Hanazono Powder Guides - Private Tours

First tracks guaranteed.

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

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The tour includes:

  • Pickup and Drop off Service - Transportation to and from your accommodation. (Times are flexible)
  • First Tracks Guaranteed! - The “First Tracks” service guarantees fresh lines by starting at 7:30am, 1 hour before the lifts open to the public.
  • All Safety Gear - A backpack and all necessary safety gear are provided and explained.

Pricing:

HPG Private Tours
Name Duration Price Guiding Area Notes
Private Half Day Tour

4.5 Hours

Extra hour: ¥4,000 / hour

¥51,000

Niseko United resorts

Lift accessed backcountry terrain

  • Maximum 4 guests per guide
Private Full Day Tour

6 Hours

Extra hour: ¥4,000 / hour

¥58,000

Niseko United resorts

Lift accessed backcountry terrain

Skin up BC tour* at Niseko mountain range. Areas include: Iwaonupuri, Nitonuprui, Chisenupuri, Nimi area

Weiss CAT assisted backcountry tour

  • Maximum 4 guests per guide
Powder 3 Dayz

6 Hours x 3 Days

Extra hour: ¥4,000 / hour

¥162,000

Niseko United resorts

Lift accessed backcountry terrain

Skin up BC tour* at Niseko mountain range. Areas include: Iwaonupuri, Nitonuprui, Chisenupuri, Nimi area

Weiss CAT assisted backcountry tour

Rusutsu area

  • Maximum 4 guests per guide
  • Guests can choose any 3 days during their stay In Niseko, but advanced booking is required.

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Weiss CAT Assisted Backcountry Tour & Clinic

This tour is booked through a Hanazono Powder Guides Private 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 Tour Schedule:
7:30 am Arrive at Hanazono 308 for registration and saftey 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 Niseko mountain range backcountry tour or 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

Additional information:

  • 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 back packs 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.

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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 8:30pm