Want to ride like a local? then GoSnow powder guiding is for you!

  • Information

    GoSnow know how to safely guide you through the best skiing and riding experiences that Niseko has to offer.

    About the Tours

    • Full & Half Day Tours available
    • Mixed Discipline Tours available
    • Private Tours are flat-rate for up to 5 friends or family
    • Includes avalanche safety gear & training
    • In Resort & Out of Bounds tours available.
    • Group Tours are up to 4 member of the public & can be of mixed discipline
    TypeDurationTimePrice
    Full Day Private 6 HoursFlexible start time from 8:30am - 10:00am¥63,000
    Half Day Private Tour4 Hours8:30am - 12:30pm¥52,000
    Full Day Plus Private8 hours8:30am - 4:30pm¥83,000
    Group Powder Guiding6 Hours8:15am - 3:30pm¥18,000 per person

    Group Tours are mixed discipline and include up to 4 other guests of similar ability level

    All GoSnow Tours Include:

    • A qualified & professional English-speaking guide, with intimate knowledge of the best & safest snow in all conditions
    • Access to our Priority Lift Lanes- ensuring you get more first tracks in your day
    • Includes avalanche safety gear & instruction for use on all tours
    • Tours available from the Gondola & Family Bases
    • Terrain is all accessed from the Niseko United lifts, our guides will customize your day based on your goals, experience & the amount of hiking you would like to do. Review our Gate Guide below for information on where your tour could go
    • Our Guides are qualified instructors who can coach you as much as you want on powder riding techniques.

    Powder Guiding Ability Levels

    GoSnow LevelCurrent AbilityCurrent TerrainGoals for the Tour
    L5 - AdvancedI can link turns in powder snow. I can make a variety of turn shapes & can traverse and keep my speedPowder runs on/off piste including: open easy trees & black runsExplore the powder snow within Niseko United Resort & mostly using the backcountry runs accessible by the lifts
    L6 - High AdvancedI can link a variety of turn shapes & sizes in powder snow in off piste terrain including steeps & treesOff piste terrain including tight trees & steep runs. Some experience in the backcountryExplore the Niseko United gates & backcountry areas
    L7 - ExpertI am comfortable riding the whole mountain at speed in a variety of conditions including deep powder.All mountain & back country terrain. I have a strong background in touringExplore all back-country areas including the more challenging routes

    Please review the Adult Ability Level here, for more information on minimum riding standards required

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  • Terms & Conditions
    • Bookings are subject to GoSnow terms and conditions
    • Bookings can only be accepted more than 72 hours in advance.
    • Bookings can only be accepted from Niseko Central’ guests.
    • Lift passes and equipment rental are not included in the lesson price.
    • All Mountain Pass is complusory for Powder Guiding.
    • Children under 3 years old CANNOT participate in lessons.
    • Powder Guiding is available daily from 16 Dec to 15 Mar (snow dependent).
    • Bookings are subject to the Niseko Central terms and conditions.
    • Requests for changes or cancellations should be sent via email to [email protected].
    • Cancellation 3 days (or less) prior to the lesson start date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. “Cancellation” includes changes that reduce the overall value of the booking.