Equipment List for Skiing in Japan

Please make sure you bring all the items on the equipment list. We have selected these items with great care to give everyone the best chance of staying dry and warm. The weather can be stormy at any time of year. Please call us if you have any questions.



  • Passport – Don’t forget it!
  • Lunch/Snacks – 1 lb per day of a variety of tasty, high energy foods
  • Headlamp – For alpine starts (ex: Petzl Headlamps)
  • 30-40 liter Ski Pack for single-day tours (ex: Ortovox Ascent 32)
  • Sun visor or ball cap (ex: Outdoor Research Hats)
  • Good quality sunglasses
  • Ski goggles (ex: Julbo Goggles)
  • Sun block & lip crème (SPF 15 or more)
  • Toilet paper
  • Two 1 liter water bottles (ex: Nalgene)
  • Lunch and snacks for each day


  • Touring Skis or Splitboard
  • Touring ski boots
  • Ski poles
  • Climbing skins
  • Ski helmet
  • Avalanche transceiver with good batteries 
  • Shovel
  • Avalanche probe