Ski Touring

Naeba Slackcountry


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Japan has formed a legendary reputation for deep powder skiing in January and February. The saying “Don’t Leave Powder to Find Powder” is common in western Canada – why leave Canada when we have the best skiing in the world? Well, Japan is a strong contender, and when you add the incredible cultural experience to the mix it rises to the top of any serious skier’s bucket list.


Burnie Glacier

Jan 25-Feb 1, 2019

Here’s a selection of photos from this year’s January trip. We were actually able to complete the seldom-done Polemic Pass circuit, which might have been the earliest it’s ever been done successfully. We also made it to the top of Middle Solitaire, Loft Peak and Solitaire Ski peak and skied off the back side of Tom George. So even in January there’s much to be done with the right group and the right conditions — but the same can be said about any other month of the year!

Svalbard Cropped

Svalbard Ski & Sail

Explore the Fjords of Svalbard from the s/v Noorderlicht

Backcountry ski touring and sailing along the west coast of Spitsbergen in the Greenland sea, 1000 km north of Norway, in the remote arctic Svalbard archipelago. Svalbard is a wild and remote place, yet a land perfectly suited for ski touring and easy to access, with direct flights from Oslo. The only way to visit this region is by sailing yacht, and the Noorderlicht is the most comfortable and ideal boat for the task.