Hanazono Powder Guides - Private Tours

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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, 2020 - Late March, 2021

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.

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. 

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.

AVAILABLE PROGRAMS

  • Private 1/2 Day

    This 4.5-hour tour is fully customizable to your schedule.  Take advantage of exclusive early lift access at 7:30AM, or have a more casual morning with a later start time. Let our experienced guides show you the best terrain that matches your ability level. Private 1/2 Day Tours operate in the following areas:

    Private 1/2 Day Tours operate in the following areas:
    • Niseko United resorts
    • Lift accessed backcountry terrain

    ¥ 62,000 | 4.5 Hours

    • Maximum of 4 guests per guide

  • Private Full Day

    This 6-hour tour is a powder-hungry skier's dream. Although the start time can be as late at 8:30AM, 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

    *Guests joining the Skin up BC 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

    ¥ 68,000 | 6 Hours

    • Maximum of 4 guests per guide
    • Extra hours can be purchased at ¥10,000 / hour

  • Powder 3 Dayz

    The ultimate powder package! Choose any 3 days during your stay in Niseko to join any of Hanazono Powder Guides tours. Enjoy exclusive early lift access at Hanazono after a big snowfall one day, and move into the backcountry to find more fresh snow the next day. With the Powder 3 Dayz Tour, you can count on our guides to find the best snow in the Niseko area, no matter the weather conditions. Relax and let our knowledgeable guides take you to the best terrain in Niseko and make your powder riding dreams come true!

    Powder 3 Dayz 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
    • *Weiss CAT assisted backcountry tour
    • Rusutsu Area (Additional fee: 12,000 yen)

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

    • Touring skis or split board
    • Skins, snacks, and water (500ml)
    • Spare goggles or sunglasses
    • Backpack, beacon, probe, shovel, can be provided free of charge
    Please contact us to book Powder 3 Dayz Tours

    ¥ 192,000 | 3 Days (6 hours/day)

    To make a booking for Powder 3 Dayz Tours, please contact us by email or phone.
    Email: bookings@harmonyresorts.com
    Telephone: +81 (0) 136 21 6688 - Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm

    • Maximum of 4 guests per guide
    • Extra hours can be purchased at¥10,000 / hour
    • Guests can choose any 3 days during their stay In Niseko, but advanced booking is required.
    • Additional days can be purchased at ¥64,000 / day

ADDITIONAL INFO

  • Starting time: 【Full Day】7:30am-8:30am【1/2 Day】7:30am-10:00am
  • Starting point: Hanazono 308
  • Every tour consists of 4 guests with 1 guide
  • Extra guest fee of ¥10,000 for up to 1 extra person
  • *Skin up BC tour at Niseko mountain range will be a maximum of 4 guests per guide, more than 5 guests need to book a tail guide.
    • Tail guide fee: 【Full Day】¥40,000 / max 7 guests【1/2 Day】¥35,000 / 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 and Reconfirmation

Email: bookings@harmonyresorts.com

Simply book online by clicking the BOOK button!
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GUEST REVIEWS

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!