Spring Backcountry Tour

A Spring Backcountry Tour is the perfect way to prepare for the winter backcountry season. Spring offers mellow weather and great corn snow.If you are lucky, you might get some fresh snow even in May! Tours are available from Golden Week until the first weekend in June.

Guiding fee:

¥57,000 (1day /up to 3 people)

  • Additional fee: ¥19,000/person for a day
    Up to 8 people for a group. Support guide will join for more than 5 people.
  • includes guiding fee, insurance, and sales tax.

Other fees:

Other fees related the tour such as lifts, lodging, transportation, etc for guides will be charged separately.

Detail information

7:30  Registration
8:30  Head to Kuraigahara Hut by the shuttle bus
9:30  Spring Backcountry tour
3:00  Return to Kuraigahara Hut
3:30  Head back to Norikura Kogen
*Able to ride down to the Mt.Norikura Ski Resort depends on the condition.
4:30  Return to NORTHSTAR

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, avalanche beacon, probe, shovel, adjustable ski poles (for snowboarders), ski seals/snow shoes, water bottle, food, snacks, sunglasses, extra goggles, extra gloves, and extra insulation jacket.

Rental Equipment
We offer backcountry rental equipment including avalanche transceivers, probes, shovels, etc. Click here for more information.

Spring Backcountry season is from golden week in May to July.

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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