Guiding with Hanazono Powder Guides | SamuraiSnow

Guiding with Hanazono Powder Guides

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Hanazono Powder Guides (HPG) offers professional guiding into areas both within and beyond the boundaries of the Niseko Ski resort. With such an abundance of powder in Niseko, the need to hike to find untracked areas is minimal, HPG tours (unless otherwise requested) are based on lift access side country which offer minimum hike and maximum descent.

HPG guides don’t make light promises of first tracks on untracked slopes, they GUARANTEE them, with the “First Tracks Service” which allows you to start the day before the lifts open at 7:30am.

HPG are able to conduct tours outside of Niseko resort - Rusutsu and the mountain range behind Niseko - Iwaonupuri, Nittonupuri, Chisenupuri and Mt Weisshorn.

We recommend that you book a tour early in your stay to get the most of your Niseko Holiday experience, this will also give you the opportunity to reschedule, if necessary.

Highlights

  • Exclusive 1 hour lift access before the public
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off service from your accommodation
  • All backcountry safety equipment is provided
  • Variety of tour options available - 1) Lift Accessed Sidecountry using the Niseko ski lifts or 2) Backcountry Tours where hiking is required

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Private Tours

Our private tours cater for first time backcountry skiers/riders through to powder fanatics. Our experienced guides will set a tour schedule and pace based on your guest’s experience and skill level. 

All Private Tours include the following premium services:

  • “First Tracks” service, which guarantees fresh lines by starting before the lifts open.
  • Pickup service from your accommodation. (Times are flexible)
  • Complimentary hot drink and pastry from the HANAZONO 308 Café.
  • Please contact us for groups of more than 6 guests.
  • Please make your booking before 4:00pm at least one day in advance if you would like to start your tour with the “First Tracks” service.
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Powder Dayz

Blast through the powder in-bounds with some helpful tips and then take off to ski/ride the backcountry enjoying the best of Niseko with our five out of seven day Powder Dayz program.

  • Our experienced guides will assist with your week of adventure. When leaving the resort boundaries we will provide a tail guide for your added comfort and safety.
  • Daily accommodation pickup service. (Times are flexible)
  • Includes the “First Tracks” service (guarantees fresh lines by starting at 7:30am before the lifts open)
  • Available to guests of all snow sports disciplines. (Ski, Snowboard, Telemark).
  • Please contact us for more details on groups of mixed disciplines/abilities or for large groups.
  • Flexible starting times.
  • Please make your booking before 4:00pm at least one day in advance if you would like to start your tour with the “First Tracks” service.
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2019 / 20 Prices

Niseko Hanazono Powder Guides Prices

  • Maximim 5 participants with 1 guide. Groups of 6 or 7 will need to book 2x guides.
  • Own touring equipment (skins / snow shoes / split board) is required for Backcountry Tours where hiking is required.
  • Powder 3 dayz do not need to be consecutive days.
  • All tours have a flexible start time between 7:30am and 10:00am
  • Rusutsu tours incur an additional ¥12,000 per day resort fee
  • Prices do not include lift passes or ski / snowboard equipment
  • To ensure a tour best suited to your needs, it is essential that HPG communicate with you before the tour

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Ready to Book? 

If you have already booked accommodation with Samurai Snow, please fill out the Add To Order section as many times as required to add all of guiding tours you want to your booking.

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