Lift Assisted Ski & Snowboard Tours

Groups of 1-3: 6̶2̶,̶0̶0̶0̶Y̶e̶n̶/̶d̶a̶y̶ Now 49,600Yen/day Groups of 4-5: 7̶2̶,̶0̶0̶0̶Y̶e̶n̶/̶d̶a̶y̶ NOW 57,600Yen/day Groups of 6+: Add 16,900Yen per extra person

Includes door to door transport and full guided ski day. Lift tickets will also be charged for at the time of booking based on the number of guests attending (6000Yen/ticket*)

Hokkaido is not only blessed with awesome snow but a tonne of great ski areas to help you access it. Each resort offers something unique but with Hokkaido`s variable weather and distinct micro-climates, the biggest challenge is knowing where to go on any given day. That`s why our guides are up early every morning discussing weather conditions, assessing snow stability and figuring out where we can find the best, deepest and most untracked snow for you and your crew.

Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation at 8am (sometimes earlier depending on destination), advise the plan for the day and after a discussion of your interests take you for an epic day of skiing / riding at the most suitable location.

We leave our day trips as open and flexible as possible to accommodate snow conditions and your input so we typically decide the destination on the day of your trip. Please let us know if there is somewhere in particular you want to visit.

Pricing

Private Groups of 1-3: 6̶2̶0̶0̶0̶Y̶e̶n̶/̶d̶a̶y̶ NOW 49,600Yen/day

Private Groups of 4-5: 7̶2̶0̶0̶0̶Y̶e̶n̶/̶d̶a̶y̶ NOW 57,600Yen/day

Private Groups of 6+: Add 16,900Yen per extra person (or inquire for a specific quote for your group size)

+gear rental if necessary

We also accept GoTo travel coupons!

Logistics

All of our guided trips include door to door transport so we`ll pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation.

Pickup: 8am from your accommodation in Niseko

Return: ~4-6pm depending on destination

Earlier returns and later departures available on request.

  • Full day of guided skiing
  • Door to door transport
  • Avalanche safety equipment

Locations

Niseko is well positioned with a number of great ski areas within striking distance on any given day. In addition to the 4 resorts that make up the Niseko United area, we also have access to Rusutsu, Kiroro, Moiwa and several other lesser known areas.

You and your guide will make the final call based on snow conditions and your skiing interests. Price remains the same regardless of our destination ensuring the decision is based purely on having the best time and finding the deepest snow!

Gear

All guests are required to have an avalanche safety kit (backpack, shovel, transceiver, probe) on all guided trips. If you do not have your own, one will be provided to you. For the 2020-21 winter season, Rising Sun is supplying avalanche safety equipment at no extra charge on all trips.

Please plan for cold weather conditions on all days as the weather can change quickly in the mountains. Lots of layers, spare goggles and gloves are recommended. Additional gear info will be provided after booking.

Uphill Travel

These trips are designed to be lift assisted with minimal uphill travel (usually max 20 minute bootpacks) and we can typically deliver high quality trips with great snow. That said, on some days the only way to get good turns is to earn it. Please let us know at the time of booking that you would be willing to go ski touring if conditions dictate. Conversely if you have no interest in walking up hills regardless of conditions then we would like to know that too! Either way you`re covered with our powder guarantee.

Lift Tickets

Lift ticket prices are not included in the above prices but are required for these trips. Tickets can be pre-purchased through Rising Sun or directly at the ski resort. Use your GoTo travel coupons to save even more!

COVID-19 Policy

  • Temperature check at start of day
  • Masks inside of vehicles
  • Private Trips only
  • Physical distancing whenever possible
  • Follow public health guidelines