Niseko Backcountry Tours

Have an expert guide you to secret powder stashes, hidden terrain and teach you how to use important backcountry equipment like probes and avalanche beacons. Combine the best powder skiing of your life with an educational experience that will continue paying dividends for the rest of your ski career. A variety of mountains are available to ensure great weather conditions and the type of terrain you’re looking for. We recommend Hanazono Powder Guides (HPG):

HPG is Niseko’s only professional resort-operated backcountry guiding company. They offer expert guiding with an emphasis on safety and fun for both skiers and snowboarders. 
HPG offers both group and private backcountry guided tours, all commencing from its base of operations at Hanazono 308.

Only available with HPG, you have the option of “First tracks” in Hanazono on all private tours. Starting at 7.30am you can ride the best lines before the resort opens to the public.

Private Tours

Tour Duration Price Guiding Area
Private Half Day Tour 4.5 Hours ¥62,000 (1-4 guests/1 guide) Niseko United - Lift assisted Backcountry Access / Inbound Tour
Private Full Day Tour 6 Hours ¥68,000 (1-4 guests/1 guide) Niseko United - Lift assisted Backcountry Access / Inbound Tour
Powder 3 Dayz 6 Hours x 3 days ¥192,000 (1-4 guests/1 guide)
Additional Full Day Tour:
¥64,000 p/day
Niseko United - Lift assisted Backcountry Access / Inbound Tour

Rusutsu Resort* - Inbound Off Piste Tour
Extra Guide 4.5 Hours
6 Hours
  • Starting time: 7:40 am ~
  • Starting point - HANAZONO 308 (Pick up from your accommodation)
  • Every tour consists of 1-4 guests with 1 guide
  • Extra guest fee of ¥10,000 for up to 1 extra person. Max 5 guests to one guide
  • For groups of 6-7 people, no more than 7 guests can be accommodated with 2 guides
  • All tours include backcountry safety gear and backpacks free of charge
  • Please make your booking before 4:00 pm at least one day in advance if you would like to start your tour with the “First Tracks” service
  • Rusutsu Tours incur an additional ¥12,000 fee per day, only available for guests who book Powder 3 Dayz


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