The 7-Day Nagano Storm Chaser
The Nagano storm chaser is a 7 day tour, with 5 ski days and at least 4 different resorts. The best of Japan's powder in one package trip
You've heard about it and you've been waiting for your turn to shred Japan's famous, puffy powder and that's all you want to do--all day, every day.
You know what Hakuba has to offer--you've seen the videos. But you've also heard rumors of other less known and less easily accessible resorts in Nagano/Niigata where snow is left sad and untracked, hoping for the day someone would come and shred it. Don't worry, we've got you covered.
The 7-day Storm Chaser is seven days of just that; non-stop powder. And if for some reason the pow isn't good one day? We'll hop in a van and chase the best possible storms.
Ski Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Our ski trips are geared toward intermediate to advanced skiers and riders. As an intermediate skier you should at least be able to ski down blue slopes using short, controlled turns and are in control 90% of the time on all slopes. While this trip includes guided mountain orientation tours, it does not include guided side country or backcountry tours. During the mountain orientation tour, your guide will fill you in on the best side country/backcountry routes where you can ski to some hidden powder stashes.
Package Ski Tour Summary
Following your arrival to Japan, depending on the time of arrival, you will be greeted by our guide either inside Narita airport (NRT) or the Keio Plaza hotel in Shinjuku. Follow the detailed itinerary for further information.
Departing Tokyo by van, we will head to Hakuba, the heart of the Japan alps and one of the stages for the 1998 Nagano Olympics. After getting settled into our four-star hotel, we'll say goodnight and dream of the next day's powder.
We stay around the Hakuba area for the next couple of days during which your guide will take you on a resort orientation tour. This is the fast-track to getting to know the best side-country access gates in Hakuba and also becoming familiar with where not to go if you don't want to end up hiking out of a stream. If for some reason the snow around Hakuba isn't proving to be mind-blowing, we'll pack our van and storm-chase until we find the good stuff.
After sufficiently skiing the Hakuba area, we travel to various resorts such as Myoko Kogen, Shiga Kogen and Nozawa Onsen. Myoko Kogen, due to its close proximity to the sea of Japan, receives on average an annual snow fall of over 14 meters! The snow quality at Myoko Kogen is arguably better than Hakuba and the runs will be yours as most Westerners don't stray this far from the safety of Hakuba.
At the end of each day, we can soak ourselves in natural hot springs, treat ourselves to delicious Japanese food, and think about how life couldn't get much better.
Package Tour Highlights
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