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Fly Down Snowy Slopes in the Backcountry of Tohoku
Ski and snowboard incredible powder snow on scenic Mount Hachimantai this winter
The northern region of Tohoku is rich with offerings for winter sports. The centerpiece of the area is the vast Towada-Hachimantai National Park, with many locations for backcountry skiing.
Backcountry skiing affords off-the-beaten-path sights sure to make your trip especially memorable, and the views and powder in the Hachimantai side of the park are some of the best in Japan. The experienced staff are certified in both guidance and avalanche tracking, but the route is advanced so it is only recommended for veteran skiers.
The tour starts with a snowcat journey to heights kissed by virgin snow. Blaze your own trail as you glide down the mountain. Swap your skis for a snowboard for extra excitement. Your guide can take pictures of you, too, if you bring your own memory card.
The tour is offered seasonally, from late January to early March.
Access: Take the Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka Station (about two hours), then take the bus to Hachimantai (about one and a half hours).
Guide & Lodge Clubman
2-712-2 Matsuoyoriki, Hachimantai-shi, Iwate-ken