Got some skills that need refining?

Maybe you have always wanted to learn some high end progressions with the Pros? We have assembled that team of specialist trainers who will take you to terrain that others can not, challenge you with cutting edge instruction techniques and keep you moving toward your skiing / snowboarding goals. Our workshops are designed for the rider who wants to push themselves into unfamiliar territory, explore parts of the mountain that were previously inaccessible and learn skills to master this new terrain.

  • CSIA
  • APSI
  • CASI
  • APSI



Sometimes all you need to do is take a few steps from the ‘well worn path’ to find the terrain that you came to Japan for. But where to start? It can be confusing to understand exactly where you are allowed to go and what to do in Off Piste terrain if something goes wrong. That’s where we come in…

This instructional workshop is designed to teach you how to ski in off piste terrain and what to do in variable snow conditions, but most importantly, we will train you on the crucial safety aspects of negotiating hazards in unpredictable areas.

This workshop is delivered in conjunction with the Evergreen Backcountry Guides, guiding the Hakuba backcountry professionally for over 20 years. You are in safe hands.

About The Guides

Our guides are a team of internationally recognised ISIA trainers who want to share their passion for the mountains with you. We will assess your skills and create an itinerary of runs that act as stepping stones for you to build the confidence to venture beyond the groomers, and make the most of the incredible powder skiing that Japan has on offer.


Take It Further

You’re doing Japan so let’s be realistic… you’re looking for faceshots. Deep powder. You want to get inside the White Room but it’s not always that easy to find the door! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Join us for 2 days of exploration and mountain hopping with our internationally recognised ISIA trainers who have the keys to the terrain you want to ski… AND the ability to help you unlock the door to the skills you need to ride it like a pro.

What Is Included

  • 2 Days of instructional inbounds guiding and technical coaching
  • Off piste terrain access
  • Max 6 ppl in a workshop group*
  • Video analysis and biomechanical feedback session
  • Transport between resorts
  • Pick up in the Evergreen Shuttle (pickup locations are set around Happo, please see FAQ section for more details)

Does Not Include

  • Lift tickets
  • Lunch

*2 ppl minimum for the workshop to run


Thursday-Friday & Saturday-Sunday.
Optional day can be done any day of the week.

7:55am meet, 8am – 3pm workshop


Meet at Evergreen International Ski School Kokusai Reception (Happo-one). Click here for access details


(¥53,500 incl. additional Off Piste Day)

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“She Shreds” Women’s Clinics (4 days)

Mountain Retreats for Women in the Japanese Alps

Designed by women, for women, our “Women of The Mountain” program will teach you the skills you need so you feel safe, in control and able to ride the runs you’ve always dreamed of.

You will experience the true essence of the Hakuba Valley and the Japanese Alps with professional instructors who will guide you through the week.

What Is Included

  • 3 Day instruction / guiding
  • 1 Yoga session
  • 1 Pilates session
  • 1 Evening Snowshoe Tour with chocolate fondue and Glehwein
  • 3 healthy macrobiotic lunches, specially catered for by Roots Cafe
  • Sake tasting evening with set menu dinner at authentic local Japanese restaurant
  • Workshop: “Building confidence by overcoming limiting beliefs”
  • Boot fitting evening at Boot Solutions

What It Costs

3 Day Package: ¥73,500

4 Day Package: ¥89,500

Optional 4th day workshop either:
– Intro to Off Piste
– Intro to Ski Touring (advanced groups)

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All Mountain Workshops (5 days)

Improve Your Riding in Hakuba

Get the coaching and feedback that you have always wanted so you can take your riding to the next level.

Experience quality time on snow with an internationally recognised ISIA instructor trainer who will help you develop the skills you need to shred the terrain you’ve been dreaming of.

What Is Included

  • 5 days of coaching:
    • Rider development; carving, moguls and off piste sessions.
    • Steep & deep skiing clinics
    • Video analysis sessions
  • Opportunity to complete the Level One Instructor Course! (additional cost)

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Intro To Backcountry Touring Clinic (1 Week)

Take The First Step

Ready to get out of the resort and find out what this whole touring business is about? Smart move! You’re about to truly experience the serenity of the mountains.

You will be gently immersed into the world of backcountry touring with the assistance of a certified guide and instructor, who will take your through the steps needed to set you up for success outside the resort.

What Is Included

  • 5 days of coaching & instructional backcountry touring
    • Rider development and off piste sessions.
    • Steep & deep skiing clinics
    • Guided backcountry touring days
    • Video analysis sessions
    • Advice on purchasing your own AT equipment (if interested)
    • Advice on efficient use of equipment
    • Pack organisation & advice on nutrition for touring
  • OPTIONAL: Add a 1 day Companion Rescue Skills (CRS) course to your week!
    • Backcountry first aid
    • Emergency search & rescue procedures

What You Achieve

  • Improved riding ability in all terrain
  • Exposure to fun and challenging backcountry terrain
  • Introductory knowledge on avalanche risk and assessment

After completing this program you will have the opportunity to join the Avalanche Skills Training and Companion Rescue Course program, held in the week after the Intro to Backcountry Touring Clinic.

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What are you interested in?

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