste tree skiing and backcountry touring access
  • Beautiful local culture and delicious dinners all included
  • Relax in soothing local hotspring baths and onsens spas

Daily Itinerary


Airport: Fly into either Narita (NRT) or Haneda (HND) Tokyo Airports

Pick-up Location:
Hakuba for trip 1: JAN 14-22
Myoko for trip 2: JAN 24-FEB 1

Pick-up Time: 6:00pm meet guides at hotel


Trip ends at our hotel after breakfast on day 9.

Return to airport, Tokyo, or extend your stay in beautiful Japan!

  • Trip date depending; arrive to hotel in Hakuba or Myoko
  • Group and guides meet-and-greet
  • Hosted welcome dinner with your guides
  • Daily group breakfast
  • 4 days off-piste and backcountry exploring based around best conditions in Hakuba. Visiting: Happo-one, Goryu, Cortina, Hakuba 47, Iwatake, Tsugaike Kogen, and Norikura.
  • Relax in the muscle soothing onsen at our hotel
  • Hosted group dinners in our favorite Hakuba restaurants
  • Daily group breakfast
  • 4 days chasing deep powder and backcountry adventures based around best conditions in the Myoko Valley. Visiting: Myoko ski resorts, Lotte Arai and Madarao Kogen.
  • Relax in the muscle soothing onsen at our hotel
  • Hosted group dinners at our friendly local family run hotel
  • After breakfast at the hotel it's Sayonara (farewell) to the guides and new friends

Is This Trip For Me?

Geared toward advanced skiers and snowboard adventurers who are willing and able to earn their turns, even if you’ve never backcountry toured before. Expect deep powder snow, steep tree runs, alpine spines and bowls and uphill skinning to access the goods when we decide to leave the resorts off piste terrain. Make sure our Backcountry tours are for you via the Trip Finder Quiz

Trip Essentials

  • 2 full-time, certified, PowderQuest guides
  • lift tickets
  • private 4x4 van
  • comfortable hotel, private bath (Note: hotel rooms in Japan are generally smaller in comparison to North American lodging.)
  • daily breakfast
  • all dinners, hosted by your guides at select local restaurants or our lodge
  • beer and sake at dinner
  • travel insurance
  • arrival and departure to/from Hakuba or Myoko. Contact us if you need assistance.
  • lunches
View or download the packing list


ski lodge


Comfortable hotel with onsen spa. Western style bedding and private bathrooms. Rooms typically come with twin beds, but double beds for couples or single upgrades may be arranged when available.


An exceptional family run accommodation with comfortable rooms. Off-piste ski accessible (ski-in, and ski-out), remotely located in the Myoko Valley and with a lot of charm. The lodge hosts an indoor and outdoor onsen. We will enjoy breakfast and dinners at the lodge.

Book Trip Now

Nearly all inclusive. Expert guides. Reserve a spot today. Pricing Details at a Glance: (in USD)

  • $4499 per person, based on twin or double share occupancy, private bath
  • Solo Travelers: Will be paired with another same gender guest in a twin share room
  • Privacy Please: Ask about our limited number of single rooms available for a $TBD upgrade
  • Payment: A $600 deposit is required at time of reservation. Final payments 90 days before trip departure
Questions? Call us at 1-888-565-7158 or contact us via email.

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