The World’s Most Exclusive Ski Tour of Japan

An Experience of Skiing in Japan Like No Other

Hakuba Ski Concierge has created a new “Best of the Best” in the world of privately guided ski tours. Focused on the Hakuba region of Japan’s Northern Alps, this March we are bringing together industry elites, decades of intimate local knowledge and the highest levels of Japanese hospitality in a nine day private tour.

At the helm, Canada’s own four time Olympian and World Cup Downhill gold medalist Manuel Osborne-Paradis, who will be exclusively available to you for unlimited instruction and guiding. Along side Manny, backcountry guide and Northern Heights Guiding owner James Robb will be there to guide you in the backcountry, on-resort, and off snow; over 20 years in and around the Hakuba Valley has led to a fluency in not only the language, but the mountains, culture and nuances of Japan.

Hiking up Happo Backcountry

Created for the discerning traveler in mind, this tour is inclusive of:

  • Full private transportation
  • 7 Nights in One Happo - the crown jewel of Hakuba’s Chalet options, or 7 nights in Echoland Apartments- another of the valley’s most comfortable self contained options.
  • 1 Night in Hoshinoya Karuizawa - iconic in the Hoshino Resorts property portfolio
  • 6 Day Hakuba Valley All Mountain Lift Passes
  • Ski rentals (skis, boots, poles)
  • Backcountry gear rentals (touring ski rentals & avalanche safety gear (backpack w/beacon, probe & shovel) & snowshoes
  • 2 privately catered in-chalet evening meals
  • Unlimited instruction and guiding - of any levels. This includes on-resort, off-piste, backcountry, snow shoeing, off - snow and cultural guiding/day trips.
  • A dedicated, on the ground concierge - available 24 hours a day
  • Unlimited correspondence pre-arrival. We are here to ensure that your time in the valley is maximized - in style - and that none of Hakuba’s highlights are overlooked. With meticulous attention to detail, we will work with you to customize this trip so that it best aligns with your needs and interests

Itinerary for March 2023:

March 7th: Meet & greet at the airport, private transportation to Hoshinoya Karuizawa.

March 8th: Explore Karuizawa, lunch and afternoon in Nagano City, arrive in Hakuba early evening, check into One Happo or Echoland Apartments

March 9th - 14th:  Head out skiing on a backcountry tour or on-resort skiing, snowshoeing, sightseeing or rest - allow your guides and instructors to maximize this for you.

March 15th: Depart Hakuba for Tokyo/airport.

*The tour can start and conclude at either the airport or Tokyo Station.

Hakuba Backcountry Ski tour

ABOUT YOUR GUIDES

Manuel Osbourne-Paradis

As the first Canadian to win both a World Cup Downhill and Super G, Manny has spent decades at the height of international professional skiing racing. 

To diversify his professional skill set, Manny is also a Level 4 Ski Instructor - the highest possible teaching credential that may be gained. Aside from his long list of snow sport achievements, Manny’s joie de vivre for skiing is infectious, and his charisma and wit will ensure that you’re well entertained. 

James Robb

After 22 years of living and working in Japan and over 15 years ski guiding in Hakuba he has intimate knowledge of the terrain, is an expert finding the best snow and making each day the best it can be. James is certified with the Canadian Ski Guide Association, Canadian Avalanche Association, is a Wilderness First Aid Responder and speaks Japanese and French. Winter is his definitely his favourite season and creating memorable, safe and quality tours for his guests is his goal.

Nadine Robb

Nadine Robb ProfileNadine is the owner and creator of Hakuba Ski Concierge - a private ski school based out of Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park - as well as a Resort Consultant and Adventure Travel Writer.

Nadine's upbeat personality, high level of guest care and wealth of local experience make her the ultimate on-mountain instructor and ski resort concierge. She loves to ski and loves to show her guests the very best Hakuba has to offer.

What is not included:

As one size almost never fits all, we believe in working with our guests to create their ideal visit, instead of offering something that is overly scheduled and may not be of interest.

With that, kindly note that the following is not included, though we can absolutely assist you in arranging any or all of it:

  • Flights to and from Japan
  • Food & drink (aside from the privately catered meals in the chalet)
  • Massages, spa treatments, personal shopping
  • Additional experiences such as cooking classes, kimono wearing, onsens and other cultural workshops and classes

Rates:

Depending upon which of the two accommodation options best suit your group, kindly see the two rates available below.

These rates are trip totals, based upon 8 guests and all of the above inclusions. All rooms in both properties are En-Suite, and Echoland Apartments is inclusive of both the 2 and 4 bedroom apartment.

Total cost for 8 guests based on a 7 night stay in Echoland Apartments ¥4,790,000 (¥598,750 per person).

Total cost for 8 guests based on a 7 night stay in One Happo ¥7,534,000(¥941,750 per person).

Additional notes:

After a brief pre-sale period to personal contacts, we will share this tour with our clients before making it available to the general public.

If this may be of interest to you or someone that you know and you’d like to learn more, please do not hesitate to contact.

Email: info@hakubaskiconcierge.com

Phone - Canada: 250 - 688 - 2760

Phone - Japan: 080 - 6933 -5691

Hakuba Ski Concierge has been providing luxury lesson and guiding services in and around the Hakuba Valley since 2016.

Read what our clients say about us here.

We found ourselves the most brilliant guide – one of the best I have encountered in 40 years of skiing (all over the world). James’ ability to deliver superlative skiing experiences day after day is remarkable – he seems to know every nook and cranny of the Hakuba valley and was unfailing in knowing where to go at what time of day to get the best powder. Not only that, indeed perhaps most important, he is super safe and thorough in everything he does. Oh and excellent company too – with a joke for all occasions! I would not hesitate to recommend him.” TIM BATSONE, Owner of HB Leisure, ENGLAND