Activities

Morino Whitecap Backcountry Tours

Morino Whitecap Backcountry Tours provide both group and private backcountry tours in the Hakuba Valley as well as Myoko.  With highly qualified guides and local knowledge of the Hakuba Valley these guys will show you a great day in the Hakuba Backcountry.

place Hakuba Valley & Myoko

Snow Rafting

Snow rafting is a fun activity where you are pulled sit in a raft and are pulled around by a snowmobile.  This is a nice easy thrill for the whole family, make sure you’re holding on though!

place Hakuba

Evergreen Backcountry Guides

Evergreen Backcountry Guides have been operating since the year 2000 and are one of the oldest Backcountry tour operators in Hakuba.  With experienced guides from around the globe and a high level of safety, Evergreen Backcountry Guides will be able to show you some great backcountry that Hakuba has to offer.  As well as backcountry tours they also offer off-piste tours, snowshoe tours, cross country ski tours and avalanche safety training.

place Hakuba Valley

Happo One Ski and Snowboard School

Happo One Ski and Snowboard School have been operating since 1949 and predominantly offer Japanese lessons however English private ski and snowboard lessons are available upon request.  All lessons are carried out on Happo One Ski Resort and are available as 2-hour or 4-hour lessons only.

Lesson Types – Group Lessons (Japanese) & Private Lessons (Japanese & English)

Languages – Japanese, English

place Happo One

Hakuba47 Ski Academy

Hakuba47 Ski Academy is located at the base of Hakuba47 Ski Resort and offers both group and private ski and snowboard lessons.  Lessons can be provided from ages 4 and up and for all ability levels.  As well as regular ski and snowboard lessons Hakuba47 Ski Academy can show you around the amazing tree riding terrain that is available in the resort and will help you develop your tree-riding techniques.

Lesson Types – Group Lessons & Private Lessons

Languages – English.  Other languages may be available upon request.

place Hakuba47

Hakuba Snow Dragon

Hakuba Snow Dragon are a ski school dedicated to Chinese speaking guests.  This small ski school is located at Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort and offer both private and group lessons.  Both ski and snowboard lessons are available with Hakuba Snow Dragon.

Lesson Types – Group Lessons & Private Lessons

Languages – Chinese

place Goryu Ski Resort

Hakuba Mountain Life

Hakuba Mountain Life is a small Hakuba backcountry tour operation, the guy you email will be the guy who shows you around the valley!  This is a small operation with a great service that wants to take care of you.  With small groups of up to 4 people and always a tail guide on hand these guys will have you covered on your backcountry adventure.  As well as backcountry tours Hakuba Mountain Life also offer avalanche training.

place Hakuba Valley

Evergreen Alpine Academy

Evergreen Alpine Academy offers ski and snowboard lessons for those who are looking to try out freeriding.  The lessons are for intermediate to advanced riders who are looking at developing their skills to allow them to ride more comfortably in freeride conditions.  You will learn the basics about avalanche rescue equipment and also receive coaching to improve your skiing or snowboarding to allow you to ride more challenging terrain.

Lesson Types – Group and Private lessons

Languages – English, Chinese.  Other languages may be available upon request.

place Tsugaike Kogen

Evergreen International Ski School

Evergreen International Ski School is the oldest and largest English speaking ski school in Hakuba.  With ski school offices located at Happo One, Iwatake, Tsugaike Kogen and Cortina Evergreen have a lot to offer.  Evergreen also have daycare facilities available at some of their locations.

Lesson Types – Group Lessons & Private Lessons

Languages – English, Chinese.  Other languages may be available upon request.

place Happo One, Iwatake, Tsugaike, Cortina

Snow Monkeys & Zenkoji Temple

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the famous Japanese Snow Monkeys when you are in Hakuba. Take a day off the slopes and head out with the friends and family and see the Macaque up close and personal taking a dip in the hot springs. After visiting the Snow Monkeys go and enjoy a Japanese Lunch before heading into Nagano city to see Zenkoji Temple, one of the most visited temples in Japan.

place Nagano

Kimono & Japanese Culture Experience

The Kimono is a traditional Japanese garment that comes in many different colours and patterns.  The type of style worn is dictated by a range of specific criteria, including gender, marital status, and event.  This half-day tour will take you to a traditional Japanese family residence where a professional Kimono teacher will assist you in choosing the best Kimono for you.  Once your Kimono is on you will get to experience a Japanese Tea Ceremony followed by some traditional cuisine before returning back to your accommodation early afternoon.

place Nagano

Matsumoto City Culture Experience Tour

Escape Hakuba for a day and visit the National Treasure of Japan, Matsumoto Castle.  This is a full-day tour that will take you to see Japan’s largest Wasabi Farm, then on to experience the Samurai Spirit through performing “Kembu” where you will learn basic slashing techniques and some simple samurai actions.  After lunch, you will visit Matsumoto Castle (wrap up warm, it’s cold in there) before finishing your day at the Kametaya Sake Brewery.

place Matsumoto

Snowmobile Tour

Looking for something else to get the adrenaline going whilst you are in Hakuba?  Why not try out the Snowmobile Tours from Hakuba Lion Adventure. After a quick introduction enjoy the tour running through the foothills of the Japanese Alps. On their modern and comfortable snowmobiles, try out a new and exciting experience! Amazing views and lots of fun, don’t be afraid of the speed!

place Hakuba

Hakuba Snow Sports School

Hakuba Snow Sports School is located at Iimori Ski Resort where they offer both adult and child group ski and snowboard lessons at 10.30am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-3.30pm or full-day programs from 10.30am-3.30pm.  The group lessons range from first-timers through to advanced.  As well as group lessons Hakuba Snow Sports School offer a wide range of private lessons from 2 hours which are only available at Iimori through to full-day lessons (6 hours) that can be taken at most resorts within the Hakuba Valley.

Lesson Types – Group Lessons & Private Lessons

Languages – English.  Other languages may be available upon request.

place Iimori (Groups), Other resorts (Private)

Hakuba Ski Concierge

Hakuba Ski Concierge is a small boutique ski school that only offers private lessons.  If you are looking for a full service from being picked up and taken to the resort of your choice and then changing resorts throughout the day then Hakuba Ski Concierge may be what you need.  These guys specialise in tailoring to your needs.

Lesson Types – Private Lessons

Languages – English

place Hakuba 47

Goodguides

Goodguides is a backcountry tour service that are not only aiming to give you the best powder skiing of your life but also introduces you to the amazing cultures that Japan has to offer.  Goodguides offer single and multi-day packages in Hakuba as well as trips in Myoko and multi-day adventures known as the Alps to Coast package.

place Hakuba valley & Myoko

Frontier Ski & Snowboard School

Frontier Hakuba is a ski and snowboarding school at Norikura Onsen Ski Resort.  They are a small boutique ski school who have great instructors who can help you learn and improve your enjoyment on the snow.

Lesson Types – Group Lessons & Private Lessons

Languages – English, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish.

place Norikura Ski Resort

Hakuba Powder Tours

Hakuba Powder Tours is a small Backcountry Tour service in the Hakuba Valley.  With experienced guides who have been spending many winters in the Hakuba Backcountry, you are in guaranteed to be shown some of the best backcountry spots in the Hakuba Valley.  As well as backcountry tours they offer resort guiding, lift-accessed side-country tours and full backcountry tours.

place Hakuba Valley

Gyoza & Sushi Cooking Class

Japanese cuisine is an experience in itself!  Why not take the opportunity to learn how to cook Gyoza and Sushi so you can then take the skills back home with you, then you can cook up your favourite Japanese food when you get that little craving!

place Hakuba