We remind you that we are dependent on the snow conditions, meaning that your program may change accordingly. We will discuss the best off-piste runs, and adapt to snow conditions.
Day 1: Arrival at MYOKO train station. Meet with your guide, followed by the bus transfer. Here we drive to Akakura Kanko and to your hotel. Once set up and settled in, we will talk about the program ahead to accommodate for everyone’s ability.
Day 2: AKAKURA KANKO is a ski resort with runs for all levels; this ideal for checking your safety skills (arva search, nivology, off-piste knowledge). We will then ski the north face and the corridors which will take us into the beautiful and charming forests of Kanko.
Day 3: MADARAO and TANGRAM are two ski resorts that are not to be missed, particularly if you love forest skiing. This terrain is wild and a huge amount of fun! A hike to the top of the MADARAO Mountain will take you to a place where the runs are long and steep.
Day 4: SUGINOHARA also known as SUGI, offers incredibly beautiful landscapes and immaculate terrain to ride on. Skiing and hiking Mount AKAKURA will open a door to an incredible journey in the backcountry.
We strongly recommend that you have some previous backcountry experience. This will ensure everyone is safe and sound throughout your trip. It is essential to discuss your off-piste skiing experience levels prior the trip to ensure it suits everyone.
Day 5: SEKI, the freerider paradise! This small resort, with just two ski lifts, has huge potential. Only the best skiers go to SEKI. The runs experience exceptional snowfall. One single chair lift will give us access to excellent off-piste terrains. A hike to Mount SEKIYAMA provides access to expansive backcountry terrains.
Day 6: ARAI was a forgotten resort and reopened just 3 years ago. This unknown spot is always quiet. The amount of snow is ridiculous because of its location (Arai is only a couple of kilometres away from the sea). A good place to burn your legs on really long, fun and commited terrains.
Day 7: NOZAWA ONSEN has huge ski potential and vast off-piste terrain. The village, with its public Onsens and traditional architecture, is rich of temples and quaint shrines. This environment delivers us into the heart of local culture.
Day 8: SHIGAKOGEN is a large ski resort with a skiing area that ranges enormoursly in altitude: from 1340 to 2307 metres. A place where the snow stays cold and where the skiing is incredible no matter the conditions.
Day 9: Back to AKAKURA KANKO. A hike to conquer Mount MAEYAMA will bring us to what we love most in Japan: narrow corridors, tree skiing, and long vertical drops with deep snow. The way down will give us access to an abandoned village, with a nice surprise…!
DAY 10: End of the ski trip. Transfer to Nagano Station with fond memories of a unique and unforgettable experience.