trip duration TRIP DURATION
1/2 day
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
5 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period BEST PERIOD
Jan, Feb, Mar
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP


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 utilizing the chair lift system of Niseko and nearby ski resorts.

As a local guide based in Niseko I can offer you several ski options. All these routes are accessible from any starting point. I can assure it will be an unforgettable experience, connecting the main ski resorts simply with our skis.

Our meeting point will be in Niseko Annupuri Ski Resort at 8:15 AM. From here, a great backcountry ski tour awaits us. We will pass by the Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort and many other ones. In each new landscape we will find the best powder runs to enjoy unlimitedly. 

This unique backcountry skiing in Niseko will take us around 3:30 hours in total. However, it will always depend on the weather and snow conditions.

Regarding the necessary equipment I suggest to bring with you the following gear:

  • Probe,
  • Beacon,
  • A proper backpack,
  • Ski poles,
  • Shovel.

If you don’t have it, take into account you will be able to rent all the backcountry equipment in our shop.

At the bottom of this description you will find the scheduled itinerary of this great off-piste skiing trip. The itinerary is just a sample and can vary according to the dynamics of the day.

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!

And if, instead of joining a group you’d rather go on a private tour, you can check out my Sidecountry skiing in Niseko (private program).


Day 1

Time 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 or Annupuri 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.

Price per person

Group of 2 18500JPY

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


More info

- 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 if I am not guiding and one of my colleagues are guiding then the Guide Fee could be reduced by JPY 1,000-2,000 per person per day
- Please note that for weekends and national holidays, Guide Fee increases by JPY 1,000 per person per day
- Please note that the prices do not include VAT


Tour cancellation and the final decision of location will be decided on the day pending weather and snow conditions.