Backcountry Tour

Backcountry Tour

Let the experienced Powder Team guide you around your favorite area from the suburb of Tomamu, to Mount Asahi and Mount Furano, etc.

Riki Japow Guide

GUIDE
Riki Nakajima / RIKI JAPOW GUIDE

Riki’s first skiing experience was at an early age when he attended a YMCA ski camp. After watching the local kids skiing out of boundary slopes, he become deeply attached to the joys of skiing. Riki is the world’s first certified free style ski coach who obtained his certificate from Whistler in 2000. At the same time, he has participated in numerous free style ski competitions. Riki has been featured in various magazines and DVDs as a rider for Patagonia, Rossignol and Oakley. He is specialised in the areas around the ‘Hokushin’ (northern Nagano) region to the southern ‘Tohoku’ (north-eastern) region.

Freeride World Tour official program
 Step to Back Country(Elementary)

The first official training program in Japan of "Freeride World Tour", the largest world tour of freeriding. Enjoy ski not only at the ski resort but also the natural terrain of mountains. Ski through the mountains happily and learning the minimum required skills for fun at the same time. Aim to acquire the judgment skill in backcountry and raise the skiing skill.

Period
Jan. 5, 2019 - Mar. 17, 2019
Time
9:00 - 11:00 / 13:00 - 15:00
Price
20,000yen per person
* Avalanche gear (beacon, shovel, probe) free rental
Meeting Place
Tomamu The Tower 1F Lobby
Capacity
8
Participation criteria
・Able to ski or be in control (brake) in various places / snow surface conditions (steep slopes, woods (skiing between trees), crud snow, deep snow, irregular landscape, etc)
・Able to foresee danger and retreat to safety
・13 years old or above
Attention
* There are circumstances where cancellation may occur due to adverse weather and poor course conditions. In such cases, we will refund the tour fee according to the company's terms of tour, however, we will not accept any requests of refund for the costs of transportation towards Tomamu. We appreciate your understanding in advance.
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Discovery TOMAMU(Intermediate)

There is some uncovered earia in Tomamu bound.You want to ride there?
* These are programs for those who have participated "Step to Back Country" or "Snow Academy (Lessons) Mountain Host" in the past

Period
Jan. 5, 2019 - Mar. 17, 2019
Time
10:00 - 15:00
Price
24,000yen per person
* Avalanche gear (beacon, shovel, probe) free rental
Meeting Place
Tomamu The Tower 1F Lobby
Capacity
6
Participation criteria
・Able to ski or be in control (brake) in various places / snow surface conditions (steep slopes, woods (skiing between trees), crud snow, deep snow, irregular landscape, etc)
・Able to foresee danger and retreat to safety
・13 years old or above
・Those who have participated "Step to Back Country" or "Snow Academy Mountain Host Lessons" in the past
Attention
* There are circumstances where cancellation may occur due to adverse weather and poor course conditions. In such cases, we will refund the tour fee according to the company's terms of tour, however, we will not accept any requests of refund for the costs of transportation towards Tomamu. We appreciate your understanding in advance.
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Hiking & Shred(Intermediate)

Would you like to try challenging backcountry ski that suits your skills level? According to you level, you may even start with enjoying a picnic with a board with you. (Lunch included)
* These are programs for those who have participated "Step to Back Country" or "Snow Academy (Lessons) Mountain Host" in the past

Period
Jan. 5, 2019 - Mar. 17, 2019
Time
9:00 - 17:00
Price
1 group 60,000円
* Avalanche gear (beacon, shovel, probe) free rental
Meeting Place
Tomamu The Tower 1F Lobby
Capacity
6
Participation criteria
・Able to ski or be in control (brake) in various places / snow surface conditions (steep slopes, woods (skiing between trees), crud snow, deep snow, irregular landscape, etc)
・Able to foresee danger and retreat to safety
・13 years old or above
・Those who have participated "Step to Back Country" or "Snow Academy Mountain Host Lessons" in the past
Attention
* There are circumstances where cancellation may occur due to adverse weather and poor course conditions. In such cases, we will refund the tour fee according to the company's terms of tour, however, we will not accept any requests of refund for the costs of transportation towards Tomamu. We appreciate your understanding in advance.
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Sunrise BC tour

Hike in the dark. Enjoy the dawn at the Top. And shred down with rising sun. We head back to Tomamu where just starting a new day.Take a shower or jacuzzi,eat breakfast and maybe Champagne.
* These are programs for those who have participated "Discovery TOMAMU" or "Hiking & Shred" in the past

Period
Jan. 5, 2019 - Mar. 17, 2019
Time
AM3:00 - AM8:00
Price
30,000yen per person
* Avalanche gear (beacon, shovel, probe) free rental
Meeting Place
Tomamu The Tower 1F Lobby
Capacity
6
Participation criteria
・Able to ski or be in control (brake) in various places / snow surface conditions (steep slopes, woods (skiing between trees), crud snow, deep snow, irregular landscape, etc)
・Able to foresee danger and retreat to safety
・13 years old or above
・Those who have participated "Discovery TOMAMU" or "Sunrise BC tour" in the past
Attention
* There are circumstances where cancellation may occur due to adverse weather and poor course conditions. In such cases, we will refund the tour fee according to the company's terms of tour, however, we will not accept any requests of refund for the costs of transportation towards Tomamu. We appreciate your understanding in advance.
Reservation
Detailed information & Reservation

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