As mentioned in the ADVANCED / EXPERT section, Hakuba Norikura is a great portal to proper backcountry opportunities, but with the reward of fresh lines in deep powder comes a variety of risks. With this in mind, never venture out of bounds alone, nor without:

If you prefer to outsource the logistics and enjoy the convenience and peace of mind that come along with an organized tour, finding a certified guiding operation in this BC paradise is a painless process, with numerous group tours and private guides available to make your JAPOW dreams a reality. Consider starting your search with one of the following outfitters: