Central Japan has endless options for back country ski touring off the lifts as well as road side back country access.
Goodguides 15 years of local experience have given us an intimate knowledge of the mountains and the huge variety of terrain and routes that we have to choose from each day. Use our experience and expertise to push yourself into more advanced terrain, get off the beaten track and ski the best powder available on any given day.
We aim to be as flexible as possible and will ultimately decide our ski touring destination on the day of the trip based on weather conditions, snow stability and your interests.
All of our backcountry guides are qualified to international mountain guide standards. Goodguides is also a member of the JMGA (Japanese Mountain Guide association). As well as meeting international mountain guide standards we are apart of the Japanese mountain guide community. We are investing our time and knowledge to try and play our part in helping to make the mountains of Japan a safer place, spread knowledge and empower people to make their own safer decisions in the mountains.
GoodGuides guides will talk to you about the decisions they are making each day and try and help you understand why we ski in certain areas, why we choose certain lines and to make you apart of our decision making process. We hope this will engage you and give you an opportunity to learn as well as ski Japans famed powder snow.
For those of you who would like to take your avalanche education to a higher level please check out information on our avalanche courses here.
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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