People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Mar
Type of Trip
- Spend one or more days skiing on the slopes of the famed Niseko ski resort.
- Choose from a wide selection of descents and enjoy the abundance of powder.
- Enjoy the resort's array of restaurants, shopping and nightlife options.
Famous from international and local skiers alike, the Niseko ski resort in Hokkaido, Japan is absolutely worthy of every accolade it garners.
Receiving so much powder that it could be easily mistaken for a snow factory, Niseko is home to a number of fantastic descents. And because of its collection of lifts, getting to those descents is incredibly easy.
Along with the sheer volume of descents, the views you will receive throughout Niseko make it a great place to pause and soak in the spectacular scenery. Furthermore, Niseko is home to several great restaurants, shopping spots and nightlife.
For one day, or several days, I would like to guide you to the best descents that suit you. I will factor in your skill level, as well as the weather and snow conditions. And after we’ve found the right descent, or descents depending how long you wish to say, I have no doubt you’ll have an unforgettable time.
Enormous, and very accessible to English speakers, the Niseko ski resort is a great place to enjoy skiing in Hokkaido. If you would like to see why this resort is so renowned, just send me a request. I look forward to hearing from you.
I can also guide you on a ski touring trip in the upscale Kiroro ski resort, also located in Hokkaido.
Price per person per day
- Guiding fee
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Some accommodation options which I personally recommend in Niseko include the Hotel Kanronomori, a half board hotel that costs between 12,000 and 20,000 JPY per night, the Goshiki Onsen, which is an onsen lodging in the mountains, far from the resort and costs 4,000 JPY for self serve and 10,000 JPY for half board and the Woodpeckers, a mountain hut which costs 7,500 JPY and is half board option located just below the Niseko Moiwa ski resort.
About the Guide
I am an experienced IFMGA mountain guide, born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan. I started skiing when I was 3 and started climbing when I was 6. My high school years were spent in ski competitions and I joined mountaineering club at University, where I developed my ski mountaineering skills. I have been a ski instructor for Miura Dolphins founded by Yuichiro Miura (first ski descent of the Everest “The Man Who Skied Down Everest” and the oldest Everest summiting record holder at 80 years old) and also supported Yuichiro's Aconcagua ascent and ski descent in 1984 as a part of his 7 summits ski descent challenge.
I was inspired by the works of mountain guides in Chamonix when I visited there in 1983, and decided to start guiding as a mountain guide in Japan in 1989 to share my passion and experiences in outdoors sports with other people, as well as to offer instruction to people enjoying the mountains to be better climbers / skiers. I have also contributed to the proper training of JMGA (Japan Mountain Guides Association) guides and the affiliation of it to IFMGA. I am responsible for the pioneering of the climbing and backcountry skiing scenes in Japan.
My main guiding arena is alpinism, whether it be mountaineering or ski mountaineering, mainly in Hokkaido. I usually take a small group of people (2-5) for Sawanobori (canyoning up waterfalls), alpine climbing, ice climbing, and ski touring in the more remote areas of Japan.
I enjoy finding the best experience for each client accordingly to their physical abilities, preferences, and weather/conditions. I guide because I like watching and feeling that people are enjoying and having fun, and see how this buzz infects other people through skiing and climbing. I find this invaluable as a mountain guide.
There is more to Hokkaido than skiing lift accessible powder in January and February. Please reach out to me to find your own customised way to enjoy Hokkaido’s mountains, natures and culture!
What People Say about -Takao Miyashita