Our System

We are a mountain resort that offers a variety tours and guided services.
We offer 3-5 day tours in Yamagata prefecture.
  • ・Min. 2 people
  • ・It feels like a private tour
  • ・Max. group size is 10 people
  • ・All inclusive tour


"Pole Pole" is a company that offers sports, trekking, and cultural programs specifically designed for foreign country sightseers visiting Yamagata.

We can customize your tour depending on your schedule and purpose. Please feel free to ask us.

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Powder Back Country Ski Tour – Gassan Pole Pole Farm
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Powder Back Country Ski Tour

Wonderful Powder Snow
Gassan Pole Pole Farm / Powder Back Country Ski Tour

Powder Back Country Ski Tour

¥129000

per person

20th Dec. – 31st Mar. Min.2 people

Highlites

  • ・Powder back country ski
  • ・2 days snow cat tour
  • ・Hike up about 1~2 hours per each day
  • ・Experienced back country skier or snowboarder only

This is a program designed for advanced skiers and snowboarders, with back country skiing experience.

This can be a dangerous tour with the ever present risk of an avalanche. We use avalanche beacons, probes, shovels, climbing skins and snow shoes on this tour. It will consist of a 2 to 3 hour hike up the mountain into the deep wilderness of Gassan.
Altogether you will descend about 1000 meters over the course of the day.   You will make plenty of fresh tracks in this untouched powder snow!

Skiers and snowboarders are both welcome on this tour.

 

  • Departure
    Yamagata station west exit taxi pool
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 13:50 PM for a prompt departure at 14:00 PM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 15:00 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Back country ski or snowboard gears
  • Include
    Transportation in Yamagata
    Guide
    Dinner
    Lunch
    Breakfast
    Accomodation
  • Not Included
    Train ticket
    Air ticket
1

Day 1: Departure

  • 14:00 Yamagata station pick up
  • 15:00 Arrive at Pole Pole Resort
  • 16:00 Briefing about back country
  • 18:00 Dinner
 
  1. Accommodation : Gassan Pole Pole Resort Villa (Western style room)
  2. Including meal : Dinner
 
2

Day 2: Back country

  • 8:00  Breakfast
  • 9:00  Start and enjoy powder snow
  • Ride Snow cat and go to the mountain
  • This day we go to Gassan-san forest place
  • 15:00 Come back
  • 16:00 Hot spring
  • 18:00 Dinner
  1. Accommodation : Gassan Pole Pole Resort Villa (Western style room)
  2. Including meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
3

Day 3: Back country

  • 8:00  Breakfast
  • 9:00  Start and enjoy powder snow
  • Ride Snow cat and go to the mountain
  • This day we go to Yudono-san area
  • 15:00 Come back
  • 16:00 Hot spring
  • 18:00 Dinner
  1. Accommodation : Gassan Pole Pole Resort Villa (Western style room)
  2. Including meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
4

Day 4: Back country and Return

  • 8:00  Breakfast
  • 9:00  Short back country
  • This day we go to Yumihari back country area
  • 15:00 Arrive at Yamagata station
  1. Accommodation : Gassan Pole Pole Resort Villa (Western style room)
  2. Including meal : Breakfast and  lunch

Tour Location

月山

Powder are

  Mount Gassan is located in Yamagata Japan in the ancient province of Dewa. Known for its heavy snowfall, Gassan can be seen open some years until June. With incredible amounts of snow and backcountry terrain easily accessible, Gassan is a key area for CAT skiing / riding during the winter season.

Meeting Point

14:00 at Yamagata station West Exit Taxi Pool    

What do you need to bring

  1. Ski or snowboard
  2. Ski skins or snowshoe (Rental available)
  3. Back country wear
  4. Kettle (Rental available)
  5. Back pack (Rental available)
  6. Signal beacon (Rental available)
  7. Prove (Rental available)
  8. Shovel (Rental available)
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Tour Cost:

JPY 129,000 / person  Minimum 2 person go

Price includes:

  • 1. Day 1 - Day 3  accommodation in Pole Pole Resort Villa
  • 2. Day 1 - Day 3 dinner
  • 3. Day 2 - Day 4 breakfast
  • 4. Day 2 - Day 4 Lunch
  • 5. Snow cat ticket 2days
  • 6. Rental avalanche signal beacon, probe, and shovel.
  • 7. English speaking ski or snowboard guide
  • 8. Transportation from Yamagata station / airport
 

Price does not include:

  • Air ticket and train ticket to Yamagata
  • International air fair
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Costs occurred during your free time
  • Activities that does not appear on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses


Cancelation policy

  • From 60days up until 30days before the day 30,000JYP.
  • From 29days up until 20days before the day 60% of the total fee.
  • From 19days up until 10days before the day 70% of the total fee.
  • From 9days up until 4days before the day 80% of the total fee.
  • From 3days up until the day before the day 90% of the total fee.
  • On the day 100% of the total fee.
Note:With regard to the cancellation policy,the "Day"means the first day of the travel Itinerary arranged by Gassan Pole Pole Farm Co.,Ltd..