※This is a program designed for advanced skiers and snowboarders, with back country skiing experience.
This can be a very dangerous tour with the ever present risk of an avalanche disaster. We use avalanche beacons and probes, shovels, climbing skin and snow shoes on our 2 to 3 hour hike up the vertical hill on our way to the deep wilderness of Mt. Gassan.
In one day we will ski a difference of about 1000m (3000ft) in elevation. Make your own trail in the untouched snow.
This tour is not only for skiers, but snowboarders are welcome to join as well.
|1||Yamagata Station||9:00 a.m.||We will pick you up at Yamagata station and go to the lodge to change clothes. Then after lunch, we will go to the mountain to backcountry ski.||B×|
|2||Yamagata Station||17:00 p.m.||After breakfast in the lodge, we will hike up the mountain for about 2~3hours and then ski down. The tour will finish around 14:00 p.m. We will take you to Yamagata station to conclude the tour.||B○|
- Cost per person:
・(2~3 people) JPY35,000/person
・(4~5 people) JPY30,000/person
・(6~8 people) JPY28,000/person
・Beacon Rental : JPY1,000/day
・Probe Rental : JPY1,000/day
・Shovel Rental: JPY1,000/day
・Snowshoe Rental: JPY1,000/day
- Cost includes:
• Accommodations for 1 night as per itinerary (One group per cottage)
• 1 Breakfast 1 Dinner ※Drink fee not included
• Transportation in Yamagata
• Insurance fee in Yamagata
• English speaking ski mountain guide
- Cost does not include:
• Drink fee
• All fees during free time
• Costs that do not appear on the itinerary
• Individual expenses
• International airfare
• Transportation to Yamagata
- Required gear
• Ski or Snowboard
• Snowshoe or Climbing skin
• Base Layer
• Energy bars
- Cancelation policy
From 29 days up until 20 days before your tour date will cost 10% of the total fee.
From 19 days up until 10 days before your tour date will cost 25% of the total fee.
From 9 days up until 4 days before your tour date will cost 50% of the total fee.
From 3 days up until the day before your tour date will cost 80% of the total fee.
On the day of your tour 100 % of the total fee.