Japan Backcountry Snowboarding + Skiing Tour: Myoko, Nozawa + Japanese Alps

Country: Japan
Style: Lift-Assisted Backcountry Touring
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Limited to: 6 guests
From: $4399 USD
Dates: 2023: JAN 16-24 / JAN 25-FEB 2

Get ready to ski some of the deepest powder of your life! Historically rich Myoko, Nozawa 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. The Myoko and Nozawa Onsen areas of Japan are 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 latest lift assisted backcountry tour to our guided Japan backcountry adventure tour line up is sure to become one of our all time classic Japan powder chasing road trips.

PowderQuest

Trip Highlights

  • Small group trip, lead by our certified ACMG ski guide + Japanese speaking assistant guide
  • Explore Nozawa Onsen, Myoko and Hakuba in one trip- 3 classic deep powder ski destinations known for epic tree skiing and when compared to Hokkaido, steeper terrain
  • Relax in the soothing local hotspring baths and onsens spa at our comfortable hotels
  • Dine on traditional locally sourced meals, hosted by your guides every evening while enjoying the region’s beer and sake – Japanese rice wine drink since the 3rd century
  • Extend your trip in Japan with assistance from our local travel agency

Trip Highlights​

Itinerary

Airport: Fly into either Narita (NRT) or Haneda (HND) Tokyo Airports
  • Arrive to Nozawa Onsen and check in to our hotel
  • Group and guides meet-and-greet at 6:00pm
  • Hosted welcome dinner with your guides
  • Daily group breakfast
  • 3 days chasing deep powder and lift assisted backcountry adventures based around best conditions in the Myoko Valley and Nozawa. Visiting: Myoko ski resorts, Nozawa Onsen, Lotte Arai and Madarao Kogen.
  • Relax in the muscle soothing onsen at our hotel
  • Hosted group dinners at our friendly local family run hotel
  • Daily group breakfast
  • 4 days off-piste and backcountry exploring based around best powder 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
  • After breakfast at the hotel it's Sayonara (farewell) to the guides and new friends
  • Trip ends at our hotel. Return to airport, Tokyo, or extend your stay in beautiful Japan!

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

Support
  • 2 full-time, certified, PowderQuest guides
  • lift tickets
  • private 4x4 van
Accommodations
  • comfortable hotel, private bath (Note: hotel rooms in Japan are generally smaller in comparison to North American lodging.)
Meals
  • 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 Nozawa and Hakuba. Contact us if you need assistance.
  • lunches

View or download the packing list

Getting to Nozawa and out of Hakuba is very easy. There are different services available depending on where you plan to start and end your journey; Tokyo, Tokyo's airports, or other locations in Japan.
  • Option 1: We can pre-book transportation for you. Contact us to get started.
  • Option 2: Book directly online. Updated details will be published here shortly.
After booking your tour, you will receive additional useful logistics to help you prepare for Japan: Currency, SIM card rental, equipment rental, cultural etiquette and additional useful tips to save you time and money.

Accommodations

ski lodge

Hakuba

Comfortable family operated 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.

myoko-ski-lodge

Nozawa

A family run accommodation with comfortable Japanese style rooms. Located near the rustic hot spring village of Nozawa Onsen, the lodge hosts an onsen spa, restaurant and free WIFI.

Book Trip Now

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

  • $4399 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 $895 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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