FIRST STEPS – An introduction to snowshoeing

Akakura First Steps Snowcat Adventure


OPERATES:  20 Dec – 5 April 

Availability: 11 persons (SNOW CATS SEAT 4 or 7 clients)

PICK UP: 7:00 from Akakura lodging, other locations can be arranged when booking

The AKAKURA FIRST STEPS BY SNOWCAT program is an introductory half-day event geared for individuals, families or small groups who would like to experience the mountains on snowshoes.

AKAKURA FIRST STEPS BY SNOWCAT is a local pro-guided tour featuring a 1/2-day National Park snowshoe adventure by Snowcat at Akakura.

Once geared up, you will take a snowcat ride up to elevation 1000m via areas with nice views. After the ride in the snowcat, you put on your snowshoes and go for a stroll in a white forest.  

This tour is a chill, easy-paced activity geared for just about anyone. At the discretion of the lead guide, we reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to weather, snow conditions, or according to group skill level.

Please expect to confirm your space and snow conditions the night before your reservation.


  • Hotel pick up
  • Welcome hot beverage
  • Meet and Greeted by guide
  • Gear rental (snowshoes, collapsible poles, daypack)
  • Safety briefing
  • Gear use training session
  • Guide fees
  • Warm morning snack on the trail

APRES ACTIVITY: Hotspring ticket!

BONUS: Hotspring bath which can be “couples”, or “family” bath (private/by arrangement)

Thunderbird Guides

half day morning snowshoe tour
incl. gear use & warm snack

Conditions of booking

At the discretion of the lead guide, Akakura First Steps reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to weather, snow conditions, or according to group skill level. For best results, be honest with yourself about your fitness level. If the departure is cancelled, you will be issued a refund less actual costs. 


After making a booking enquiry below, we will confirm that space is available on your chosen date. Upon confirmation of your booking you will be sent an invoice via PayPal for full payment of your booking. Your booking is only confirmed once payment has been received.

Please take note of the refund policy. If the tour is canceled by yourself you may only receive a partial refund of your booking fee. If the tour is canceled due to bad weather or other circumstances you will receive a full refund.

The tour is operated by THUNDERBIRD. Myoko Kogen tourist office bears no responsibility for any accident or loss that may occur during this tour.

Refund Policy:
45 days: 100% refund
30 days: 50% refund
15 days: 0% refund

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