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.


  • 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

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 probes, snowboard sets, avalanche sets, shovels, and hiking poles. 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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