11 ski resorts, 135 lifts, 5 gondolas, and plenty of ramen. Commonly referred to as the Japanese Alps, the small town of Hakuba has plenty of historical significance in the ski world, including being the 1988 Olympics venue, but one thing separates this small town from the pack in the world of Japanese powder skiing—the unbelievably complex and diverse terrain.
This trip will have a heavy focus on chairlift-accessed ski-touring with the majority of the time spent descending steep powder runs and exploring all that Hakuba and the surrounding mountains have to offer. Let our ACMG and CSIA certified guides show you the best of both worlds--you will push into the alpine when the weather permits, and stay low and enjoy the untracked, unmatched tree skiing of Hakuba during the storms—and even check out some runs that lead right to the Izakaya at the end of the day (also known as Après’).
There are as many as 12 uncommonly skied ridgelines to choose from just outside the resort boundaries, allowing us to pick and choose the terrain and lines we ski. The area boasts the largest peaks in Japan, offering the opportunity to get into the beautiful Hakuba alpine.
Apres’ activities include a soak in the onsen (hot springs), experiencing the historical architecture and culture of the town, and re-fueling with traditional Japanese cuisine for the next big day of powder skiing.
Hakuba packs a punch as a town with it’s unique architecture, traditional food, and most importantly—world class skiing. If you are looking for a markedly different world of exploring, skiing, and dining—you have come to the right place.
• Extremely Canadian Steep Skiing coaching and guiding for six days. 5:2 ratio is expected
• 6 Day lift passes
• Welcome and wind up reception
• Extremely Canadian World Tour shirt
• 7 nights Lodging. (Based on double occupancy)
• Souvenir DVD & photos
• Pick up & drop off on arrival & departure in Hakuba
• No dinner as eating out and exploring local cuisine is a must. Reservations will be made in advance. If you’d like to cook in, please advise.
OUT OF BOUNDS SKIING