Powder Guiding accessed from Niseko United lifts, GoSnow guides will take you to the best snow & terrain on the Mountain with the level of hiking and traversing that you choose.

Price Snapshot

Group Powder Guiding: ¥15,000 per person
Private Half Day Guiding: ¥38,000 per group up to 4 people

  • Information

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

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    For experienced powder hunters, learn the advanced techniques which will take your powder experience to the next level. Participants can ride the best powder runs from any of the Niseko United resorts, including guided access to the Niseko gate system. Suitable for advanced level riders only who have previous experience in powder. Mainly focusing on getting guests out the gates safely and exploring the back country areas of Niseko. There is some teaching in this of course, but the main focus is on guiding guests to advanced and challenging back country experiences.

    Powder Guiding Price List

    NEW IN 2017/18: Group Guided Tour – Tour the best that Niseko has to offer with our experienced guides. This tour will focus on getting you out the gates into the Niseko backcountry where you will safely find the best powder on offer with new friends.

    • Qualified and professional English speaking guides with intimate knowledge of the best and safest Niseko snow in all conditions.
    • Our guides are also qualified instructors and can coach you as much as you want on powder riding techniques.
    • Guiding is all accessed from Niseko United lifts, our guides will take you to the best snow & terrain on the mountain with the level of hiking and traversing that you choose.
    • Priority lift lines on select Hirafu lifts means we can get to the peak before other guides.
    • Tours meet at the Gondola and Family Base, starting from the Private Lesson meeting area.
    • Prices include avalanche safety gear and instruction on use for all Tours.
    • Guided Group Tour is for 1-4 people per group. For larger groups up to 6 people, a Tail Guide will be added at an additional rate (as per below Pricing Table).
    • Group Guided Tour will be mixed discipline.
    • Flat rate for 1-4-guests for Private Guides.
    • Powder Guiding tours accessing the Niseko gates system is only suitable for advanced level riders, while tours remaining in bounds are suitable for intermediate and up.
    • An All Mountain lift pass is required.

    Booking: the names, ages and ability levels (advanced or expert) for all Guests are required by GoSnow in order to confirm a lesson booking.

    TypeDurationTimePrice
    Full Day (Private Tour)6 HoursFlexible start time from 8:30am - 10:00am¥55,000
    Half Day (Private Tour)3 Hours9:00am - 12:30pm¥40,000
    Guided Group Tour6 Hours9:30am - 3:30pm¥15,000 per person
    Tail Guide (5 – 6 Guests)6 HoursFlexible start time from 8:30am - 10:00amAdditional ¥30,000
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  • Terms & 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.
    • Children under 3 years old CANNOT participate in lessons.
    • Powder Guiding is available daily from 16 Dec 2017 to 15 Mar 2018 (snow dependent).
    • Bookings are subject to the Niseko Central terms and conditions.
    • Last-minute bookings, walk-in bookings or any bookings made within 72-hours, will not be eligible for the 5% Experience Niseko Passport discount.
    • 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.