Nozawa Onsen Backcountry Tours

In need of some backcountry fresh in Nozawa Onsen? Or simply need a Nozawa Onsen ski guide to show you the best in-bounds stashes? You’ve come to the right place!

Nozawa Onsen Backcountry Tours

We are pleased to be able to help book group and private Nozawa Onsen backcountry tours. These are run by well established local operations with experienced Nozawa back country guides

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Nozawa Backcountry Ski: Overview

Welcome to awesome experience of Nozawa Onsen backcountry tours.

Backcountry guides in Nozawa Onsen are familiar with the terrain, weather conditions, and avalanche risks in the area. They can provide a safe and enjoyable experience for backcountry enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Across all skill levels these Nozawa back country tours features easy access, great tree riding and some of the best hot springs in Japan, making Nozawa your first choice for Japan backcountry adventures.

The resort tops out at 1650m with bottom lift starting at 550m allowing for 1000m of vertical on some runs. The terrain allows for a plethora of route options ranging from lift access short hike powder bowls to long run touring with something for all levels and styles. Typically the season starts early January and the best snow lasts until late Feb, but there are always a few surprisingly good days in March. Most local tours tend to explore the deep powder fields by first heading up the lift line.

Nozawa Onsen Backcountry Tours: Video

Things To Bring

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Touring Levels

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nozawa onsen backcountry tours

Nozawa Onsen Backcountry Tours

Important Information


Backcountry tours for Nozawa Onsen run Jan 15th – March 15th (8.00 – 4.30pm) but may vary due to lift operation circumstances and snow depth. Contact us for possible tours outside these dates


Private tours start at 80,000, or group tours at 20,000 per person for full day tours.

Nozawa backcountry tours: routes and skill levels

The route will be chosen and customised by your guide to match your skill & experience level


This is the perfect introductory tour to backcountry touring. Learn how to use the gear and access some easy untracked terrain to master those powder turns in the Nozawa backcountry.


If you have been BC before and want to get away from the crowds to find those secret stashes then look no further. We have the goods!


If you are looking for a BIG day of backcountry Nozawa touring, have plenty of experience and are a high level rider, then one of our expert routes is for you.

Need to know:

  • Minimum of 2 people required to run tour;
  • Age 13 and older + Intermediate level ski/snowboarder or above;
  • Participants under 20 must have signature of guardian or parent;
  • A moderate level of fitness is required. The fitter the group the more extensive the touring options;
  • Bring: Ski/Board, Boots, Ski clothing, Gloves, Helmet,Goggles, ski poles with BIG baskets, drink, snacks, sandwich/food;
  • Included: Professional guide, Avalanche transceiver, Probe & Shovel;
  • The price does not include skis/snowboard, lift ticket, lunch or insurance;
  • Please ensure your travel insurance will cover any circumstances that may occur during your tour.

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Nozawa Onsen Backcountry

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