Myoko Backcountry Tours
Group and private backcountry tours are easily available in Myoko (as well as Madarao Kogen & Nozawa Onsen). These Myoko backcountry day tours start from 20,000 yen per person and are run by a well established operation with experienced Myoko backcountry guides. Myoko backcountry tours usually run mid-Jan to mid-March but may vary due to lift operation circumstances. The route will be chosen and customised by your guide to match your skill & experience level.
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Myoko Backcountry Tours – full day
These full day tours start from 20,000 yen per person and are run by a well established local operation with experienced Myoko guides. Guided pow tours run Jan 15th – March 15th (8.00 – 4.30pm) but may vary due to lift operation circumstances. The route will be chosen and customised by your guide to match your skill & experience level.
The terrain allows for a plethora of route options ranging from lift access short hike powder bowls to long run touring. They have something for all levels and styles.
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Myoko Ski Guide information
Historically, Powder Recon has only provided guided tours for their own clients as part of their accommodation and lift pass packages. As from winter 2017 Powder Recon now runs daily guided tours for walk in groups. Guided day trips can be arranged at the Powder Recon office building and include pickup and transfer for you and your friends via your very own private 4WD van to one of the many neighbouring resorts around Myoko Kogen. Contact them here.
If you’re looking to experience the best powder Akakura has to offer then the private Powder Program at Myoko Snowsports is for you. An 8:30am start time gets you the freshest snow, and your instructor will guide you around the resort’s hidden powder areas. Suitable for both first-time powder skiers/snowboarders looking for their first try, plus also for experienced off-piste riders wanting to explore the deepest areas. More info here.
Deep Powder Snowboard Ninja tours will provide local snowboard guiding depending on your skill level. These tours are not a backcountry tour, but an inbounds guided powder tour. Tour staff are local, well known and qualified snowboard instructors. The company owners also run Senke Hotel in Akakura. Book here.
Myoko Snow Cat Tours
Akakura First Tracks is a boutique cat ski operation offering Myoko back country and snowshoe tours starting from 31,500 yen per person. These start with hotel pick up at 7am. Go here for more info.
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