BACKCOUNTRY SAFETY AND AVALANCHE SKILLS TRAINING IN HAKUBA


Explore the Backcountry the right way

AVALANCHE & BACKCOUNTRY COURSES IN HAKUBA

OPEN THE GATES TO A NEW WORLD


Ever wondered what lies behind the backcountry gates of ski resorts around the world? We can show you! Hakuba is a world class playground for backcountry lovers, with convenient lift access into incredible Alpine and Treeline terrain, this is the perfect place to adventure into the unknown with internationally qualified guides.

You will be touring with the experts. Our sister company, Evergreen Backcountry Guides, is one of the leading educators in Hakuba for avalanche awareness and safe backcountry travel, through facilitation of the Canadian Avalanche Association’s (CAA) Avalanche Skills Training (AST) and Companion Rescue Skills (CRS) programs.

Return yourself to nature, challenge yourself in these natural spaces…be rewarded with life changing experiences.

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INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY (1 Day)

TAKE AN AVALANCHE SAFETY COURSE IN HAKUBA THIS SEASON


Discover the allure of the backcountry! The Intro to Backcountry course will introduce you to the fundamentals of ski or split-board touring in the Japanese Alps. For skiers or snowboarders this is the perfect course for those to try out backcountry terrain, get away from the resorts and learn all the basic points to get in and safely out of the winter mountains. By practicing with the proper equipment, learning the safe methods of ascending and descending from professional guides participants will have a solid base to build their backcountry adventures upon. No previous backcountry touring experience necessary, though upper intermediate skiing and riding ability is necessary to navigate the backcountry terrain.

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About The Guides

This training is delivered in conjunction with Evergreen Backcountry Guides, training avalanche safety and guiding the Hakuba backcountry professionally for over 20 years. You are in the hands of experts.


AVALANCHE SAFETY TRAINING (2-5 Days)

TAKE AN AVALANCHE SAFETY COURSE IN HAKUBA THIS SEASON


Taking an Avalanche safety course is the first step when making a move into the Backcountry. Instructors Dave Enright, Bill Glude and Jon Conway are professional members of the Canadian Avalanche Association and between them have decades of experience instructing recreational & professional avalanche courses. The Avalanche Skills Training (AST) courses have been developed by the Canadian Avalanche Center and are considered the standard in recreational avalanche training.

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About The Guides

This training is delivered in conjunction with Evergreen Backcountry Guides, training avalanche safety and guiding the Hakuba backcountry professionally for over 20 years. You are in the hands of experts.


Avalanche Skills & Off Piste Touring Clinic (2 Weeks)

Avalanche Safety & Backcountry Training Program


Join us for two weeks of adventure and personal development as you take your first steps to learning about avalanche safety, freeride and backcountry travel.

Not only will you walk away with AST1 and CRC certificate, you’ll never look at the mountains in the same way. This mind blowing course that will expand your horizons forever.

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What Is Included

  • All mountain workshop
  • Off piste terrain access
  • Introduction to off piste
  • Introduction to BC
  • Video analysis and biomechanical feedback session
  • Transport between resorts
  • 3-piece set
  • 2 days of Avalanche Skills Training (AST)
  • 1 day Companion Rescue Course (CRC)
  • Max 6 ppl in a workshop group*

Does not Include

  • Lunch
  • Tickets
  • Accommodation

Dates

  • Jan 12 – 13, 2018
  • Feb  5 – 15, 2018
  • Mar 5 -15, 2018

Price

¥120,400
*3 ppl minimum for the workshop to run
*High ability level required (able to ski safety in all slopes with different rhythm, speed and radius)

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The 5 Week Freeride Course

LEARN TO RIDE YOUR DREAM TERRAIN


Learn how to safely access and ride the big terrain you’ve always dreamed of. We will coach you on your big mountain technique and give you a tonne of expert guided touring time, so you can develop the tools to make informed decisions and risk assessments in the backcountry. Finally, we will step you through essential medical, search and rescue skills so you can be a dependable member of a touring group.

freeride in hakuba

What Is Included

  • Avalanche Skills Training & Companion Rescue (AST + CR)
  • Avalanche Skills Training & MAT Rescue Course (AST + MAT)
  • Wilderness First Aid Course
  • Educational guided backcountry touring days.

Start Date

Jan 8th, 2018 (Fully booked)
Arrival in Hakuba no later than one day before start date.

Price

¥690,000

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What are you interested in?

 
  • Evergreen International Ski School
  • Evergreen Outdoor Center
  • Evergreen Backcountry Guides