Hanazono Powder Guides - Group Tours

First Tracks Guaranteed.

Experienced skiers and riders will love this faster paced guided tour. The lifts open at 8:30 to the general public however for those guests in our HPG Tours, the lifts turn for you at 7:30. One hour of exclusive lift use! Discover hidden powder stashes and the best conditions on that day within and beyond the ski resort boundaries.

Dates of Operation: Early December, 2019 - Late March, 2020



Hanazono Pickup & dropoff

Pickup & Drop off service

Free transportation from your door in the Niseko area to the base of Hanazono. Once you've got your powder fix, we can drop you off back to your door.

Hanazono Powder Guides First Tracks Niseko

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. 

Hanazono Powder Guides Group Tour

The Most Powder Possible 

Group tours are perfect for the powder hungry skier or snowboarder. These faster-paced tours are designed to let you ride the most and best terrain, making your powder dreams come true. 


  • Morning Tour Book Now

    Our guides will pick up from your Niseko accommodation and head to Hanazono's base. A safety briefing will be held and backcountry equipment will be provided and explained. In an intimate group of no more than 4 people per guide, you will ride Hanazono's lifts at 7:30 AM, one full hour before the public has access! Enjoy having famous terrain such as "Strawberry Fields" to yourself, and then head up the mountain just before the public to be first to access higher terrain. This tour moves fast and is designed to let you ride the most powder and the best terrain possible, so it is a favorite among experienced skiers and snowboarders. Join an HPG Group Tour for an exclusive experience riding Niseko's world-famous snow and make your powder dreams come true!  

    HPG Group Tours operate in the following areas:
    • Niseko United resorts
    • Lift accessed backcountry terrain

    ¥ 21,000/person | 4.5 Hours

    Enquire now: hpg@harmonyresorts.com


    Changes in Starting Time & Meeting Spot

    From March 2nd, 19-20 season
    Starting time: 8:20am
    Starting point: HANA Quad #1

    • Starting Time: 7:30am
    • Starting point: HANAZONO 308 
    • 2 - 4 guests
    • Includes 1 hour "First Tracks" program

Booking in Advance and Reconfirmation

Email: bookings@harmonyresorts.com
Telephone: +81 (0) 136 21 6688 - Hours: 8:00am to 8:00pm

Hanazono 308 Activity Desk 8:00am to 5:00pm
NISS Hirafu Base 8:00am to 8:00pm

HPG Manager: (Emergency Calls Only outside office hours)
Call Joe Sugano: 080 1863 5431

Looking for more programs? Check out our private tours!


Kathy, Singapore

Amazing guides. Ours was a true Niseko local, spoke several languages, and knew every inch of the mountain.

Greg, New Zealand

Taking laps through Strawberry Fields before the public was so fun! Great value, and an experience I will not forget.

Steve, Australia

First Tracks is the best. You get on an hour before the lifts open. We had a big dump before my tour and I got to start with knee-deep powder on the pistes. It was awesome!