Hanazono Powder Guides


Hanazono Powder Guides

Experience the legendary Niseko powder ahead of the crowds and find those secret stashes with our experienced team. Our private tours cater for everyone from riders hoping to try their first powder run to backcountry fanatics. With a small guide to guest ratio of just 1:4, our team of highly trained guides are able to tailor the tour to your ability and give you the best Niseko experience possible. Each tour includes our exclusive ''First Tracks'' service, allowing you to ride Hanazono's lifts 1 full hour before the public. This means first tracks through Strawberry Fields, Blueberry Fields, the Hanazono bowls - the resort is your playground! From then on stay ahead of the crowds as your guide leads you through the best pockets that only the experienced locals know about. 

HPG provides a pick up and drop off service for all of our tours to and from your accommodation. All avalanche safety equipment is provided free of charge and our guides will start the tour with a safety briefing. 

Dates of Operation: December 5, 2020 - April 11, 2021


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Hanazono Powder Guides - Resort Operated

Resort Operated

HANAZONO Powder Guides (HPG) is the only official resort-operated backcountry guiding company in Niseko. Working alongside ski patrol, lift operators, and groomers give us a unique advantage to provide the best equipped and safest guiding service in Niseko.

Hanazono Powder Guides - First tracks guaranteed

First Tracks... Guaranteed!

Our guides don't make light promises of first tracks on untracked slopes, we GUARANTEE them! Our “First Tracks" service opens the lifts exclusively for you at 7:30am, letting you be first on the untracked powder slopes of HANAZONO. This service includes a pick-up from your accommodation.

Hanazono Powder Guides - Minimum Hike, Maximum descent

True Local Guides

 Hanazono Powder Guides all have experience living in Niseko, unlike many other guiding companies' staff in the area. Who better to show you the secrets of the mountain than a true local that has been living here? Choose HPG for an authentic Japanese powder experience.



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*If there is availability, participation on the day is also possible.

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Brad, United States

This is my second year with HPG and I wouldn't go anywhere else. The guides are great (I always use Teru) and the operation first rate. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to get in the backcountry and bump up their skills.

Judy, Hong Kong

Our guide was so knowledgeable about the area and took us to some amazing spots. We will definitely come back!

Tim, Australia

We joined an HPG tour after one morning after a big storm in Niseko. The snow was incredible, truly bottomless. We rode the lifts for one hour before the public was allowed to join. I felt like a VIP at the resort. It was THE BEST DAY OF SKIING IN MY LIFE!