We are a small diverse company that reside full time in Hakuba and have done for over 20 years. Our staff are trained beyond your immediate desire to " make your holiday easier" via a Japanese customer focus ethic. Beyond rentals we offer a range of services throughout town and are happy to make your stay "turn key" in the Hakuba valley and surrounding regions via superior intimate knowledge and simply better service.
Our winter rental service includes
- Hotel/Accom pick up, professional equipment fitting and then a drop off. Depending on your allotted time frame we will drop you at a ski field, a restaurant of choice or off for shopping. Accordingly we return your rental gear to your accommodation storage area marked with your name on it.
Follow up service
- need to change out your gear or upgrade it , switch to a powder outfit (Stipulations do apply)
- customers do have technical problems with their gear , our service staff to can be on the hill to fix your gear normally within an hour of the call.
At the end of your rental duration we pick up your gear from your hotel. You leave it at the alooted spot and get back to thinking about the next leg of your holiday.
The Boarding Co have an extensive range of
-Skis from G3, Volkl, K2, Head, Lib Tech -beginner to the semi serious enthusiast touring and fixed heal binding setups.
-Standard ski sets. Ideal for familes who need the full kit from the kids through to the avid equipment geek.
- Kids/Junior gear, we have an extensive stock of modern, easy, and qulaity wear, gloves and helmets. For both Skiing and Boarding enthusiasts.
-Backcountry Equipment.Skis- A complete range 2016 touring skis,from G3 ,LibTech & Volkl
Arva Digital beacons, BC Touring Backpacks, Touring Poles, Skins, etc
backcountry enthusiasts are recommended to bring their own touring boots
-Snowboards from Jones, Prior, Nidecker, Lib Tech and Burton
All snowboards are fitted with NOW bindings.
- a standard snowboard rental includes boots (Burton or Head), bindings(Now) and board.(Nidecker)
We have kit for beginners through to rippers.
-Beginner entry Burton LTR (Learn To Ride) boards for kids and lightweights
-Powder twin & directional boards designed to float on powder but still hold an edge and carve on groomers.
-Powder specific directional boards Even if its just for 1 day you will not regret riding in the deep on one of these.
- Split Boards - The Boarding Co 2016 lineup boasts the best splitboard collection and accessories in Hakuba. Jones ,Lib Tech, Prior decks all supported with the latest one touch Spark R & D tesla binding system and quality G3 skins.( 143, 147, 148, 161, 164.5, 166, 168, 172, 174, 178 )
Online bookings strongly recoemmended
We have a broad range of Brand resort wear for riding (infants to adults) Oakley, Thirty Two, Burton, Berghaus, Special Blend, Roxy, Marmot
We also carry a limited range of triple layer Gortex shell outerwear for backcountry enthusiasts.(pre-booking essential)
-Goggles from Oakley, Head, Anon, Dragon
-Gloves ( Oakley , Burton, Da Kine )
-Wrist guards (Red) made for skate and durable in snow for the hardest bullet proof conditions.
-Helmets that are scrutinized and checked upon each return.
-Padded protection wear D30 padding for even the most fragile princesses.
Hire these items individually or select a package deal of goggles gloves and helmet and receive a discounted price.
The Boarding Co 2016 lineup of backcountry equipment is above and beyond our competition.
This equipment is important but just as important is the fitting and suitable recommendations to fit the correct equipment with the client. Our staff are mountain enthusiasts beyond and quick holiday.
Here are some of our 2016 developments .
2017 G3 Finder fitted with Marker touring bindings.(167,174,179,184)
2015/16/17 Volkl mid-lightweight touring setups.Ideal for juniors and Japanese women. (156,161,163)
Japans first - Lib tech Powder skis go into our quiver this year and its a breakthru. These skis feature Lib Tech magna traction edges will have you slicing thru ice anyone can ride wide skis on pow, who can ride wide skis on ice? Who knows what its going to be like over the next ridge?
(UFO -100-175, UFO-100-185, UFO-1155,175, UFO-115-185, WreckCreate-115-181, WreckCreate-100-168, WreckCreate-100-168, WreckCreate-100-175, WreckCreate-90-161 )
2016 Hakupow (156)- An original snowboard for Japan powder conditions. A combination of the side cut of a Jones Hovercraft, a modified nose from the Prior Spearhead and the camber from a 1996 Craig Kelly Supermodel. This is an insane ride, has a shorter tail for easy manoeuvres in trees, a modest enough sidecut for long drawn out deep powder turns, and stiffness and pop that holds on icy conditions but bounces in deep pow. Come in a try one. (reservations recommended)
A touch of localism.
We are a small company and select our staff based on their love and enthusiasm for the mountains. Unlike our competitors we don`t offer kickbacks or package deals to agents and hotel clients. We spend a lot more on equipment than mainstream operators and try to pass on this value to our customers.
We take pride in knowing our gear is a little bit better for the same price and our trained staff know the quality products they are dealing with..
We know Hakuba its our life , not a holiday.
Our team and staff are proud to offer a Japanese level of customer focus to the international community.
The Boarding Co
Get online now to reserve your gear for this season , have that box ticked before you arrive so you may focus on enjoying your holiday.