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.

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.


Powderlife is Niseko`s only independent, full colour magazine. Readily available for FREE across town, you`ll find it filled with interesting stories, market updates and of course lots of information about local service providers keen to help make your visit more memorable. Make sure you pick up a copy!

Alpine Heli Ski

Big mountain heli-skiing based in New Zealand. Book independently or join Rising Sun for an exclusive package.

Black Ops Valdez

If you`ve ever watched a ski or snowboard movie, then you`ve probably seen some of the terrain on offer out of Valdez, Alaska. Black Ops is a professional heli-ski operation with the ability to take you deep into the Chugach range and push your limits in spectacular terrain. Book independently or join Rising Sun for an exclusive package.

Southern Explorations

If you`ve already had your Japan powder fix and are considering a trip to the Southern Hemisphere, no one knows Latin America like Southern Explorations. Their decades of experience gives you the flexibility to build and customize your ideal Latin America adventure, or choose from finely crafted group adventures. Whether you want to ski the Andes, hike ancient trails, raft world-class rivers, or relax on stunning Caribbean beaches, we recommend getting in touch with them to help you assemble your next adventure.

Squamish Rafting Company

Situated halfway between Vancouver and Whistler in beautiful British Columbia, Squamish has some of the world’s best whitewater rafting. Join the Squamish Rafting Company on the water during your next trip to Canada and experience the magnificent rivers and wild beauty we call home.