Join us in the beautiful Myoko backcountry!
Dancing Snow has something for every adventurer, from hiking in the woods for complete beginners, to big descents from area peaks.
You don't have to be an expert skier to enjoy your own backcountry adventure with Dancing Snow!
Backcountry doesn't necessarily mean the ultra-steep slopes and narrow chutes of ski videos; if you're ready to have fun in the snow, we have something for you (including some steep and challenging runs).
Just tell us what you'd like to do
; we'll arrange a program to make it happen.
What we do
Snow hiking, on skis (and even beginners can handle these!) or snowshoes. A stroll through the snowy woods, hot lunch on a snow table (even a little wine for those who wish).
Telemark ski lessons, for those who have never tried the fun of freeheeling
Introduction to avalanche thinking. We have two Level 1-certified guides who can get you thinking about what it means to go into the backcountry, give you some basic tools and approaches, and get you used to using your "avy eyes" before you head off into untouched snow. The backcountry is great, but your knowledge of the risks is key.
Our Powder Experience at Seki Onsen. We run it like a tour, but you'll use lifts as we help you gradually get used to the idea of bounding through snow instead of crashing into the big waves of Myoko pow. You'll learn how to use avalanche gear (required for all to use!), enjoy lunch and a coffee break, and lots of powder (dates depend on good snow).
First tours: We have courses that aren't as challenging as a full peak attack, but that give a great experience in climbing up, and skiing down through the Myoko trees.
Intermediate telemark lessons, usually (because it's Myoko) with a focus on dealing with powder.
For those new to deep powder or backcountry skiing:
Trips to the many local peaks, for those who have experience in the backcountry, or have good powder/tree skiing experience and want to go all the way to the top.
We head into the Myoko back/backcountry, or to places like Tateyama, Oze and even Mt. Fuji in the spring; Tateyama in the fall.
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and let us know what sounds interesting, or what else you might like to do in Myoko's very big outdoors.
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