Hakuba MountainLife is a small family business. We strive for unsurpassed professionalism and quality in the three things we do:


Hakuba MountainLife Magazine. Hakuba's high quality community driven backcountry magazine is available every winter in print and online. It is the best backcountry resource in all of Japan.More>>


Backcountry guiding for backcountry skiers and snowboarders. We don't do sidecountry if we can avoid it. We serve people who come for the backcountry and book months in advance. More>>

Avalanche Courses

AST 1 & 2 avalanche courses professionally taught under license from Avalanche Canada. We offer our training over longer duration and smaller classes to maximize your learning and enjoyment. More>>


We are proud members of the following organizations

About Hakuba MountainLife

We strive for unsurpassed professionalism and quality. To achieve this goal, we do certain things: we remain a small family business - we do not grow for the sake of growth. We pursue continued training and professional development every year, no matter the expense or inconvenience. We work with people who are better than us and learn from them. We seek and act on customer feedback. We keep things simple. If it isn't fun, we don't do it. We forget our ego and pride and we never use fluff and hype in our marketing. Most of all, we love backcountry skiing, but safety comes first.