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Hanazono Powder Guides - Private Tours

Ultimate Freedom.

Hanazono Powder Guides (HPG) private tours cater for first both time backcountry skiers/riders as well as backcountry experts. Our experienced guides will set a tour schedule and pace based on your experience and skill level. HPG private tours consist of a maximum of 4 guests per guide, with additional guests requiring a tail guide.

Dates of Operation: Early December, 2018 - Late March, 2019



Hanazono Accommodation Pickup

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

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. 

NISS - Kids Passport

Fully Customizable

HPG Private Tours are made for you. Ride the lifts before the public, or start at a more casual hour. Let our guides find the best skiing for you, no matter your ability level.


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    This 6-hour tour is a powder-hungry skier's dream. Although the start time is flexible, most guests take advantage of exclusive early lift access at 7:30AM. Lap legendary zones such as Strawberry Fields, and even move higher up the mountain just before the public is allowed to hop on the lifts. Our experienced guides will show you the best terrain, as well as secret stashes that only seasoned local know about. 

    Private Full Day Tours operate in the following areas:
    • Niseko United resorts
    • Lift accessed backcountry terrain
    • *Skin up BC tour in the Niseko mountain range. Areas include: Iwaonupuri, Nitonuprui, Chisenupuri, Nimi area
    • *Weiss CAT assisted backcountry tour

    *Guests joining the Skin up BC Tour or Weiss CAT assisted backcountry tour must prepare the following items:

    • Touring skis or splitboard
    • Skins, snacks, and water (500ml)
    • Spare goggles or sunglasses
    • Backpack, beacon, probe, shovel, can be provided free of charge

    ¥ 58,000 | 6 Hours


    • Maximum of 4 guests per guide
    • Extra hours can be purchased at ¥4,000 / hour
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    This tour is booked through a Hanazono Powder Guides Private Full Day Tour, but uses the Weiss CAT to access more terrain. A group of up to 4 guests will head to the top of the ski resort by snowcat, and then ascend the actual peak on foot. From here you will drop into more advanced terrain before skinning back to the top and doing it all again. In addition, this tour can be booked as a Backcountry Clinic for those looking to learn the basics of the backcountry in a safe environment with qualified guides. These tours use different and more advanced terrain than the Weiss Powder CAT tours. 

    Weiss CAT Assisted BC Tour Schedule
    7:30am Arrive at Hanazono 308 for registration and safety briefing
    8:00am  Drive to Weiss CAT base and take the snowcat up
    8:20am  Arrive at top of Weiss. Tour begins!
    1:30pm Finish the tour at Weiss, transportation back to 308 and accommodation

    Guests joining the Weiss CAT assisted backcountry tour must prepare the following items:

    • Touring skis or splitboard
    • Skins, snacks, and water (500ml)
    • Spare goggles or sunglasses
    • Backpack, beacon, probe, shovel, can be provided free of charge

    ¥ 58,000 | 6 Hours


Looking for more affordable programs? Check out our group tours! 


  • Flexible starting time from 7:30am to 10:00am
  • Starting point - HANAZONO 308
  • Every tour consists of 4 guests with 1 guide
  • Extra guest fee of ¥10,000 for up to 2 extra people
  • *Skin up BC tour at Niseko mountain range will be a maximum of 4 guests per guide, more than 4 guests need to book a tail guide.
    • Tail guide fee:
      • Full day: ¥30,000 / max 7 guests
      • Half day: ¥25,000 / max 7 guests
  • All tours include backcountry safety gear and backpacks free of charge.
  • Please make your booking before 4:00pm at least one day in advance if you would like to start your tour with the “First Tracks” service.


Booking in Advance Recommended

Email: HPG@harmonyresorts.com
Telephone: +81 (0) 136 21 6688 - Hours: 8:30am to 8:00pm

HPG Manager:
Call Joe Sugano: 080 1863 5431 between 4:00pm and 8:00pm


Chris, Australia

We booked a Private Tour for our family. Our guide showed us spots that the kids could ski, but my wife and I could have fun in as well. The snow was amazing!

Vivian, Hong Kong

My husband and I visit Niseko every year, but this was our first time with HPG. We chose a private tour so we can ski at our own pace. Our guide was very professional and ensured our safety the whole time. 

Sean, United States

Great service. Our guide picked us up at our hotel in Hirafu, led us to some of the best powder I've ever ridden, and drove us back home at the end of the day. I felt privileged to ride the lifts before they opened as well. Unforgettable day!

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  • 328-36 Aza-Iwaobetsu, Kutchan-cho
    Abuta-Gun, Hokkaido 044-0082 Japan

  • Activity Bookings - +81 (0)136 21 66 88
    Resort Information - +81 (0)136 23 01 03

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