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Hanazono Powder Guides - Private Tours

HPG - Private Tours

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.

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 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.

HPG private tours consist of a maximum of 4 guests per guide, with additional guests possibly requiring a tail guide.

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

This 4.5-hour tour is fully customizable to your schedule.  Take advantage of exclusive early lift access before the public. Let our experienced guides show you the best terrain that matches your ability level. Private 1/2 Day Tours operate in the following areas:

¥ 62,000 | 4.5 Hours

The tour operate in the following areas:
  • Niseko United resorts
  • Lift accessed backcountry terrain
Tour Details
  • Starting time: 7:40am-9:30am (meeting time)
  • 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
  • Extra hours can be purchased at ¥10,000 / hour
  • Backpack, beacon, probe, shovel, can be provided free of charge

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.

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
Tail Guide:
  • Tail guide fee: ¥35,000 / max 7 guests

*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.

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.

¥ 68,000 | 6 Hours

The tour 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
Tour Details
  • Starting time: 7:40am-8:30am (meeting time)
  • 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
  • Extra hours can be purchased at ¥10,000 / hour
  • Backpack, beacon, probe, shovel, can be provided free of charge

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.

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
Tail Guide:
  • Tail guide fee: ¥40,000 / max 7 guests

*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.

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!

¥ 192,000 | 3 Days (6 hours/day)
The tour 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)
Tour Details
  • Starting time: 7:40am-8:30am (meeting time)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Backpack, beacon, probe, shovel, can be provided free of charge

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.

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
Tail Guide:
  • Tail guide fee: ¥40,000 / max 7 guests

*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.

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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!