What would life be like without the friends? We`re not quite sure but it certainly wouldn`t be quite the same. At Rising Sun, we take friends seriously and work hard to maintain great relationships with other operators, agents, accommodation providers and manufacturers of the best ski and snowboard equipment on the planet. Below is a list of companies that we`d like to thank for their support. We also think are great at what they do!!

The North Face

The North Face

Manufacturers of some of the best outdoor gear on the planet. Big thanks to The North Face for hooking our crew up with outerwear that can stand the test of Hokkaido`s winters.

Rocky Mountain Underground

Rocky Mountain Underground

Manufacturers of durable, lightweight and awesome powder skis! We maintain a rental fleet with a selection of RMU skis mounted with AT bindings and supplied with fitted skins so drop us a line and head out for a test ride.

Prior Skis and Snowboards

Handcrafted in Whistler, B.C. by people who know about skis, boards, mountains and powder… you can even work with their team to custom design your next ride. We maintain a rental fleet of Prior skis and splitboards allowing you to put their gear to the test.

Wheels Transfers

Wheels Transfers offers door-to-door private transfers and day tours throughout Hokkaido. Their fleet includes a wide range of vehicles to suit your group size and budget. Wheels strives to provide flexible service, competitive rates and is Rising Sun`s preferred private transfer supplier.

Peak Niseko Car Rentals

Local suppliers of rental vehicles designed by skiers for skiers (and snowboarders). Peak Car Rentals is based in Niseko offering reliable vehicles equipped with ski racks, English navigation and stereos so you can explore Hokkaido independently.

In summertime vehicles can be booked with full camping kits and you`ll be supplied with all the info you need to camp, hike and sightsee your way across Hokkaido.

360 Niseko

Everything you need to know about Niseko including information on accommodation, restaurant`s, services and the area`s most accurate daily snowfall updates.

Rhythm Snowsports

Rhythm is Niseko`s most reliable supplier of ski and snowboard rental equipment  and have everything you need to get out on the slopes. Head in to meet their friendly staff and get equipped with the right gear for your holiday.


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