Private powder guide

Private tours on request.

We will guide you on a private tour according to your request, such as the area you want to go to, or trying first backcountry. We will accept your request not only access from Appi Kogen Ski Resort, but also guide Hachimantai area.

Participant conditions

  • Skiers and snowboarders capable of skiing on non-compacted snow slopes.
  • Those who have the physical strength to climb the snowy mountains.
  • Those who fully understand the difference of risks between on the ski slopes and outside the controlled area.
Open period Late December 2022 – March 27,2023
Open hours 8:00am〜
Price (tax included) Half day (3 hours) … 30,000 JPY
1 day… 42,000 JPY
* For 5 or more people, second guide will be provided.
Second guide fee
Half day … 20,000 JPY
1 day… 30,000 JPY
Application deadline Until 17:00 3 days before the event
Helmet, beacon required (rental available) * Ski / snowboard for tour, seal, lunch (for one day, must be prepared by yourself)

Reservation / Inquiry

IHATOV Appi Kogen Nature Tours (in Appi Kogen Resort Center)
TEL:0195-73-6228 FAX:0195-73-5681

Precautions for participating in backcountry tours

Participation is conditional on those who agreed with all of the following contents.

  • Advanced skiers and snowboarders who can ski on non-compacted snow slopes.
  • Experienced people with backcountry. * Inexperienced people will be asked to take a lesson for BC beginners in advance and will be judged to participate in the CAT tour.
  • Those who fully understand the risks of behaviour outside the controlled area of snowy mountains.
  • There are Japanese and English speaking member in the group.
  • It is possible to control speed, slide and stop safely on any non-compacted snow slopes or snow condition.
  • You can stand up by yourself even if you fall down to deep snow.
  • Please follow the guide's instructions during the tour as it is a group activity.
  • If you have been injured or ill in the past, please let us know in advance.
  • Please note that if there is a difference in skill or physical strength in the party, we will adjust the level.
  • If the guide determines that the level is insufficient, the person will be asked to leave the tour. (No refund)
  • Appi Backcountry Tours will not be responsible for the accidents caused by carelessness during the program. (No refund)
  • Those who have no problem with their health. If you suspect you have a cold or illness on the day, please decline to participate.
  • If you damaged or lost the rental items, you will be asked to compensate for them.
  • Please strictly adhere to the meeting time.
  • This program is held outside the controlled area. Please understand that there are various dangers are involved unlike the maintained areas.
  • Participants are requested to enroll insurance in advance such as mountain insurance, which covers mountain climbing activities.
  • Minors must be accompanied by a guardian.

Rental items

①Alpine tour ski full-set 3 hours 7,000 yen
5 hours 8,500 yen
1 day 9,500 yen
②Alpine tour ski set (ski, seal, pole 3-piece set) 3 hours 6,300 yen
1 day 7,650 yen
③Alpine tour ski 3 hours 3,600 yen
5 hours 5,500 yen
1 day 6,000 yen
④Alpine tour boots 3 hours 3,000 yen
5 hours 4,500 yen
1 day 5,000 yen
⑤Backcountry tour pole 1,550 yen  
⑥Climbing skin (seal) 1,250 yen  
⑦Telemark set (ski, boots, stock, seal) 4,600 yen  
⑧Soft telemark set (ski, boots, stock) 3,550 yen  
⑨Telemark ski (seal) 3,050 yen  
⑩Telemark ski (step cut) 2,550 yen  
⑪Telemark hard boots 2,050 yen  
⑫Telemark soft boots 1,550 yen  
⑬BC snowshoes 3,300 yen  
⑭Cross country ski set (13 yrs and above) 3,300 yen  
⑮Cross country ski set (7-12 yrs) 2,200 yen  
⑯Helmet rental 1,100 yen Tour participants only
⑰Beacon (tracker) 2,550 yen Tour participants 1,100 yen
⑱Shovel 1,550 yen Tour participants 1,100 yen
⑲Probe 1,550 yen Tour participants 1,100 yen
⑳Rucksack (single item) 1,550 yen  
㉑Snowboard 3-piece set (BC snowshoes, poles, backpack) 3 hours 4,500 yen
1 day 5,500 yen

* The price is for one day (1 tour or 8 hours).

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Salomon rental gears started from this season.