Planning to ski Japan? Located in Japan's Nagano Prefecture and put on the map globally by the 1998 Winter Olympics, Hakuba has been famous in Japan for skiing for decades and boasts some of the best resorts and snowfall in the country. Located around 4 hours from Tokyo, there are many ways to travel directly or otherwise from Narita Airport. Hakuba has many hotels, restaurants, shops, rental services etc, and is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in skiing in Japan or outdoor activities in Japan in general. One look at the many peaks towering to nearly 3000m above the village and you will understand! The Season here can start as early as November, but the best conditions can generally be found from Christmas to late February with March perfect for spring skiing and some of the resorts staying open until the first week of May.
Operating in Hakuba for a decade and based on the slopes of Happo-one, arguably one of Japan's biggest and best ski resorts, Evergreen Outdoor Center has something for everyone - whether you are seeking a professional ski school for ski and snowboard lessons in Hakuba, avalanche skills training, deep powder backcountry tours, or just a place to drop the youngsters off while you get amongst it - we are waiting to ski Hakuba with you!
Whether you are a beginner looking for ski/snowboard lessons to learn to link turns on the green runs, an advanced skier/snowboarder ready to take it to the park and work on your freestyle skills or somewhere in-between, our ski school offers friendly, personal and professional service. All our instructors speak fluent English, hold first aid and instructing certificates and come with glowing recommendations; as well we have instructors who speak French, Spanish and more.
Kids Ski & Snowboard Lessons in Hakuba will get your kids enjoying skiing and snowboarding in no time!
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Snowboard Lessons in Hakuba will get you from falling on the greens to carving the blacks to ripping deep pow.
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Telemark Lessons in Hakuba with our skilled instructors will have you digging in turns on your knees in no time.
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Hakuba Powder Clinics for skiers and snowboarders are a must to make the most of those deep powder days Hakuba loves to throw up.
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Though we specialise in backcountry tours from the alpine towering above Hakuba to some of the worlds best tree runs, we also offer snowshoe tours from easy to difficult, evening snowshoe fondue tours and cross country tours on Olympic courses - a way for everyone to experience Hakuba powder away from the resorts and to get a taste of outdoor activities in Japan. Enjoy outdoor Japan with us!
Backcountry Tours in Hakuba - come and explore some of the very best backcountry terrain and tree runs in Japan - ski Hakuba powder with us!
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Evening Snowshoe Tours in Hakuba - the walk is not strenuous, but just enough to work up an appetite for dessert fondue in a specially crafted snow shelter.
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David Enright is a member of the Canadian Avalanche Association and has instructed on recreational & professional avalanche courses for over a decade. The Avalanche Skills Training (AST) courses have been developed by the Canadian Avalanche Center and are considered the standard in recreational avalanche training.
For young children that may not be ready for the slopes just yet or those kids just wanting to have fun day playing indoors and out, daycare service is available. We accept children from 18 months - 5 years of age.
Daycare in Hakuba - kids will feel right at home whether it is making arts & crafts, playing games or exploring the snowy world around the facility.
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Check the following links for more information:
››CASI Courses - snowboard instructor courses in Hakuba.
››Hakuba Snow Report / Blogs - updated daily in Winter by our crew in Hakuba.
››Ski Lesson Levels - find your ski level here.
››Snowboard Lesson Levels - find your snowboard level here.
››Complimentary Shuttle Service - information about our shuttle service for clients.
››Evergreen Winter Price List - all our prices in one place for your convenience.
Thanks, Evergreen Outdoor Center. Absolutely the best ski experience that we have ever had. The whole family had a world of fun. From beginners to parallel skiing in 4 lessons. I highly recommend the experience to anyone from ages 3 to 40+. Thanks again!
After all these years I finally got to do the Avalanche Intro course. Recommended to anyone who cares for their mates and themselves, and to have more awareness of the dangers out there. Thanks, you may have saved my life!!
What a blast! Thanks for a great snowshoeing experience. The food was yummy, the scenery was beautiful and the guides were awesome!