There are endless backcountry options in Hakuba. You could ski everyday for 10 years and still not see it all. Hakuba has easy access to which ever style of terrain you want.
Side country – Able to drop in off the side of the mountain and end up back at a lift.
Slack country – a short stroll or ski down to a drop off point where there is an easy hike or traverse back to the resort.
Back country – Hike up and hike out. (Get picked up if you are staying at the White Horse)
The picture shows a popular exit point from some amazing easy access back country. The snow bridge is remnants of avalanche debris that slides down into the valley and covers the river completely. This shot in April shows only a small section left. After that goes it is a case of getting your feet wet. It looks quite perilous however the river isn’t deep. If you fall in though you will certainly know what it feels like to swim in ice water. Some people carry a couple of plastic bags to put on their feet when crossing in the early season before it builds up or once the bridge is gone. For more info on Hakuba back country talk to your hotel reservations before booking to ensure the hotel you are staying at can provide you with the knowledge required to venture out into this amazing playground.