20.12.2018 - 23.02.2019
Guided weeks in Hakuba
Matkassa mukana: Vesa Rouvila
20.12.2018 - 23.02.2019
Matkassa mukana: Vesa Rouvila
Elämysmatkat arranges guided freeskiing weeks in Hakuba, during which powder snow can be enjoyed safely and in good company. When correctly practiced, backcountry skiing offers a magnificent experience to the skilled powder hound!
Due to the vast amounts of snow which falls in Hakuba each year, the area can be dangerous. Inexperienced skiers have no business venturing outside the marked slopes without an expert guide. Elämysmatkat urges everyone to take the advice and heed the warnings of the local authorities seriously.
Guided freeskiing weeks are recommended to all skiers and snowboarders interested in backcountry. Guided freeskiing weeks are arranget at 10.-19.1. and 17.-26.01. Elämysmatkat is also arranging freeskiing ”From slopes to backcountry” week for beginners at 10.-19.1.2019. Ask more from our office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freeskiing week participants are divided into smaller groups based on skills and expectations.
To help manage the backcountry’s inherent risks, you need the right gear, thorough training, an understanding of weather and mountain environments, and experienced partners. Elämysmatkat guides are familiar with the Hakuba backcountry and trained for the latest avalanche safety. All freeskiing week participants can accomplish avalanche safety theory lessons prior to their trip at Nov or Dec.
All the freeskiing week participants must have avalanche safety equipments (Transceiver, probe and snow shovel) and backcountry touring equipments (Skis or splipboard with climbing skins or snow shoes). Participants can rent safety equipment from Elämysmatkat (Limited amount/week). If you are using climbing skins or snow shoes, it is recommended to look for them in advance, it is really challenging and expensive to purchase them from destination.
Season 18/19 Thursday – Saturday (Tokyo extension Thu-Sun)
Published flight schedules are subject to change. After your flight 5-6- hours joint transportation from Tokyon Narita to Hakuba.
Hakuba Abest Hotel offers quality western accommodation in an excellent location. The hotel’s location is perfect for skier: some of the Hakuba Happo-One off-piste trails pretty much ski down to the pension door. The restaurants, bars and other services of the Hakuba Wadano region are only half a kilometre walk away. The hotel offers free transport to the farthest restaurants in the evenings.
The rooms each have their own bathroom, cable TV, hair dryer, fridge and free Internet. The hotel also has a fabulous Japanese spa, onsen, for relaxing after a successful day of skiing. A tasty breakfast is also included. High Mount is traditional, and with good reason the most popular choice for accommodation in Hakuba.
This cosy hotell is situated just a few minutes from Abest Hotel and some of Happo-One backcountry areas can be accessed straight from the door. The hotel offers comfortable twin rooms with free wi-fi, savory breakfast and transportation to Happo-Onen ski-lifts and Hakuba bus station. There is a ski retention room on the premises.
Tokyu is situated a few hundred meters from the ski lifts, right in the centre of the Wadano area. Tokyu Hotel suits travellers to Japan who wish to live comfortably and enjoy good services after a day of skiing.
Prices include a praised and comprehensive breakfast. Ask us also for other room classes and the half board option.
Hakuba Valley has a total of ten quality ski resorts. Elämysmatkat offers a centralised Hakuba accommodation, directly at the base of the biggest and most beautiful resort in the valley, Happo-One. The resort’s slopes, rising to an elevation of 1’800 meters (village at 800 meters), are groomed to perfection every night for the skier’s greater pleasure the next morning. The nearby resorts of Hakuba 47 and Hakuba Goryu complement the area with a great variety of terrain, in such a way that most won’t even feel the need to go to other resorts during their trip. Hakuba’s ten ski resorts boast a total of 135 lifts with Happo-One, and 47/Goryu each accounting for 25 of them.
In addition to perfect slope skiing, all three of the biggest Hakuba resorts offer incredible off-piste skiing. A path leads off from the top lifts, following which you can access large untouched off-piste areas.
Hakuba does not limit itself to skiing. There are plenty of fun things to do, and hot spots to visit. Good restaurants abound, and the offer is varied. And naturally, since we are in Japan and the sea is near, excellent fish food is in plentiful supply. But Japanese cuisine does not limit itself just to sushi; it offers great delicacies, ranging from teriyaki to Kobe ox. And those choosing to take a day off skiing can soak up the Japanese culture and lifestyle by visiting the old Japanese temples and spas located nearby. A visit to the fire festival which takes place near the end of January is quite popular, as is a visit to the hot springs, where you’ll catch a glimpse of the Japanese snow monkeys relaxing.
Elämysmatkat guides will gladly help you plan your auxiliary agenda, and give you tips regarding the restaurants and sights to see in the vicinity.