Niseko is famous for its epic back country, some of which is easily accessed by the gate system. If you’d like to delve a little deeper, discover some hidden spots or simply tour the slopes with a local, the following providers offer a range of guided tours.
Black Diamond Tours’ professional back country guides pride themselves on knowing the secrets of Hokkaido’s resorts. They tailor each tour to your group and make sure you get straight to the deepest powder on the mountain. Black Diamond Tours include free door-to-door transport, lift passes and/or backc ountry rental gear (shovels, beacons etc) where necessary. Visit Rusutsu, Teine Highland, Sapporo Kokusai, Kiroro or safely explore the best of Niseko’s back country and off-piste terrain with their certified guides.
Shinsetsu Mountain Guides
Shinsetsu Mountain Guides is a guiding/ ski instruction company that began operation in 2005 with one simple goal; to show visitors all that the Niseko region has to offer.
SMG offers everything from a kids ski school to back country adventure, a hole in the wall restaurant and new cultural experiences. It might just be for one day or it could be a 15-day road trip adventure, Shinsetsu Guides will have you covered.
SMG provides specialist avalanche equipment, back country safety and powder skiing instruction. All tours include free door to door transportation, delicious mountain lunch breaks and a relaxing onsen (hot bath) dip.
Every client is treated as an individual with different needs. All products can be tailored to how and what you desire your trip to be.
Hanazono Powder Guides
Niseko’s only resort-operated back country guiding company that offers the best equipped and safest services in Niseko, utilizing the resorts extensive lift system, abundance of powder snow and unique side-country terrain.
The tour schedule and pace will be based on your experience and skill level, allow HPG professional guides to point out all the best places to ski and eat, hidden powder stashes and secret spots within the boundaries of Niseko Resort.
HPG guarantee first tracks. The “First Tracks Program” allow guests to start the day before the lifts open at 7:30am and be the first on the untracked powder slopes of Hanazono.