Spring tours scheduled!
We might still get one more good snowfall—you never know in March—but it's time to start looking toward spring tours. The snow will settle and firm up, and we can start to have the fun of corn snow, our favorite next to powder.
We'll be heading up to Mt. Hiuchi on April 22-23 and 29-30
. This is a pretty good hike in, a stay at Koya Ike Hutte, and some great skiing on the tallest mountain in the area. All the information is in a pdf file which you can download right here
Next is Tateyama on May 12 to 14
. Spring is great in this big Alpine bowl: sun, white snow, all levels of hikes and skiing, great views of the sunset from the onsen, good cold beer—everything you need for a real ski vacation! The whole Dancing Snow crew will be going, too, so you'll have lots of guides, lots of company and lots of fun!
For full details, please download a pdf file
with all the details. Hope you can join us!
Our new home
Welcome to the new Dancing Snow World Headquarters!
We're very happy to have a new home to welcome our tour guests, and to provide more backcountry gear, rentals, and even sales of some great Myoko products! Dancing Snow is now located
just below the Myoko Sky Cable at Akakan. We have:
• Tour and telemark ski, skins, snowshoe and pole rentals
• Avalanche gear rentals, including BCA transceivers, BCA airbags and cylinders for BCA airbags (don't bother bringing one from overseas!)
• BCA Beacon Park: practice using your avalanche gear in a realistic and fun way
• Sales of BCA and K2 equipment
• Sales of unique Myoko items
• and much more—come see us!
Dancing Snow is a BCA Snow Safety Center
Dancing Snow provides sales and rental of beacons, airbags and air cylinders from BCA, the premier manufacturer of snow safety goods.
The air cylinders for Japan are different than those for Europe and North America, meaning they can't be filled in the country—so just rent a cylinder, or a complete Float airbag system, for your stay in Myoko. Let us know well ahead on the airbags, though, so we can be sure and have one ready for you.