Hakuba Backcountry Tours


Hakuba Backcountry Tours – As of Winter 2016/17 we are very excited to announce that Morino Lodge  has partnered with one of Canada`s finest Backcountry Skiing operators; Whitecap Alpine. With our local knowledge & Whitecaps expertise we deliver a Hakuba Backcountry experience that`s nothing short of exceptional.

This partnership gives you the opportunity to create your own bespoke experience in the heart of Hakuba’s vast Backcountry with a top class ACMG Certified Mountain Guide. Hakuba is known for some of the best backcountry skiing on the planet. With an abundance of terrain ranging from deep snow in mellow trees to steep flutes & open bowls, Hakuba has got it all!

With our Hakuba Backcountry Tours safety is paramount. We`ll cater to your ability & experience giving you a safe & unforgettable experience.

Why Choose Us?

We welcome all guests regardless of ability. Whether you’re new to the backcountry or a seasoned pro with your sights on long days and aggressive skiing, we will strive to create a program that will suit you. We want you to enjoy the Mountains as much as we do.  Afterwards join us to kick back, relax and chat about the days adventures at the Lodge.

What we provide

The morning of the tour our in-house guide will join you to discuss the day ahead and deliver an avalanche safety briefing before heading out. If you don’t already have it, we will provide you with a pack, shovel, beacon and probe. Rentals are not included however, we offer a selection of high end G3 touring skis & split board set ups. We take care of Lunch.  We know how important it is to fuel those turns!

What we Need from You!

We recommend that participants have a good overall fitness level and be a confident skier/rider with some experience off-piste skiing, or more rugged ski resort runs.

Group Tours

Up to 6 people in the group. The plus side of this is that the more people who join the cheaper the tour becomes. We strive to match ability and fitness levels so that you can all make the most of your day in the back country.  ¥45,000-90,000 dependent on group size.

Private Tours

This a great opportunity to create a personalized back country experience. You will have the guide to yourselves all day, set your preferred pace and discuss which terrain would best suit your requirements. Price ¥70,000


Morino Lodge and Whitecap Alpine cannot make exceptions to our cancellation policies for any reason, including personal emergencies and weather. There is no refund for leaving early or arriving late. All cancellations must be received in writing.

If a notice is received more than 2 weeks prior to the starting date, we are happy to rebook your reservation at an alternative date of the same season in Hakuba alternatively we provide a full refund, minus administration fee.

If a notice is received less than 2 weeks prior to the starting date, we are happy to rebook your reservation at an alternative date of the same season in Hakuba alternatively a 75% refund will be made, minus administration fee.

If a notice is received 48hrs or less prior to the starting date, there will no refund made unless we can fill the space with another guest in which case a full refund will be made.

Morino Lodge and Whitecap reserve the right to cancel the tour due to weather conditions or injury. In this case we offer the guest the opportunity to reschedule or receive a full refund.


We recommend that all guests purchase a cancellation insurance policy such as Trip Cancellation Insurance, Medical and Evacuation Insurance that cover costs of injury, medical and repatriation. Global Rescue is a good provider for this.