Niseko, Hokkaido, Private Guided Sidecountry Skiing


Tomoki or one of the guides in the Powder Company team wants to lead you on a private off piste skiing trip in the beautiful resort area of Niseko in Hokkaido, Japan.


1/2 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar




Niseko is a fantastic ski resort area in Hokkaido, Japan. The scenery of the town is stunning, and the unmistakable sight of Mount Yotei (1,898m), which is often called the Mount Fuji of Hokkaido, will always be there to remind you that you are in a special place.

Aside from the beautiful scenery of Niseko, what it is most famous for is the great skiing it offers. There are several different skiing areas you can enjoy throughout the region,  and depending on the snow and weather conditions, I will make sure that during this private off-piste skiing tour you get to enjoy the best one.

The trip will begin between 7:45 am and 8:10 am. During that time I will pick you up where you are staying if you don’t have the means to reach the meeting point. After that, we will meet at the guide’s office. At 8:30 am, we will have a briefing about the tour before heading out to the Niseko Moiwa Ski resort. Once we reach the agreed upon resort area, we will use the various lifts, and spent approximately 5 hours enjoying the various descents. You will have the chance to experience anywhere from 5 to 10 thrilling descents over the course of the day before we return to the office, where you can have an optional photo session

Skiing in Niseko is one of the most exciting things you can do in Hokkaido during the winter season. And on this private off-piste skiing tour, I will see to it you have the safest and most enjoyable time possible.  If you would like to join me, please send me a request. I will be happy to guide you.

I can also offer you a group option of this trip as well, which you can enjoy here.


More info

  • Booking confirmation needs to be done at least 3 days prior to the departure date.

Price: - A minimum of 2 people is required to run the tour. For January and February we typically run tours everyday. - If the minimum of 2 people is not reached, then I will contact client at least 2 days before and will communicate if the tour is cancelled or if there is a possibility of changing the itinerary / group. If it is cancelled, then you receive a full refund. Client has the option to cancel with full refund or agree to the change in itinerary and make the differential payment (or refund as the case may be).

  • If conditions aren’t good for the pre-booked itinerary, then I may cancel this itinerary but offer the option to join other itineraries. Client has the option to cancel with full refund or agree to the change in itinerary and make the differential payment (or refund as the case may be).

  • Please note that the prices do not include VAT

  • Necessary backcountry gear: beacon, probe, shovel, backpack, snowshoes, backcountry ski poles. If you don't have this gear I can rent it for JPY 2500 the set.

  • You can also rent a set of skis and skins (we don't have the extra fat ones) for JPY 5000.

Meeting point

Our guide office in Niseko.


About the guide

I am Tomoki Takaku and I´m the founder and head guide at Powder Company Guides. I am a JMGA mountain and ski guide, based in the notorious deep power land of Niseko in Hokkaido, Japan. I am also a professional snowboarder sponsored by The North Face and have been traveling all over the world as an extreme freeride snowboarder. I´ve ridden a lot of big mountains across the globe, including in Mongolia, Siberia and Alaska. I've starred in a few films (like Icon) and TV shows. My expertise also is in new product development for The North Face, and also made my own signature snowboard with GENTEMSTICK under “GT” and “Big Floater”.

In the winter, I am based at the foot of Annupuri ski resort in Niseko. I´m one of the most experienced loca guides: I´ve been guiding here since 1999. I also enjoy teaching the basics of how to ride powder and to communicate the dangers in the backcountry.

In the summer, I enjoy guiding Stand Up Paddle “SUP” in the rivers and oceans near Niseko.

I have 50hrs of Wilderness First Aid qualification as well as CAA qualified.
In case I am unavailable to guide, my colleagues with Niseko Winter Guide qualification and a member of Japanese Red Cross Society Emergency Personnel in my guide company will be able to guide you.

If I´m not available to guide you personally, one of the certified guides in my team will take good care of you. We promise once you get a taste of the powder in Niseko, there is no going back!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 39176 Each

Group of 2

JPY 28351 Each

Group of 3

JPY 25774 Each

Group of 4

JPY 24485 Each

Group of 5

JPY 23712 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Lifts tickets



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