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Price p/p From price based on 1 day of guided backcountry skiing/riding per person (5 guests in your group e.g. 120,000 yen total) for 2025 season ex taxes.
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USD 154

Niseko Area | Shiribetsu & Yotei

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p From price based on 1 day of guided backcountry skiing/riding per person (5 guests in your group e.g. 120,000 yen total) for 2025 season ex taxes.
Base/invoice currency is in JPY ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 154
Join Black Diamond Tours on an epic day (or days) of guided backcountry skiing or riding near Niseko. Ideal for private groups. Areas include Niseko backcountry areas, Shiribetsu, lower Mt Yotei or Yotei summit (weather pending).
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Custom Booking Period: Dec 01 - Mar 31, 2025
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Niseko Backcountry Guiding (Suited to Advanced+)

Interested in getting away from the crowds and into Niseko's incredible backcountry? Black Diamond's certified Niseko backcountry guides will take you into the BC for an experience you won't forget. They offer several different backcountry tours to suit your lung capacity and endurance. The location visited on any given day may depend on the group and weather and snow conditions. Below are a few options.

Backcountry gear such as avalanche transponder, shovel, probe, backpack, touring skis, skins, snowshoes etc are not included in the price of these tours however recommendations can be provided to source an equipment rental shop.

Niseko Backcountry Options

Want to ski some of this....

..or maybe some of this...

..or even this...book this tour now!

Typically this day starts by driving to Goshiki onsen before setting out on foot. Goshiki onsen is located at an elevation of 750 meters meaning that it does't take long to get above treeline. Expect to spend most of the day in open alpine terrain with incredible views of both the Sea of Japan & Pacific Ocean along with the Niseko range, Mount Yotei and surrounding valleys.

There is a wide selection of great lines in this area and peaks within reach include Iwaonupurri, Nihonupurri and Chisenupuri. If you're up to it you can even traverse the range bagging all 3 of these summits in one day.

Regardless of what you ski, you'll finish the day by skiing down to the beautiful Goshiki onsen located at the foot of your last run. Grab a beer from the nearest vending machine and allow your burning legs to relax in this natural hot spring.
An alternative option on this trip is to start the day using the Niseko lift network, climbing the peak and then descending towards Goshiki onsen before strapping on the touring gear and earning your turns properly for the rest of the day. This does require a one ride Niseko lift pass but permits one top to bottom run with minimal effort before you get into the backcountry.

Note: As the best skiing terrain in this area is above treeline, it is best suited for travel on clear, sunny days. Under less favorable conditions we may adjust the destination to suit weather conditions.

If you have any questions please make a booking request for further info.


Shiribetsu above Rusutsu....

..you need to be up for a walk...

...and the rewards...

Adjacent to nearby Rusutsu resort, Shiribetsu-dake (Mount Shiribetsu) offers a formidable backcountry challenge and some immaculate fall line skiing. The day begins on the Western slopes of Shiribetsu (opposite side of the mountain from Rusutsu resort) as we ascend through the low angle slopes at the base of this extinct volcano.

After a relaxing opening the climb steepens but you will soon be rewarded with spectacular ridgeline views of the surrounding peaks including Mount Yotei and Niseko Annupurri. In general the group will spend about 2-3 hours on the first ascent before reaching the peak. You will lap up 2-3 (or more if you're up to it!!) runs on the upper mountain before beginning our final top to bottom descent offering a consistent pitch for the first 300+ meters before slowly mellowing out into a cruisy powder bowl. The run finishes in typical Hokkaido style winding through the trees and back to civilization.

Lower Mt Yotei

Mt Yotei....

..it's a big hike...

...but the ski down is truly epic!

Due to Hokkaido's relentless snowstorms there are only a handful of days through the winter months when a summit attempt is possible; however the lower slopes of Yotei offer reliably good snow, great gladed backcountry skiing and seemingly endless terrain.

