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Niseko Sports Ski & Snowboard Hire

We are currently only able to book ski & snowboard hire for guests who have already booked accommodation with Samurai Snow.

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Pre-book your equipment rental for a better rental experience and guaranteed availability. Getting the paperwork done in advance will speed up the process and get you on the mountain faster!

Great gear means great skiing. Niseko Sports Rentals has been providing quality gear and exceptional service for many years in both Hirafu and Hanazono.

Benefit from our well prepared, top of the range equipment and conveniently located stores. Our advisors are best able to advise guests according to their preferences, their level and also the snow conditions in resort.

Niseko Sports is proud to offer an extensive selection of skis, snowboards and boots most suited for the snow and terrain in Niseko. Depending on the range of equipment you choose to hire, you may also change your skis or try a snowboard during your stay, without any additional charge.

Operation Dates

  • 2nd December 2023 to 7th April 2024


Niseko Sports has 4x convenient rental shop locations in Hirafu and Hanazono with knowledgeable and experienced English-speaking staff.

Hirafu zaka Store

  • The largest store, located in central Hirafu.
  • Open from 8:30am to 8:30pm (8:30am to 5:00pm outside of night skiing periods) 

Vale Snowsports Store

  • Located in the ground floor of The Vale next to Ace Family Pair Ski Lifts.
  • Open from 8:30am to 8:30pm (8:30am to 5:00pm outside of night skiing periods)

Hanazono 308 Store

  • Located in the Hanazono 308 building at the base of the Hanazono ski area
  • Open from 8:30am to 7:30pm (8:30am to 5:00pm outside of night skiing periods)

Muwa Store

  • Located in the Muwa Niseko building
  • Open from 8:30am to 8:30pm (8:30am to 5:00pm outside of night skiing periods)

Niseko Sports Ski Hire

Adult Premium Range Equipment

The extensive range of the latest skis and snowboards. Proud to be suppliers of K2, Faction, Rossignol, Line, Head and many more top of the range names.

The premium range has been specially chosen to ensure that you have the best time on the mountain. Everything from the latest powder boards and carving skis to something with a bit of pop to ride the park.

What’s more, when you chose to use our premium range, you are welcome to switch between different styles of skis and snowboards free of charge meaning you can select the best kit for the conditions on the day!

2023-24 Prices

Niseko Sports - Premium Range Equipment Prices

  • Ski: K2, Line, Rossignol, FACTION, Volkl and Roxy
  • Snowboard: Burton, K2, RIDE and TJ Brand

Adult SPORTS PLUS Equipment

The adult SPORTS PLUS range includes a selection of beginner skis and snowboards.

This budget-friendly option includes the Burton ‘Learn to Ride’ series to help you progress quickly on the mountain.

We recommend this range to our beginner guests or those looking to stick to the piste during their holiday.

2023-24 Prices

Niseko Sports - Sports Plus Equipment Prices

  • Ski: K2 and Head
  • Snowboard: Burton, K2 and Burton’s LTR range - Learn to Ride

Child Equipment

There is nothing better than seeing awesome little shredders on the hill!

The children’s range is available for all kids ages 13 and under and features a range of gear designed to help them learn and progress while having fun on the snow.

All children rentals are interchangeable between skis and snowboards at any time

2023-24 Prices

Niseko Sports - Child Equipment Prices

  • Ski: K2 and Head
  • Snowboard: Burton, K2 and Burton’s LTR range - Learn to Ride

Adult & Children Additional Equipment

Jackets, pants and helmets.

Niseko Sports - Additional Equipment Prices

Why Niseko Sports?

  • Pick up equipment in advanceGet fitted for your equipment after 3pm the day before your rental period begins free of charge. 
  • Free Transportation serviceComplimentary pick up from your accommodation (Hirafu or Kabayama only) and drop off at the lifts or back to your accommodation after fitting.
  • Unlimited equipment changeover - Free to swap in your equipment to try different models as many times as you want during your rental period for Adult Premium Equipment Range.
  • Free Overnight Storage Free overnight ski or snowboard storage for all Niseko Sports Rental guests. Skis & Poles or Snowboards only.
  • Free Waxing ServiceDrop into any Niseko Sports store for unlimited free waxing service for any equipment rented with us. 

Book Niseko Sports Ski & Snowboard Hire

We are currently only able to book for guests who have already booked accommodation with Samurai Snow.

If you submit a booking request and have not already booked accommodation with Samurai Snow, we will do our best to respond to your enquiry but this will not always be possible.

Booking Process

Please follow the steps below to book your equipment hire.

1) Click on the red "Book Now" button below and the booking window will open in a new tab in your browser

2) Add all of the equipment hire items that you require to your shopping cart

3) Click on the "Next" button at the bottom right of the page

4) Enter your personal details (all fields with an * are mandatory) and click on the "Proceed to Checkout" button at the bottom of the page

5) On the "Checkout" page, click on the green "Add New Group Member" button and add the names of each person in your group you are booking equipment hire for, one by one

6) Allocate each equipment hire item to each group member by clicking on the "Select Group Member" dropdown list under the Assign Group Members header

7) Click on the red "Send Inquiry" Button at the bottom right

8) We will contact you by email with payment instructions once your booking request is confirmed.

Required Information

You will need to have the following information to hand for each person renting equipment:

  • Rental Start Date 
  • Equipment Type 
  • Number of Days 
  • Renter's Full Name 
  • Renter's Height (cm) & Weight (kg) 
  • Shoe size (cm) 
  • If skier, level of skiing 
  • Pick Up Location - your preferred Niseko Sports store location
  • Agent ref# -  the reservation number provided to you when via email you booked your accommodation with Samurai Snow
  • Date of Birth

Book Now  Terms & Conditions

Payment & Cancellation Terms


  • Full payment via the booking portal is required to complete the booking


  • Cancellation 21 days or more prior to the transfer date incurs no cancellation fee, so a full refund will be issued*
  • Cancellation within 21 days of the ski hire start date will incur a 100% cancellation fee

* Refunds are made in Japanese Yen. The amount that you receive in your home currency may differ from the amount you paid in your home currency due to exchange rate fluctuations.

Room Availability Information / Booking

The light blue bar at the top of the page shows the price and availability status of the accommodation (Available OR Enquire for Availability) for the stay dates listed.

When changing the stay dates, be sure to click the Update button to get the price and availability status of the new dates.

Where a discount is on offer, the pricing shown has the discount already applied.

Checking Availability

If the availability status is “Enquire for Availability” you can check availability by clicking on the “Enquire Now” button and submitting the accommodation enquiry form.

Please ensure you select “I/we would like to Check if this accommodation is available” in the first field of the form.

We will respond to you via email to confirm the availability status within 24-48 hours.


To proceed with booking the accommodation, click on the “Book Now” button and submit the accommodation enquiry form.

Please ensure you select “I/we would like to Book this accommodation” in the first field of the form.

Within 24-48 hours, we will send instructions to you on how to pay the deposit required to secure the booking.

The price of bookings is fixed in Japanese Yen but you can pay in your home currency.