A tour with Keita Mutoh, a mountain guide: Japan's largest snow gorge and 100 years of skiing history
This tour will take you through the history of skiing and mountain culture in Hakuba, one of Japan's most famous mountain resorts and the venue for the 1998 Winter Olympics.
Special visit to the Hakuba Ski Jumping Stadium
A special tour of the Hakuba Ski Jump Stadium ・Exhilarating trekking to Hakuba Daisekkei, one of the three largest snow gorges in Japan Experience the overwhelming scale that represents the Northern Alps. (Onigiri lunch box using Hakuba rice is included!)
On the first day of the tour, Mr. Muto, a guide living in Hakuba, who was a member of the staff and felt the tension of the athletes as well as the excitement of the Olympic games, will show you the stage with episodes from those days. At the highlight of the tour, "Hakuba Ski Jump Stadium", you will go up to the starting point about 140m above the ground to experience the view of the jumpers.
On the second day, you will be accompanied by Mr. Muto, a mountain guide certified by Nagano Prefecture as a mountaineering guide in Shinshu, to the "Hakuba Daisekikei", which is said to be one of the largest in Japan with a length of 3.5km and an elevation difference of 600m. This is one of the largest snow gorges in Japan, with a length of 3.5 km and an elevation difference of 600 m. You will enjoy a refreshing trekking experience while feeling the cool breeze rushing down the mountain.
In the event of rain, we will take you to the source of the Hakuba Hime River and the Oyami Marsh, and visit the Mountain and Ski Museum.
We will stay at the "Mountain Hotel", which is owned by Mr. Muto, a guide who has traveled around the world as a jumping athlete and as a coach for national and international teams.