First Tracks Powder Clinic on Hakuba's Happo-one
In this powder skills specific clinic we meet early in the morning, catch the first gondola and are rewarded with fresh tracks while the rest of the masses are just rising. With a professional instructor who knows the best powder stashes for the Hakuba Japan area, we will work on powder skiing techniques, tree skiing, and cover some safety concerns while skiing in powder.
Our powder clinic is ideal for those with little powder experience who want to go on a backcountry tour with us or just enjoy Hakuba's world-class powder. Once you ride the untouched light powder runs you will know where the addiction comes from. A desire for fresh tracks and a minimum intermediate skill level are all that is needed to get that one of a kind feeling.
Skill is more important than age - please discuss with our reservations staff if you are unsure
You should be at least intermediate level on hardpack before participating in our Powder Clinics.
Max people per instructor:
*ski and snowboard powder lessons must be booked separately
*please sign-in at least 15-30 minutes before the lesson starts
*for beginners lessons lift tickets may not be necessary or a "points pass" may be more suitable than a regular pass - please talk with the instructor prior to the lesson
Powder Lesson Programs
Happo First Tracks
4 hours: 8:30-12:30
¥35,000 for 1 person, add ¥4,000 per extra person
Happo Jump Start
80 mins: 8:30-9:50
¥15,000 for 1 person, add ¥3,000 per extra person
All Powder Clinics begin and end at Evergreen Outdoor Center's Wadano Base inside the Wadanonomori Visitor's Center (opposite the Mominoki Hotel). Click here to see Wadano Base access details
Qualified ski/snowboard instructor (English speaking), insurance, tax and (ideally) all the powder you can eat!
Lift pass (except beginner lessons), winter clothing, knit cap, gloves, goggles and smiles! You will also need to have your own ski/snowboard gear.
Evergreen does not offer rental service.
For rental equipment, we recommend:
››The Boarding Co.
- locally owned and operated, quality equipment, online reservation system, delivered directly to your hotel, personal service
Book and confirm lessons with Evergreen and receive 10% off your rentals with The Boarding Co!
- long history in Hakuba, reasonable prices, shops located in all major areas.
Lessons available from Dec 10th
What is my ski level?
Our guides are native-level English-speaking professionals who are talented at conducting lessons that are safe, controlled, and emphasize proper techniques while having a great time. All instructors hold instructing as well as first-aid certificates. We also have French, German and Spanish speaking instructors available on request.
We classify into 4 ability levels - Beginner, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. Click below to see these levels and take a moment to think about your goals.
››Evergreen Ski Levels
Complimentary Shuttle Service
We are unable to offer a shuttle service for Powder Clinics and ask you to make your own way to Wadano Base for sign-in. Thank you for your understanding.
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