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

  • Information

    Please note that Niseko Central are not offering this service for the 2021-22 season.

    Please note the following information relates to last season. The information will be updated and the service will be available to book once prices and details are released by our supplier.

    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
    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

  • Terms
    • 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 compulsory for Powder Guiding.
    • 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 8 to 4 days prior to the lesson start date will incur a 20% cancellation fee. 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.