Private Guiding opens up the Niseko backcountry and beyond, as we also offer day trips to other nearby resorts. Our specialist guides will lead you to the most incredible snow, terrain and scenery that Japan has to offer. Your day will be carefully planned to maximise local conditions and deliver the very finest off-piste experience.
BACKCOUNTRY GUIDING* (FULL DAY)
¥60,000 max 4 people
For Advanced to Expert skiers and snowboarders who want to experience the Niseko backcountry that is accessible from the lifts with only minimal hiking. Taking into account the local conditions and your own experience, our avalanche certified guides will select the best spots for an exhilarating day of pure powder joy. You will discover the different character of the ‘gates’ and how to make the most of each lift ride. Skiing out of bounds with a guide requires avalanche safety equipment and all members of the group will receive basic training in their use.
BACKCOUNTRY GUIDING IN KIRORO/RUSUTSU* (FULL DAY)
¥70,000 max 4 people
For advanced skiers and snowboarders to experience the backcountry in Kiroro and sidecountry in Rusutsu, accessible from the lifts with minimal hiking. These days are tailored to your goals and experience, our avalanche safety certified guides select the best spots for an exhilarating day of pure powder joy, making the most of each lift ride.
Wonderful tree skiing, uncrowded off-piste and backcountry are what you will find in these two resorts. Discover untracked powder and empty slopes in Kiroro or Rusutsu with your own private guide. We will collect you early in the morning so that you arrive with a full day to explore the slopes and make the most of the abundant, yet hidden snow. After carefully assessing your ability, the day’s weather forecast and the avalanche risk, we’ll know where to take you for an unforgettable day.
Conditions may favor either resort depending on the daily weather and snowfall. We can pre-arrange which place to visit or offer our recommendation on the day for full flexibility.
BACKCOUNTRY TOURING* (FULL DAY)
¥60,000 max 4 people
A specialist day out for Advanced to Expert skiers and snowboarders who want to explore areas away from the resort boundary by putting on skins, snow shoes or split boards, and hiking up to find the perfect run. Our guides will take you to spectacular places that most visitors will never experience and, with our own vehicles to drive you to the best access points, you are not limited to the Niseko area. Backcountry Touring requires careful planning with your guide, taking into account local conditions and your own experience, to safely deliver a unique adventure. Fully tailored, flexible hiking options are available at Iwaonupuri, Shiribetsudake, Chisenupuri and many more. Please enquire for more details.
BACKCOUNTRY TOURING – MOUNT YOTEI
¥75,000 max 4 people
A specialist day out for Expert skiers and snowboarders to explore and the opportunity to summit the beautiful Mt Yotei – hiking with touring skis or split boards. Backcountry Touring up Mt Yotei requires careful planning with your guide, taking into account local conditions and your own experience, to safely deliver a unique adventure. Please note that this climb can take 5-8 hours and is dependent upon the weather. Please enquire for more details.
AVALANCHE SAFETY EQUIPMENT
¥3,000 per person
Be safe in the backcountry and off-piste with an avalanche safety pack. Includes beacon, shovel and probe. Please note: we require anyone exiting the Niseko gates or backcountry guiding in other resorts to carry safety equipment.
* Lift tickets not included. All transfers are included. Avalanche safety equipment is available to hire if required.
Breaks will be factored into full day programs to allow for rest and recovery.