hakuba off piste tours

Hakuba Off Piste Guiding

Off Piste Tours in Hakuba

We are delighted to be offering Off Piste Tours from this season through our affiliate operator Northern Heights Guiding

The perfect option for experienced riders seeking maximum turns with minimal effort. These Off Piste Tours require no hiking or ski touring as we use lifts to access some of Hakuba’s best sidecountry terrain. Many of these areas are graded trees, and we often head towards to north end of the valley where the conditions for powder snow are more favourable. This is a great option for those seeking an off piste/powder experience in a safe and fun environment, but without wanting to venture into the true backcountry.

These areas are outside of resort boundaries, so you will be required to have a beacon, shovel and probe. You can rest assured that your guide has been leading guests safely in this terrain for more than a decade, is trained and experienced in travelling through avalanche terrain and has intimate knowledge of where the best conditions can be found on any given day. 

Due to the nature of the terrain that is utilised during our Off Piste Tours and how deep the snow can be, we do recommend that you have prior experience in powder snow and off piste conditions. If you are yet to learn these techniques and skills, you may prefer our Powder Discovery Lesson, which would serve as an introduction to these. As always, the more details you are able to provide during the booking – the better we are able to tailor the day to suit your needs and interests.

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“Best days out EVER!

I’ve been skiing the backcountry of Hakuba with James for 10 years now. He is my definitely my guide of choice for a safe and fun day skiing. His deep local knowledge of the terrain and astute study of the weather and snowpack mean that we get the best days out possible. James’s extensive experience in the backcountry and his technical mountaineering skills always gives me and my family a sense of comfort knowing we are in good hands when we are far from civilisation. I cannot recommend highly enough a day in the backcountry with James.”Chris Scott, Australia


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