Niseko lift accessed Sidecountry Skiing

Come to Niseko with Powder Company Guides! Tomoki or one of the guides in his team will guide you on a unique tour of the best powder runs in the region.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1/2 day

Mountain Range

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People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar

Type of Trip

Private and Group

Highlights

 
     

    It’s a honor for me to invite you to Niseko, an amazing ski area in the heart of Hokkaido. I’ll guide you through the best backcountry lines using the chair lift system of Moiwa Ski Area.

    The ski area is quite steep and receives an incredible amount of powder every season, so you will definitely have a blast. Take into account, however, that this program is for advanced skiers or snowboarders who can ride in particularly tight spacing between trees and traverse terrain up and down.

    My backcountry skiing program is a less demanding option, considering I´m able to choose the terrain that is best adapted to your skills.

    In Moiwa Ski Area, however, all the sidecountry terrain is for very advanced skiers. Take into account as well that this program is highly dependent on weather and snow conditions and I will only be able to confirm 100% that we will be able to go for it on the evening before the start of the trip.

    The Guide Fee below is for Group Tours. Please see Extra Information for Guide Fee for Private Tours.

    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.

    So, if you want to know more about next departures or booking process complete the form now and get in touch with me. I promise you that you’ll experience Niseko fully!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    20000 JPY

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Lifts
     Price per person for a group from 2 to 5 clients.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Time Table of the day in Niseko
      • 7:45-8:10: I’ll pick you up at where you stay at if you don’t have transportation.
      • 8:00-8:20: Meet up at our Guide’s office.
      • 8:30:  A briefing about the tour. We’ll move towards Moiwa Ski Resort.
      • 8:30-13:00: time to enjoy powder riding by using lift chairs! Usually 5 to 10 runs.
      • Around 13:00: we’ll go back to our office.
      • (Optional) At 13:30: you can have a photo session.
      • 14:30-16:00: End of the program. I can take you back to your hotel if you need.
     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    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.

     

    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!

     
     
    FROM 20000 JPYper person
     

     

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