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Guiding and Touring Overview

Enjoy powder snow to the limit

Japan is one of the few countries in the world with heavy snowfall at low elevations, and the stunning amount of snowfall and ultimate quality of snow is incredible that riders from all over the world call them
"Japow," short for "POWDER JAPAN." Niseko is known as the mecca of JAPOW, and backcountry skiing and snowboarding are some of the best attractions in Niseko that cannot be missed.

Hanazono offers the most secure service to enjoy the backcountry.

Hanazono Powder Guides

Niseko Weiss Powder CATS


Resort operated guiding & touring

Hanazono provides the only official resort-operated backcountry guiding service in Niseko.

Our backcountry guiding company "Hanazono Powder Guides (HPG)" is always working alongside ski patrol, lift operators, and groomers give us a unique advantage to provide the best equipped and safest tour to the best spots of the day.

Also all the experience and expertise of the ski resort operator is behind the service Hanazono's exclusive services "Niseko Weiss Powder CATS" tp makes your tour guarantees extra safe and fun in another level.

First Tracks… Guaranteed!

Hanazono doesn't make light promises of first tracks on untracked slopes, we GUARANTEE them!

HPG's “First Tracks" service opens the lifts exclusively before the public, letting you be first on the untracked powder slopes of Hanazono.

Mt. Weisshorn the home mountain for "Niseko Weiss Powder CATS" was once a ski resort but currently not used by anyone but us. This means the entire mountain is available for private use for parties up to 12 people!

Please choose a service to learn more details and book your adventure!

Hanazono Powder Guides

Niseko Weiss Powder CATS