Equipment & Rental

Rising Sun has a fleet of high end backcountry ski and splitboard equipment available for rent in Niseko, Hokkaido.

All skis and splitboards have been selected for their suitability to Japan powder conditions. Ski brands available are Rocky Mountain Underground (RMU), Black Crows, Salomon, Atomic and Prior. All skis are mounted with Marker AT bindings (downhill boot compatible) or Salomon shift bindings for those with pin compatible touring boots.

In the splitboard department, we carry Stranda, Korua, Salomon, G3 and Prior splits. All boards are equipped with  Spark R&D bindings.

All skis and boards also come with fitted skins and adjustable poles.

Please note that we do NOT rent boots. We strongly encourage visitors to travel with their boots to ensure a good fit and a comfortable skiing experience. If necessary, boots can be rented from Rhythm snowsports and fitted to our skis. Unfortunately touring boots are not available for rent in the Niseko area however we do have skis mounted with bindings that accommodate a regular alpine boot.

Rental terms & conditions available here.

Backcountry Equipment Rental Rates

Rising Sun guided trip guests receive a 20% discount on all equipment rentals

AT Skis with Frame Bindings, climbing skins and collapsible poles10,800Yen first day | 6,600Yen per extra day
AT skis with Tech Bindings (Salomon Shift), climbing skins and collapsible poles12,600Yen first day | 7,700Yen per extra day
Splitboard with climbing skins and collapsible poles10,800Yen first day | 6,600Yen per extra day
Avalanche Safety Kit (pack, probe, shovel and transceiver)5,500Yen first day | 2,500Yen per extra day

*Please note that step-on snowboard boots are not compatible with our splitboard bindings

Additional items

Snowshoes 4,800Yen first day | 4000Yen per extra day
Snowshoes & Poles6,000Yen first day | 5000Yen per extra day
Collapsible Poles2,400Yen / day
Avalanche Transceiver3,600Yen / day
Avalanche Shovel2,400Yen / day
Avalanche Probe2,400Yen / day
Backpack2,400Yen / day
Climbing Skins (available for both splitboards and skis)3,600Yen / day

Equipment Pick Up / Drop off

Equipment can be picked up from our office on the day your rental starts or the previous day after 3pm. Our office is open from 8am – 6pm daily through the winter season. Its greatly appreciated if you can give us an idea of the time you plan to pick up your equipment so we can ensure everything is ready and we have a rental tech available.

Equipment must be returned by 6pm on the last day of your rental.

Rising Sun Guides office location.

Mobile Door to Door Rental Service

Get your gear the night before!! Please inquire about our mobile rental service. If available, our rental tech will bring your gear direct to your accommodation the night before your first ski day so you don`t miss out on first tracks the next morning. Our mobile service is available from 4-7pm daily within the Niseko United area (depending on driver availability).

**Free delivery available for guests booked on Rising Sun guided trips. Rental only requests require a minimum order of 40,000Yen for delivery.

Detailed List of Skis & Splits

Please note that we can accept ski / splitboard requests but we cannot reserve specific makes / models / lengths.

All skis are mounted with Marker Tour 10 frame bindings which are downhill boot compatible or Salomon Shift`s for guests with pin compatible touring boots. Please note that we do not rent boots.

  • RMU Apostle 106
  • RMU Valhalla 107
  • RMU North Shore 110
  • RMU North Shore 114
  • Black Crows Atris Birdie 105
  • Black Crows Atris Birdie 108
  • Black Crows Corvus 107
  • Black Crows Anima 115
  • Salomon Stella 106
  • Salomon QST 106
  • Salomon QST 118
  • Atomic Backland 107
  • Atomic Bentchetler 120
  • Prior Harmony 118

We are able to accept requests but cannot guarantee availability of a specific ski.

All splitboards are equipped with Spark R&D splitboard bindings. Please advise if you require a small, medium or large binding at the time of reservation. Please note that we do not rent boots.

  • Prior Brandywine (144 & 150)
  • Prior Khyber (153 & 165)
  • Prior Wildcard (162)
  • Korua Tranny Finder (150 & 157)
  • Salomon Highpath (156)
  • Stranda Descender (161 & 166)
  • Salomon Split stick (157 & 162)
  • G3 Black Sheep (162)
  • G3 Scapegoat (158 & 162)

We are able to accept requests but cannot guarantee availability of a specific board.

Availability Disclaimer

Please note that our rental fleet is relatively small and we may not always have the specific size or type of ski/board that you want. If you have prepaid for your skis and we don`t have anything suitable available for you at the time of rental, we will offer a full refund and direct you to a larger shop with a wider selection. Please note that providing accurate sizing details on booking will help to alleviate this issue.

Please also note that we are not able to reserve specific skis or splits. We do accept length and underfoot width requests and will reserve a ski / split that matches those specifications.