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Hanazono Powder Guides - Private Tours

HPG - Private Tours

Hanazono Powder Guides (HPG) private tours cater to both first-time backcountry skiers/riders and backcountry experts. Our experienced guides will set a tour schedule and pace based on your experience and skill level.

Pickup & Drop off Service

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

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 before the public, letting you be first on the untracked powder slopes of Hanazono. 

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.

Click on each item below to learn more about prices and details.

This 6-hour tour is a powder-hungry skier's dream. Although the general start time can be as late as 8:30AM, most guests take advantage of exclusive early lift access before the public. Lap legendary zones in resorts, 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 locals know about.

¥110,000 /up to 4 pax, 6 Hours

Number of people Pricing Details
Up to 4 ¥110,000 / group 1 lead guide
*Up to 1 additional guest can be added for ¥15,000 if all guests are Level 4 or above on Off-Piste Ability Chart.
For 6-7 ¥160,000 / group ¥110,000(1 lead guide)+ ¥50,000(1 tail guide)
For 8 ¥220,000/ group ¥110,000 × 2(2 lead guide)
The tour operate in the following areas
  • Niseko United resorts
  • Lift accessed backcountry terrain
Tour Details
  • Starting time: 7:30am with first tracks / 8:30am
  • Meeting point: Hanazono 308 (Accommodations in Niseko area for those who use pick-up service)
  • Backpack, beacon, probe, shovel, can be provided free of charge
  • Niseko United All-mountain lift tickets must be prepared in advance

First Tracks

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.

Tail Guide:
  • Tail guide fee: ¥50,000 / max 7 guests


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!