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GUIDED DAY TRIPS IN/FROM NISEKO
For PRIVATE GROUPS ONLY of up to 6 guests
From price based on Niseko guided day tour (private groups only of 6 guests). If you are a single the cost is 6X that shown pr person.
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USD 90
Ability: Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
If you are in Niseko with a group, you can't go past a guided ski or snowboard day tour in Niseko or at one of the nearby ski areas such as Rusutsu, Moiwa, Kiroro, Kokusai or Tiene. Tours are for PRIVATE GROUPS ONLY of up to 6 guests (i.e. you cannot join a group).
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  • PRIVATE GROUPS ONLY - you cannot join a group
  • Includes use of avalanche safety gear
  • Qualified guides (max 1:6 guide:guest ratio)
  • Transport (when travelling to other resorts from Niseko)
Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Sidecountry
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Whiteroom Tours Niseko & Surrounding Area PRIVATE GROUP Day Tours

Niseko Guided Tours are guided ski and snowboard tours based in Niseko for strong intermediates & above. These tours are for PRIVATE GROUPS of up to 6 guests only i.e. you cannot join a group  If you are a solo the cost is 6 x the per person rate shown, group of 2 is 3 X per person rate etc. Kids are welcome as part of the group as long as they meet the minimum ability requirements (strong intermediate+).

Advanced bookings are essential as these tours book out well ahead of time.

Safety, flexibility and adaptability are key to a great guided experience. The staff are experienced guides with accreditation combinations of ski patrolling, instructing, avalanche awareness & first aid plus years of experience on snow. They study the weather & mountain environment continuously to ensure the best location is chosen each day in consultation with your group, ensuring you get the best conditions on your guided day at Niseko or one of the many resorts in the Niseko area.

Ross Mc Swiney heads up the team along with a crew of dedicated professionals. Ross brings 13 years experience skiing in Hokkaido, 5 years as a Hokkaido Lead Ski Guide, 19 years experience as a Thredbo ski patroller, trainer & examiner, 5 years training Avalanche Awareness courses, and 15 years as a First Aid trainer and assessor.

Niseko Guided Tours

Niseko is a huge ski area....

..there are secret stashes galore..

...and face shots aplenty!!!!

There is no doubt that Niseko is Japan's powder mecca with the greatest variety of terrain and abundant snowfalls. The problem is, the word is well and truly out and people flock to Niseko in their thousands to smash the powder as it falls.

Much of the easy to get to terrain is skied out by 10 am (or earlier) each day so the next step is to go further afield where few people venture.

The guides will show you the best powder on the day both inside and outside of the resort boundaries.

The type of terrain you will access will ultimately depend on the lowest common denominator's ability in your group. It could be lift-accessed sidecountry of full backcountry if that is what your group desires.

Tour Price

Private Group (for up to 6 guests): JPY 60,000

Includes:

  • Avalanche safety gear rental
  • Qualified guide for the duration of the tour (max ratio 1:6 guide to guests)

Doesn't include:



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Day Trips to Resorts Near Niseko

Coastal resorts near Sapporo

Close-by resorts like Rusutsu

...or Kiroro sidecountry

Niseko is a powder mecca in itself however it is well located as a base to access several other great great ski areas such as Rusutsu, Moiwa, Kiroro, Teine and Kokusai.

The team offers group guided day tours to these destinations and will work in with you to hit them on the best possible day. Because you are already located at Niseko, if the conditions aren't favourable on any given day for a visit to one of these destinations, you can simply spend the day skiing at Niseko.

Tours usually commence around 8 am (with a pickup from your accommodation) and return to Niseko around 5-6pm.

Rusutsu is rated by Powderhounds.com as the best tree skiing in Japan (and possibly some of the best in the world). When the conditions are right in Rusutsu (which is most of the time) you will experience face shot heaven. A visit to Rusutsu is an absolute must if you are going to Niseko.  
JPY 65,000
(for up to 6 pax)
Kiroro has become more popular with day trippers however they get a stack of fresh snow nearly every day covering up tracks ready for you to get into it up to your eyeballs. Kiroro is a little better suited to skiers than boarders as some of the ski-outs can be a bit flat.   JPY 65,000
(for up to 6 pax)
Moiwa is almost an extension of Niseko and there is still fresh POW to be found if you know where to look. If you choose not to do any other tours whilst in Niseko you must at least get to Moiwa so you can say you have skied all of Niseko.   JPY 60,000
(for up to 6 pax)
Kokusai is a small local ski area near Sapporo. But don't be fooled by the size of the piste area. The slackcountry here is fabulous and if you have touring gear, this is the place to use it. Hike half an hour and you will have endless lines leading back into the resort.   JPY 70,000
(for up to 6 pax)
Teine is another local ski area near Sapporo and is known for its steep slopes and spectacular views overlooking the sea. Like Kokusai, this ski area gets slammed with frequent coastal storms and the powder is deep and dry.   JPY 70,000
(for up to 6 pax)




























Includes:

  • Comfy 4wd transfer to / from your accommodation in Niseko
  • Avalanche safety gear rental
  • Qualified guide for the duration of the tour (max ratio 1:6 guides to guests)

Doesn't include:

Whiteroom Tours Terms & Conditions

Guide Bookings Confirmation & Payment Cancellation Policy

Please note that Guide bookings are NOT CONFIRMED until a 20% deposit has been paid. Final balance is due 30 days prior to the start of your booking.

You must complete our booking form and Registration/Waiver from before your guided day. Failure to do so will result in the cancelation of your booking.

Guide Bookings Cancellation Policy

Your 20% deposit is non-refundable unless we cancel the guided day due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or guide injury.

Whiteroom Guides will refund your full payment less the 20% deposit if notice is given 30 days prior to your booking date commencement.

Whiteroom Guides will refund 50% of your full payment if less than 30 days but more than 7 days notice of cancellation is given.

Whiteroom Guides will provide no refund for cancellations less than 7 days prior or a no show on your booked day.

If Whiteroom Guides has to cancel your guided day due to adverse weather or other unforeseen circumstances you will be offered another date or a 100% refund.

Backcountry Safety Equipment Requirements

Backcountry safety equipment is compulsory for all participants on any guided day. All of the necessary equipment (transceiver, shovel, probe and backpack) is available to hire. Please advise us if you need this equipment when booking. You may also bring your own gear to use.

If your Backcountry trip requires Alpine Touring equipment, split boards or snowshoes we will advise & recommend where the equipment can be rented from if you do not already have your own.

Pre Purchasing Lift Tickets

For day trips we recommend against purchasing lift tickets in advance, as there are no additional cost savings. Pre-purchasing lift tickets may only serve to limit your flexibility. Due to localized weather patterns, conditions can often be much different at nearby resorts & may influence the final destination decision.

Ski / Snowboard Ability Requirements


We recommend that you try to have everyone in the group at a similar ability level.

This is very important as experience shows that no one wants to be in over their head, holding up a group or alternatively waiting for others to make it down the mountain.

However, if you are all happy with a mixed ability group because you are all friends or family members then that is of-course fine with us.

Ski / Snowboard Instruction

Many of our Whiteroom Guides are also qualified instructors but the format of our trips is to ensure you ski great lines, great snow and incredible terrain. All our Guides are happy to offer advice and tips to help you improve your skills, but except for our Powder Progression Tour http://www.whiteroomtours.com/guided-tours/niseko-progression-tour/ we do not offer straight ski or snowboard lessons.

If you are interested specifically in instruction to improve your skills we can recommend booking a ski lesson with some exceptional instructional schools in your area.