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Price p/p From price based on twin/triple-share per person based on group of 5 for 2 night package (per person) for 2023-24 season.
Base/invoice currency is in JPY inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 596

2-3 Nights | 2 Guided Ski Days

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p From price based on twin/triple-share per person based on group of 5 for 2 night package (per person) for 2023-24 season.
Base/invoice currency is in JPY inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 596
This CUSTOMIZABLE guided backcountry tour is ideal for those heading to NISEKO who want to invest a little extra in their powder happiness with a couple of extra days of days chasing powder around Sapporo where you will find some of the steepest lift accessible terrain & unique backcountry options.
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Sapporo Session

If you have made the investment to visit Niseko (or one of the other resorts in Hokkaido) then this extra small investment with a Sapporo session will deliver a fine return!

The Sapporo Session is a fully customisable tour for PRIVATE GROUPS only. You can add an extra day/night and easily adjust the start / departure times to suit your schedule.

The itinerary is based on 2 nights in Sapporo (the snowiest city in Japan) chasing powder at one of Japan's steepest ski areas Sapporo Teine and checking out the unique side & backcountry at Sapporo Kokusai. You'll need ski touring or splitboarding equipment to get further afield from the ski areas as conditions dictate.

Sapporo has literally thousands of restaurants & bars so if food and/or partying is your thing, you won't be disappointed.

The price indicated above includes 2 nights 3-star hotel accommodation with options to upgrade to a fancier hotel if you desire.

The Sapporo Session package includes pickup from your accommodation in Niseko & transfers in a comfy 4wd van to the ski areas on guided days and to Sapporo.

There are limited guides available for these tours so you will need to be quick to lock down a tour & date. If you have any questions, want to check availability, or get a quote for your group size and trip duration you can make a booking request.


To get the most out of this tour, RSGs recommend you be a MINIMUM advanced skier/boarder and have powder skiing/riding experience.

Vibrant Sapporo City

Easy accessible BC at Kokusai

Steep terrain at Teine


This itinerary is is totally customizable. You can choose to undertake it as is, or add/remove the number of guided days and add/remove the overall number of days.

This itinerary starts in Niseko  and ends in Sapporo city.

Day 1

Day 1 start early with a pick-up from your accommodation in Niseko in a private 4wd van and whisked off to the best conditions on the day at either Teine or Kokusai.

After a full day of skiing you will be driven to your accommodation in Sapporo where you will spend the next 2 nights.

Sapporo is a vibrant city with literally thousands of restaurants and bars; every little alley way is another adventure.

Day 2

Ditto, the aim will be to get the best conditions on the day to end your epic adventure!

And this is your last night in Sapporo to turn up the party volume and reminisce about the incredible trip you have just had, and to start planning your next powder assault.

Day 3

After breakfast you will transfer to Chitose airport (this transfer is not included in the package) and head home or onwards filled with a lifetime of memories (and pics!).

Sapporo has a great nightlife

...the food options are endless

...and so is the Sapporo beer!


Because this is a custom package, the accommodation will be chose based on your group size.

In Sapporo, there are some very good 3-star hotels that RSGs use however there is also an upgrade option to a 4-star like the Mercure or the Cross Hotel (subject to availability). The hotels based on the advertised package price have single western beds (twin or triple-share) and all rooms have private en suite.

A buffet breakfast will be provided each morning with a reasonable selection of western food.

Stay in a 3-star Sapporo Hotel..

.a typical 3-star twin-room...

...breakfast is generally buffet-style

2023-24 Rates & Inclusions


From Price: ¥89,000 (based on group of 5) for 2 nights or ¥129,000 (based on a group of 5) for 3 nights
  • Price is per person, based on double or triple occupancy
  • Payments are in Japanese Yen

IMPORTANT: It is important to understand that groups of 5 are optimal when it comes to the price. Over 5 in the group you will require another guide which will increase the cost of the tour for everyone. Likewise, under 5 in the group and the cost per person will increase.

Please enquire for a quote for your group size and requirements.

  • 2 nights twin/triple share accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 guided ski days including lift tickets
  • Transfer Niseko to Sapporo / ground transport on guided days
  • *Per person price based on group of 5
  • Single room upgrades available upon request
  • Avalanche safety kit and backcountry touring gear. Rental available
  • Departure airport transfer not included but can be arranged
Not Included
  • Lunch, dinner, drinks, shopping, onsen entry fees

Rising Sun Guides Terms & Conditions

  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm all reservations.
  • 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 100,000Yen. There is a 4% service fee associated with all paypal transactions, however on payments up to 100,000 Yen Rising Sun Guides will accept this fee. For larger payments, the 4% service charge will be added to your invoice. 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.
  • RSG 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 refund. All guests booking our backcountry or lift assisted day trips are covered by the RSG Powder Guarantee.
  • 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 RSG 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.
  • It is your responsibility to care for any rental equipment supplied by Rising Sun. Guests will be charged for repair or replacement of any lost or damaged items.