Summit, pinnacle, tippy top.The Japanese character for ‘ITADAKI’ resembles these meanings. We at ITADAKI TOURS strive to provide the most memorable snow experience you have ever had. This same character can also mean gratitude. We want to share the joy and excitement of Myoko while feeling extremely grateful for its breathtaking nature and the warmth of its people in return. If you expect the best before you join us . . . you will definitely leave with your expectations surpassed.
We are a group of Myoko locals who share long friendships and an overflowing passion for the snow. Because we are locals, we have a deep respect for the mountains: their majesty to inspire and their capacity to scare. But most importantly, we intimately know how much joy they can bring us, and our mission is to share that with you. We at ITADAKI TOURS gladly offer premium services to anyone from around the world.
Nestled in the heart of the Japan Alps on the main island of Honshu, Myoko is famous worldwide for its copious amount of snowfall. It is not so uncommon to wake in the morning and be greeted by over a meter of fresh snow. So why not take advantage of it rather than curling up in bed?
We at ITADAKI TOURS offer a wide range of guide services to those who are new to the area or have never experienced powder snow, and to avid snow sport enthusiasts who are looking for an unforgettable powder skiing/snowboarding experience. Your happiness is what keeps us going, and we will make sure you go home with a holiday to remember.
|On Piste Tour||You’re in a foreign country, on a ski holiday, lost on the slopes, and don’t have a clue what the signs say. With over five ski resorts in the Myoko area, it isn’t difficult to get lost. We are here to help you navigate through the intertwining slopes safely, and of course while having fun. This is an ideal plan for beginner to intermediate riders who want to stay on-piste. Duration 8:30 ~ 12:00 (May vary due to lift operation circumstances) Price Starting at ¥8,000/person Destinations Akakura Kanko Ski Resort, Ikenotaira Snow Park, Suginohara Ski Resort, Togakushi Ski Area|
|Powder Cruising||With an annual average snowfall of over 13 meters, there is never a shortage of snow here in Myoko. The best way to take advantage of the fresh powder snow is to explore the secret powder runs and lift-accessible sidecountry that only the locals know. Resort selection will be based on the weather, providing you an unforgettable experience. Duration 8:30 ~ 12:00 (May vary due to lift operation circumstances) Price Starting at ¥12,000/person Destination Akakura Kanko Ski Resort, Ikenotaira Snow Park, Suginohara Ski Resort, Akakura Onsen Ski Area, Madarao Ski Resort, Tangram Ski Circus, Seki Onsen Ski Area, Togakushi Ski Area|
|Private Tours||For those who wish to enjoy the day with only the comaraderie of friends or family, or for those who want to ski and snowboard at your own pace. Luxurious and self-indulging, take advantage of having your very own guide to spend a memorable ski holiday. Duration 8:30 ~ 12:00 (May vary due to lift operation circumstances) Price Starting at ¥32,000/2 people|
|Okawari (Extension)||Encore! Encore! If the morning session just wasn’t enough, we are offering afternoon extensions for those who want more. Please let your guide know any time before lunch. Duration 13:00 ~ 15:00 Price ¥3,000/person|
|Japanese Cultural Classes||A ski holidy can be rough on your body and sometimes you need a rest day to relax. Or the weather isn’t great and you just can’t be bothered going out on the slopes, but you still want to do something interesting. For those who want a little more than just a ski holiday in Japan, we are now offereing Japanese Cultural Classes right here in Myoko. If what you are interested in is not listed below, please let us know. Japanese Calligraphy Japanese Tea Ceremony Kimono Photo Op Origami Making Sushi Making *All activities will be held at Hotel Mumon (http://hotelmumon.com/home.html). *Option to include a delicious homemade beef stew lunch and a soak in the onsen (hot spring) is available for an extra ¥2,000.|
|IMPORTANT NOTES||While on the mountain, be sure to follow your guide’s instructions. Change of route or decision to cancel the tour will be made by your guide. All guides are certified in CPR, First Aid, AED, and Avalanche Skills Training Level 1. Feel free to contact us if you have any concerns about your ski/snowboard ability. We may ask you to take lessons if you are an absolute beginner. Please note group tours will proceed on the lowest ability level of the group. Our guide to client ratio is 1:4, however this may slightly vary due to ability levels. If you do not have backcountry equipment, you will not be allowed to ski outside the ski area boundaries. Full refunds will be made if the tour is cancelled due to weather, or for any reason on part of the organizer. Partial refunds will be made on a pro-rated basis for tours cancelled once tour has begun, due to weather or for any reason on part of the organizer. All personal information will be handled according to the Personal Information Protection Law of Japan.|
|What to bring||Ski clothes (jacket, pants, gloves, hat, warm thermals-no cotton) GogglesHelmetSki/SnowboardBootsWaterBeacon, Shovel, Probe (Powder Cruising)|
|Rentals (per day)||●Beacon ￥1,500 ●Probe ￥500 ●Shovel ￥500 ●Backpack ￥500 ●Foldable Pole ￥500 ●Backcountry Set (Beacon, shovel, probe) ￥2,000 ※Please note that we have limited supply for rental. Reservation Hours 7:00〜20:00|
|Pre-Tour Meeting||Once we receive an inquiry, we will arrange a pre-tour meeting. During this time, we will discuss the upcoming weather and answer any questions or concerns. Date, time and place for this meeting will be decided accordingly. We ask for payment to be made at this point.|
|Payment Options||Cash or major crecit cards (VISA, Mastercard, American Express)|
|Cancellation Refund Policy||●From 5:00 pm of day before tour until day of tour: no refund From 2 days before tour until 5:00 pm of day before tour: 50% refund All cancellations must be made either by email or in person. None will be accepted by phone.|