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Introducing Evergreen Backcountry Guides

As you most probably know, for a long time now Evergreen has been a leading provider of Backcountry & Off Piste Tours, Snowshoe & Cross Country Tours, and Avalanche Courses in and around Hakuba – as well as running and award-winning ski school and operating a wealth of other tours and training year round. We’ve been running all our Summer and …

The Deepest Trip Of Your Life

Our Teton Gravity Research friend came to Hakuba and wrote this lovely article!! Check it out! http://www.tetongravity.com/blogs/The-Deepest-Trip-Of-Your-Life-Japan-5835459.htm

Backcountry Continues in Sunny Weather

We found some really nice snow in the Hakuba backcountry today. Despite warm temperatures, on the shady sides we found fine faceted sugar powder with a little graupel mixed in and a topping of surface hoar. It was fast, with a thaw crust some 15 cm below, but stable and fun! On sunny aspects, we found smooth-turning spring slush that …

Off-Piste photo

Another beautiful day out there yesterday with fresh snow and bluebird skies. Kevin Krein got some nice powder while out guiding one of Evergreen’s Off-Piste Tours – photo courtesy of Bill Glude. Check out our Off-Piste Tours to get some of the action yourself!

Lots of Snow!

We found nice powder skiing today off-piste at Cortina. The rain crust is faceting and weakening, but with no windslab or too-heavy loading, today’s conditions allowed us to ski most slopes. Photo by Bill Glude   Monday’s rain soaked the upper snow pack below 2000 metres and has since frozen with recent cold temperatures. At higher elevations, however, there is …

Guide Kaeriyama 帰山さん

  Evergreen Guide Kaeriyama-san Mitsu finds good snow in the Hakuba backcountry today. This week’s thaw crust is continuing to facet and weaken; we were very careful to ride only smaller, low-consequence terrain today and to avoid wind-loaded areas. With care, there is excellent snow to be found. Comment & Photo by Bill Glude.