Your new home for Hakuba Backcountry Tours - Evergreen Backcountry Guides

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 …

Summer Camp 2016

The 2016 Summer Camp will give the children a chance to have fun with their friends whilst making new ones. The children will work as a team to build rafts, cook meals and make forest shelters. Camping over night, cooking, setting up and taking down camp will teach self reliance and camp craft skills. The children will have the chance …

New in 2016!

There is an exciting project going on in Hakuba at the moment which Evergreen is proud to be part of. This year Hakuba International School (HIS) will be running their Summer School from July 4th through 10th! The HIS Summer School has a range of stimulating activities such as outdoor sports, computer programming, creative arts and music! Why not join …

troy rafting the shinanogawa

June`s international School Camps

Despite being rainy season here in Hakuba, the outdoor adventures have continued. Coming from overseas, we welcomed an International School group last week for 7 days of fun in the Northern Japan Alps. Aside from a cultural day of visiting monkeys and Zenkoji temple, both kids and guides enjoyed hiking in the snow to up to Mt. Norikura-dake, canoeing on …

Staff training for the Evergreen Guides

With Green season upon us it is time for the Evergreen staff to refresh their guiding and first aid skills. With a few days on the Saigawa and Shinano rivers, Lake Aokiko and Hakuba`s mountain bike trails – our guides are feeling ready to go. We were also fortunate enough to have two staffers from Backpacker Medics to assist with …

More rafting fun on the Saigawa – June 10th 2015

Wednesday (June 15th) brought us another great afternoon of rafting on the Saigawa with a Junior High School group. Once again we had fantastic weather and happy faces!   EOC Guides Mitsu and Ben doing their safety talk. The kids are learning how to hold and use their paddles as well as a few rafting strokes. Pre-river; Guide Dave demonstrates …

School rafting trips in June

There is never a quiet moment here at Evergreen; between staff training and our regular lake & mountain tours, rafting is becoming increasingly popular. With the snow gone and summer well on it`s way, lots of schools within Japan are making their way to the rivers for this year`s rafting adventure. A welcome break from the classroom, students and teachers …

downriver training 2015

Downriver Training 2015

Early June is a great time of year to get out on the Saigawa for Canoe and Kayak Downriver Refresh and Training. The training is not only skills-based, it is always a good team building session for old and new staff.

Pictures from Lessons in Action & some fresh POW!

It has been raining 3 days ago, and the rain turned into snow.  All instructors with their days off got a first ride out on the Gondola at 8AM, and there was even a 15 minute queue for the Gondola late this season!  Many rode for 4 hours in the AM, 4 hours in the PM.  Super excited! Half of …

Hakuba Snow Report – 26th Mar 2012

Weather conditions: Cloud > clearing up? New snowfall: 20cm Snow depth: 280cm (Top of Goryu) And it is another extremely good morning from Hakuba. It really feels like winter is back at the moment. We have got about 10-15cm of new snow at base areas, but it actually feels like way more than that. It kept snowing all day long …