Beginner Backcountry Tour

If you’re new to backcountry (outside the ski resort boundary), we recommend our Beginner Backcountry tour which you will learn about the avalanche and terrains, and practice how to use avalanche equipment.

In the field, you will learn how to hike easily, how to find safe spots and some of riding tips. Our guide will help you to enjoy backcountry safely.


  • Private (1 person): ¥19,000/person
  • Semi-Private (2 people): ¥15,000/person
  • Regular (3 or more people): ¥11,000/person

*Including guiding fee, insurance and sales tax. Bus fare and lift fare not included.
**The tour is also available in Hakuba and Myoko area with ¥2,000 additional fee.

For tour guests, lodging is available at a discounted rate at NORTHSTAR Alpine Lodge.

Detail information


  • Registration (7:30AM)
  • Avalanche gea practice (8:00AM)
  • Head to the backcountry field (9:00AM)
  • Backcountry tour (9:30AM)

The hike will be two to three hours. The guide will choose the riding terrain according to the participants’ riding skills and the condition.

  • Return to NORTHSTAR (3:00-4:30PM)

Required Equipment:
Backcountry tours are intensive, so we require each guest to have the following equipment: Snowboard/skis, boots, ski/snowboard jacket and pants, backpack(around 30L size), avalanche beacon, probe, shovel, adjustable ski poles (for snowboarders), ski seals/snow shoes, water bottle, food, snacks, extra goggles, extra gloves, and extra insulation jacket.

Rental Equipment:
We offer backcountry rental equipment including probes, snowboard sets, avalanche sets, shovels, and hiking poles. Click here for more information.

Expert snowboarder, skier and telemark skier who can ride at any snow conditions without falling at ski resort such as powder, deep snow, tracked out powder, etc.

Guides will make the final decision about tour or lesson operation based on weather and applicable terrain conditions. Your safety is our priority.

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