ALPS TO COAST-CUSTOM PACKAGE
Tailor every aspect of your package to suit you and your group
There are more than 200 ski resorts throughout the Niigata and Nagano prefectures and many more backcountry access locations. Build a custom trip together with Goodguides and create a holiday that is tailored to deliver the ski holiday of your dreams.Goodguides will orgainse as little or as much of your ski trip as you wish. Complete all inclusive packages or just guiding and transport.
From the steep alpine mountains in Japans northern Alps in Nagano and Toyama to the snowiest areas of Japan in and around Niigata central Japan has something for every skier and snowboarder. The rich cultural history in the area brings another dimension to your holiday. Not only ski the untouched powder, meet the people who make this land special.
GoodGuides have over 10 years experience of skiing in central Japan giving them an intimate knowledge of the local mountains, weather patterns and local culture. Owner and operator Jerry Williams has fluency in the Japanese language, and his love of Japanese culture will ensure you get a well rounded trip with the absolute best in both skiing and culture.
All guides are professionally trained and qualified and are in the field everyday and know the conditions and terrain inside out.They also have an extensive network in the local community enabling them to access local knowledge and information from the surrounding snow community.
- NZMGA or equivalent qualified professional mountain guide– 1:5 ratio
- Tail guide
- Japanese speaking lead guide or tail guide
- Guided ski touring/lift access backcountry
- Lift passes
- Daily breakfasts
- All mountain transfers
- Back-country Equipment-Beacon, shovel, probe and backpack
- Back-country Insurance-*Please ask for details
- Arrival Transfer
- Local knowledge and interaction with real local people!
Transfer to Hakuba to where your guide will be waiting to greet you. From there your guide will give you an introduction to the local area, make sure you have everything you need and deliver you to your hotel for some relaxation before your dream ski/snowboard trip begins!
The professional mountain guides will decide the best place to ski each day. Your first morning will start with an in-depth avalanche safety briefing and training.The group will potentially ski at any of the 9 resorts within the Hakuba Valley and also other non-ski field access backcountry locations.
The group will either ski in Hakuba and transfer in the evening or transfer early in the morning and ski in Myoko. There are also ski options along the way. This again will be decided by where the best snow conditions are.
The guides will decide which areas to ski each day. Options include undisclosed road side back country areas as well as zones accessed from resorts such as Akakura Onsen, Ikenotaira, Seki Onsen, Suginohara, Madarao, Tangram, Togakushi, Shiga Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and more!Day 10: Departure (and option to ski)
Wind up the trip with a day of free skiing and or transfer back the airport or your next destination.
Accommodation will remain at Goodguides high standard. We will use Japanese run accommodations where possible meaning that in between powder turns you will get to live and feel the Japanese culture. Private apartment styled accommodation to traditional Japanese ryokan we have an option that you will love!
A daily breakfast is usually provided as part of the package and other meals can be arranged with reservation the night before.
Accommodation can be upgraded to a high end lodge or exclusive traditional Japanese Ryokan. Please contact GoodGuides for details!
Not Included:• Travel Insurance (Back country insurance is provided, please ask for details)
• Departure transfer (although arrangements and instructions will be provided)
• Meals, snacks, alcohol & dinners outside of the hotel• Single occupancy upgrade
• Backcountry touring gear rentals – Enquire for price
MAKE A BOOKING
I went skiing in Hakuba in February with 5 friends and Jerry as our guide. One of the best skiing experiences I've ever had. The mountain and package was excellent, and Jerry went out of his way to make it a memorable experience. Would highly recommend it to anyone else going that way and make sure you get Jerry as your guide!Jordan Trimble