Powder Guiding

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    Explore the best powder Niseko has to offer with an experienced guide.

    New for 2017/18: Group Powder Guiding - This tour guides you into Niseko's backcountry via the gates, as part of a group with other skiers and snowboarders. This is a good option for those skiing alone or as a couple, who don't require a private guide.

    • GoSnow will safely guide you through the best skiing and riding experiences that Niseko has to offer.
    • 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.
    • Tours start from the Hirafu Gondola, the quickest access up the mountain.
    • Prices include avalanche safety gear and instruction on use for all Tours.
    • Private Tour can accommodate up to 4 people for a flat rate. 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.
    • 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.

    Availability subject to snow conditions and lift operations.

    TypeDurationTimePrice
    Full Day Private Guide (up to 4 Guests)6 hours on snow + 30 minutes avalanche safety trainingFlexible start time from 8:30 to 10:00¥55,000
    Full Day Tail Guide (required for groups of 5-6)+ ¥30,000
    Half Day Private Guide (up to 4 Guests)3 hours on snow + 30 minutes avalanche safety training9:00 - 12:30¥40,000
    Half Day Tail Guide (required for groups of 5-6)+ ¥20,000
    Guided Group Tour6 hours on snow + 30 minutes avalanche safety training9:30 - 15:30¥15,000 per person

    Bookings made by Ki Niseko guests via the Concierge Team, will receive a 5% discount on the listed prices.* Please note that the 5% discount cannot be offered in conjunction with any other discount or promotion.

    *Bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance to qualify for the 5% discount.

    Powder Guiding Terms & Conditions

    Terms & Conditions

    • This is an exclusive booking service to Ki Niseko accommodation guests.
    • Bookings must be made at least 72 hours in advance.
    • Lift passes are obligatory and are not included in the lesson price.
    • Please arrive with your snow sports gear and lift ticket ready to use.

    Cancellation Policy

    • Payment for Concierge bookings is due 7 days prior to check-In. We reserve the right to cancel without notice any unpaid service by this due date.
    • Cancellation 7 days or less prior to the lesson start date will incur a 100% cancellation charge.
    • Cancellation includes changes that reduce the overall value of the booking and no shows.
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    Please fill in the form below to send your request to our concierge service. If you are unable to see the form, please email concierge@kiniseko.com with details of your request.