Guiding & Backcountry Tours with JSA | SamuraiSnow

Guiding & Backcountry Tours with JSA

Make the most of your powder time at Nozawa by hiring a professional mountain guide to safely guide you around Nozawa's backcountry or take a guided day trip to get the best backcountry terrain in the region. 

Backcountry tours are the best way to learn about a resort and the surrounding area stashes. Our crew of highly experienced international guides will ensure you have an amazing day!

We keep the group sizes small to maximize the riding time and freshies!

It is best if you have a group with ability levels that are relatively close so we can customize the terrain choice for you!

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Nozawa Group Backcountry Tour

Guiding and Backcountry Touring

Whether you are a newbie to backcountry looking to learn how to use all the gear and access some untracked powder, or a veteran of the BC looking for something steep and deep, we will find a group of others that have a similar amount of BC experience to you.

Our Nozawa backcountry tour features easy access and great tree riding. Some of the best hot springs in Japan make Nozawa the first choice location for backcountry adventures.

The resort tops out at 1650m with bottom lift starting at 550m. The terrain allows for a plethora of route options ranging from lift access short hike powder bowls to long run touring. We have something for all levels and styles.

2019 / 20 Price: ¥20,000 per person


Nozawa Private Backcountry Tour

Guiding and Backcountry Touring

Whether you are a newbie to backcountry looking to learn how to use all the gear and access some untracked powder, or a veteran of the BC looking for something steep and deep, we will design a private tour to fit your needs!

Our Nozawa backcountry tour features easy access and great tree riding. Some of the best hot springs in Japan make Nozawa the first choice location for backcountry adventures.

The resort tops out at 1650m with bottom lift starting at 550m. The terrain allows for a plethora of route options ranging from lift access short hike powder bowls to long run touring. We have something for all levels and styles.

2019 / 20 Price: ¥80,000 per tour


Myoko Private Backcountry Tour

Guiding and Backcountry Touring

Myoko area with its many resorts offers great lift access and easy approaches to some of the longest backcountry runs in Japan!

Myoko being located close to the Japan sea is famous for its massive storms that bring consistent deep powder to the area.

Combine that with spectacular mountain views and great local hot spring and you have the recipe for some great backcountry and apres!

If you are looking for a classic day of Japanese tree skiing and you are reasonably fit then the Myoko backcountry tour is for you.

2019 / 20 Price: ¥80,000 per tour


Madarao Private Backcountry Tour

Guiding and Backcountry Touring

Madarao is a pleasant reprieve from many of the crowded nearby resorts and has a great mix of tree runs and secret back bowls to please powderhounds!

A little bit off the beaten track but still easy access from Nozawa or Myoko, Madarao offers a great alternative to the hustle and bustle of some of the bigger resorts but has some nice little gems stashed away.

Short hikes (20mins) allows us access to some great BC treeline terrain with varying slopes and aspects.

2019 / 20 Price: ¥80,000 per tour