We can typically climb to at least 1,200 metres elevation after starting at around 400m. From here we start skiing and will lap up several great volcano lines pushing as high on the mountain as visibility permits before our final, long descent.

And while the summit is not the objective with this trip (top quality pow skiing is!!), if the group is moving well and the weather cooperates we'll consider heading for the top.

2024-25 Rates

Private customised tour: 120,000 yen (120,000 yen + 10% tax) for the group (up to 5 guests)

Guests are required to book a minimum of 4 private guided days. If you want a bespoke multi-day private tour inclusive of lodging and airport transfers as well as guiding you can make a booking request for a quote.
If you prefer less days, single day bookings open up from July 1.

Payments in Japanese yen. Inclusions
  • Guiding by qualified guides (max 5 guests per guide)
  • Transport where aplicable
  • Avalanche safety gear where needed
  • Touring equipment rentals
Not Included
  • Single ride lift tickets if required


COVID-19 Terms & Conditions

If you cannot leave your home country or enter in to Japan due to COVID-19 and decide to cancel between July 1st and 60 days prior to the start of your tour date, the following terms and conditions will apply. If travel bans are lifted, the normal term and conditions will apply (see below).

  • Option 1: Receive a full refund minus 10% of your tour price (or up to a maximum of 25,000yen)
  • Option 2: Move your booking to the 2021-22 season without any cancellation fees.

Cancellation between 60 days to your trip start date, the following conditions will apply (normal term and conditions).

  • Cancellation between 60 and 30 days before the trip will result in a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation within 30 days of the trip will result in a 100% cancellation fee.

General T&Cs

  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Full payment will be requested at the time of booking in order to minimize transaction charges; however 75% of this payment remains refundable until 60 days prior to the start of the tour (see condition #2 for more detail on cancellation charges). If you prefer to make deposit only payment, please advise BDTours at the time of booking.
  • Full payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour. If the tour is booked within 60 days of departure, full payment is required to confirm. Cancellation within 60 days but 30 days prior to the tour will incur a tariff in the amount of 50% of the full tour cost. Cancellations within 30 days will incur a tariff in the amount of 100% of the full tour cost.
  • At the time of booking, you will receive a message with your invoice allowing you to complete payment by international bank transfer or with your credit card through Paypal. Paypal is the preferred method on payments under 100,000 yen. Alternatively, bank transfer is the preferred method on large transactions as the associated flat rate fees are lower. All bank transfer details are available on your electronic invoice. If you choose to complete a bank transfer, please ignore the paypal service charge listed on your invoice and only transfer the amount owing on the balance line of your invoice before the paypal service fee.
  • Note: You do not need a Paypal account to use this online system. Simply follow the instructions and links provided with your electronic invoice.
  • All customers signing up for a guided tour are required to read and sign a release of liability waiver before departing. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of the tour without refund. All participants under the age of 19 must also have a parent or legal guardian sign their release of liability.
  • For the group multi-day and day trips, this will be confirmed to run once it has reached the minimum number of participants (5 people for multi-day, 3 people for day trips). If this occurs, you will have the option to change to another tour or recieve a full refund. If the alternative tour price is lower than your original tour, the difference will be refunded, and if the alternative tour price is higher than the original tour, the difference will be charged.
  • Black Diamond reserves the right to cancel any tour at any time (typically due to inclement weather, unsafe backcountry travel conditions or guide injury / sickness). In the event of cancellation, the customer will be offered the opportunity to either reschedule or receive a full refund.
  • Included in all ski packages is the use of backpack, avalanche transceiver, probe, and shovel, as well as avalanche briefings. If you need an avalanche airbag, please contact Rhythm Summit.
  • All participants entering the backcountry (anywhere outside of the ski area boundary) on a guided tour must be at least 13 years of age.
  • We ask guests to be honest with themselves about their skill level. If you have booked and paid for a trip with BDTours but it is clear that your skills are insufficient for the trip you have booked, we will cancel the remainder of the day and refund 50% of your booking fee. If you are uncertain please read about our skill level requirements here.