Meet Our Guides

Our first priority is always your safety which is why all of our snowboard and ski guides are all highly trained in avalanche risk management, backcountry travel, and first aid. Our guides are involved in ongoing professional training and maintain certifications with their respective associations. Safety always comes first but it is important to remember that there does exist inherent risks in backcountry travel meaning that anytime we leave the ski area boundary, we require all of our clients to be equipped with a full kit of avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, shovel, & probe) and ask that any instructions given by our guides are explicitly followed to mitigate risk and ensure an epic powder day.

Each guide brings something a little different to the crew but one thing is for sure, they all share a passion for the mountains and and have an intimate knowledge of Hokkaido’s best powder lines. We meet daily to discuss current conditions at each area, monitor the weather, and adjust the schedule to make sure you are headed to the best snow each and every day.

HBC is an IFMGA /AMGA supervised backcountry operation and an affiliate member of HeliCat Canada.

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