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Japan | Hakuba - January


Join us January 2020 in the legendary powder dojo of Hakuba, Japan. Shred, onsen, eat, repeat. Hakuba, aka the Japanese Alps is known for its 3000 meter peaks, steep terrain and annual average of over eleven meters of snow. Hakuba is also known for its rural architecture, quaint shrines and authentic Japanese cuisine. The week will consist of both resort and backcountry terrain depending on weather.

Typical Day

  • Breakfast at the Lodge

  • Assess weather and snow conditions.

  • Ski/Ride resort and/or backcountry.

  • Lunch

  • Ski/Ride resort and/or backcountry.

  • Onsen

  • Back to lodge to get ready for dinner.

  • Dinner at local restaurant.

Nomad Team

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Tristan Hansen

There is no better person to be in the mountains with than Tristan Hansen. Not only can this guy shred, but his mountain knowledge, innate sense of directions and navigation skills enhance everyday in the backcountry. Tristan's calm, positive and hilarious demeanor keep the stoke high and good vibes flowing. From fast resort laps to spinning off side hits and big backcountry lines this is your man to have with you on the trip of a lifetime.

-Canadian Operations Level 1
-Wilderness First Responder
-Avalanche Educator

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Kate Ediger

Kate is the friendliest snowboard personality you will ever have the pleasure of riding with. Her infectious smile radiates positivity and brings the best out of everyone in the group. This is her eight year guiding cat skiing in the backcountry of British Columbia. She knows how to keep it safe in the mountains and knows how to let it rip when the time comes. When not showing people the best shred days of their lives you can find Kate sharing all her love for the outdoors with her son Timber. Come ride with this bad ass strong woman in Japan!

-Canadian Operations Level 1
-Wilderness First Responder
-Avalanche Educator

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Frank Scotti

From an early age Frank, founder of Nomad Inc., knew he wanted to share his love for adventure and travel with the world. Seeking out powder stashes on a homemade snowboard at the local golf course, building jumps for bikes, and sneaking out for all-night fishing missions were a regular occurrence from day one. Having his mom drag him home kicking and screaming, bike in one hand and shovel in the other, were the norm.

As soon as Frank could, he headed west from his roots in Long Island, NY to pursue his outdoor passions. After spending time in the Rocky Mountains of beautiful Colorado he knew there was more and his craving for adventure and new experiences grew. Frank’s travel experience is geographically vast and spans the spectrum of adventure including many surf trips in Central America; climbing, surfing, and snowboarding in South America; scuba diving in Southeast Asia; helicopter skiing in Alaska; whitewater kayaking in New Zealand; and multiple excursions throughout the U.S.
His stories of such experiences are not without a fair amount of humorous anecdotes however they also contain tales of meticulous detail and preparedness that make listeners gravitate towards his leadership and creative qualities. As his travel resume increased so did his gallery of photographs that captured indelible moments in beautiful detail and clarity.
Frank holds a Bachelor’s Science Wilderness Leadership with a minor focus in Cultural Studies from Prescott College in Arizona. In addition Frank spent two and a half months in Patagonia on a NOLS adventure leadership program. The following is a list of Frank’s Certifications and advanced training.

-Level II Avalanche Certification AIARE
-American Mechanized Ski Guide I
-Outdoor Emergency Care National Ski Patrol
-CPR/AED Certification American Red Cross
-Registered Maine Guide
-Kayak Instructor I ACA

The Hakuba Lodge

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The Hakuba Lodge is Centrally located in near the Goryu Ski Area. The lodge consists of 9 rooms, 19 beds (both western and Japanese style tatami rooms), and a communal kitchen. The lodge also has a great common room with a fireplace to sit around and reminisce about the flow state experiences of the day. We will pick you up right from the train station upon arrival and get you settled in at the lodge.

Getting to Hakuba

Getting to Hakuba from the Narita airport is easy by bullet train. If your in Japan, why wouldn't you want to experience the bullet train? From Narita the bullet train will take you to Nagano. From Nagano you will take another train to Hakuba where we will be waiting to pick you up.

Pricing/Inclusions

The cost of the experience is $3200.00 (usd)
We require a $500 deposit to hold the spot. The non-refundable balance of $2700.00 is due 60 days (Nov 19, 2019) prior to the start of the trip.

Inclusions:
-Guiding
-Lift Tickets
-Photography
-Lodging
-Continental Breakfast
-All transportation once in Hakuba.

Not included:
-Airfare
-Ski/Snowboard gear.
-Required backcountry gear. ( AT skis, splitboard, pack, beacon, shovel, probe)
-Lunch & Dinner each day.

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