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Price p/p From price based on twin/triple-share 2024-25 season.
Price per person for a group of 5 with 1 guide for 9 day package. Base/invoice currency is in JPY inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,874

8 Nights | 7 Guided Days

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p From price based on twin/triple-share 2024-25 season.
Price per person for a group of 5 with 1 guide for 9 day package. Base/invoice currency is in JPY inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,874
Enter the powder room! Visit some of Hokkaido's most remote locations and best backcountry zones. This trip has a backcountry touring focus on the iconic peaks such as Mt Yotei, Asahidake, Tokachidake & Kurodake.
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Custom Booking Period: Dec 15 - Mar 31, 2025
Min Days: From 7
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High Earnings

On the High Earnings Tour the aim is to go high by earning your turns in the backcountry. The tour will head to the Daisetsuzan region and other remote locations across Hokkaido Japan. The High Earnings Tour is a fully customisable tour for PRIVATE GROUPS. 

Join Rising Sun Guides for an epic backcountry ski / split board adventure to untracked lines across the island of Hokkaido. Over the course of this trip, you'll move locations regularly and stay in some of Hokkaido's less travelled areas. Weather permitting, the aim is to head into the backcountry and put skins on for at least some portion of all days, but you'll still be positioned within reach of ski resorts in case conditions aren't well suited to ski touring/split boarding or the group is keen from some lift accessed skiing. In general though, accommodation locations have been selected for their proximity to awesome backcountry touring zones… and for being off the beaten track.

The itinerary is just a sample to provide a concept and price, but there are a lot of different ways to ski Hokkaido and this trip can be longer or shorter, visit more/less areas, take a different route etc. Just let RSGs know about your group, skiing interests, how much time you have and they'll put together a custom itinerary that fits your requirements. 

Ability & Equipment

This tour is for skiers / snowboarders who are advanced to expert. You should have experience in skiing powder and riding steep, technical runs and tight trees, and backcountry touring.

Avalanche safety kit and ski touring or splitboarding equipment is required for all multi-day trips. Equipment rentals are available - let us know if you have any questions.

Ski the deepest powder of your life...

...visit & stay in beautiful locations...

...and indulge in the great food

Sample Itinerary

This itinerary is reasonably flexible because this tour is all about chasing the powder.

This tour starts and ends at Chitose International Airport (CTS).

  • Day 1: Arrive and transfer to Niseko area.
  • Day 2: Niseko region guided skiing including several backcountry touring options including Mount Yotei, Shiribetsudake and more.
  • Day 3: Niseko region guided skiing with several resort and backcountry touring options including Mount Yotei, Shiribetsudake and more.
  • Day 4: Niseko region guided skiing and transfer to Kurodake.
  • Day 5: Kurodake region guided skiing.
  • Day 6: Kurodake region guided skiing and evening transfer to Tokachidake.
  • Day 7: Tokachidake guided skiing. Inclement weather alternatives include Furano, Kamui & Tomamu.
  • Day 8: Tokachidake guided and transfer to Chitose
  • Day 9: Airport transfer and home. 

And then it's back to the grind to save up enough pennies for your next ski or snowboard adventure, wherever that may be.

Oh and don't forget to write a review about this tour on Powderhounds.com

Niseko Hirafu village...

...and vibrant Sapporo

2024-25 Rates & Inclusions


From Price: ¥449,000 based on group of 5 for 9 day package
  • From price is per person, based on double or triple occupancy, and a group of 5 with 1 guide or a group of 10 with 2 guides
  • Payments are in Japanese Yen
  • Price includes 10% consumption tax
  • Enquire for a quote for different number of days, group size or itinerary change
  • Please make an inquiry for additional details or a quote for a different group size or other customisation 
  • 8 nights twin/triple share accommodation with breakfast
  • 5 days lift tickets (lift tickets not required at Tokachidake)
  • 7 guided ski days
  • Arrival airport transfer & all transfers on guided ski days
  • 2 dinners
  • Onsens at some accommodations
  • Single room upgrades available upon request
  • Departure airport transfer not included but can be arranged
  • Avalanche safety kit & backcountry touring gear - rentals available
  • Flights - flight options here
  • Travel insurance - insurance options here
Not Included
  • Lunch, dinner, drinks & shopping
  • Visits to onsens other than those at the hotels. Entry fees for these onsen are not included

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.