6 NIGHTS I 5 DAYS GUIDING
Cat Skiing, Freeriding in the Backcountry & Pow Surfing at a private resort
Join us in Japan, at the peak of the powder season. This will be a backcountry freeride and powder surfing experience. We start the tour in Myoko and ride the nearby resorts. Then we head to our own private cat ski operation. You don’t have to compete for fresh lines here. We have the cat ski operation at our disposal for 3 full days so we can access the amazing terrain in this area. We will ride big backcountry lines, accessed by snowcat’s and mellow hikes, as well as pow surf on yukiita (binding-less snowboards). We will have the resort to ourselves, with the exclusive use of snowcat’s to shuttle us to the top after each run. Throughout the tour we stay in a 240 year old traditional Japanese Ryokan, with outdoor onsen overlooking frozen waterfalls, and have amazing locally sourced breakfasts and dinners included. This is an authentic Japan experience not to be missed.
SNOW & CONDITIONS
Early February is the best time of year to experience powder surfing in Northern Nagano. What you can expect is light dry snow, perfect for powder surfing. Temps will be cold, with temperatures ranging from -5 to -15 degrees Celsius.
BACKCOUNTRY & FREERIDE SESSIONS
Each day your guides will take you to a different zone to ride. We may make short ascents with snowshoes, take a chairlift, or use the snowcat’s to access another zone. Each day will be different and we will make the decision based on weather and snowfall. There are so many riding options in this area.
LEARN HOW TO RIDE POW SURF BOARDS
While you can bring your regular snowboard to ride in the powder, you can also try powder surfing on binding-free boards. Powder Surfing at it’s core, is a return to the roots of snowboarding. You’ll get to experience binding-free riding, propelled by gravity, similar to surfing and skateboarding. The lack of bindings allows exploration of how stance and position affect the ride. It conveys the spirit and original stoke of surfing and gives the rider a connection with nature. It opens up the backcountry and backyard hills to new forms of riding and exploration.
- You’ll get to spend 3 days cat skiing at our own Private Ski Area
- You’ll spend three days powder surfing & snowboarding in the Japan backcountry
- You’ll get to chase the powder with our guides in Myoko
- You’ll get to learn how to pow surf WATCH HERE
- You’ll get to experience Yukiita snowboarding culture in Japan while travelling with our local guides
- You’ll be blown away by the area and scenery, staying in a 240 year old Ryokan with steaming onsen overlooking frozen waterfalls
We have limited spots available for this tour.