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.
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.
Tour cancellation and the final decision of location will be decided on the day pending weather and snow conditions. I will take clients to the area of best condition and least risky for the day. For this reason, I could not be able to comply with specific areas that clients demand.
- 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.
Our guide office in Niseko.
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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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|
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Corey and Andrew
It was a pleasure with the guides from the pow company. Matoko likes hiking so we did 3 days of backcountry. I think we will be going back to Japan!
Corey and Andrew
We had a very nice time with our guids matoko and shino. We did not do the side country skiing at all but instead went completely into the back country for 3 days of amazing powder. I would definitely contact the powdercompany about guiding if I find myself in Japan again.
I went with two guide colleagues of Tomoki, Aki Kobayashi and Makoto Yamada, and they were awesome! I wish I could have done more trips with the guys! The two guided trips were awesome! The visibility was not clear for Mt Yotei and we ended up going to a different mountain. The guides on both trips were knowledge and fun guys to be in the backcountry with. I would highly recommend using Powder Guide in the future. Great memories and great times! Thank you so much for helping to organize the trips, much appreciated :)