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Price p/p From price based on twin share option for 1st and last group tour for 2024 season. Min 3 guests required to run tour.
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese yen inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,607

7 Nights | 6 Days Touring With Some Lift Assist

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p From price based on twin share option for 1st and last group tour for 2024 season. Min 3 guests required to run tour.
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese yen inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,607
Backcountry touring with some lift assistance. Based in Niseko, venturing away from the crowds and into the less-visited backcountry areas in the region. Tour includes ski touring/splitboard gear demos.
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Fixed Date(s)
Fixed Date(s): Mar 03 - Mar 10, 2024
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,607
Availability: Almost Full
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Niseko Yuki Yama Tour

The Niseko Yuki Yama Tour is ideal for those who want to use human power to explore the backcountry near some epic ski resorts in the Niseko area, but also get a bit of assistance from the lifts at times.

"Yuki Yama" is Japanese for snowy mountain, so the tour is aptly named for this peak bagging trip! 

The Niseko region is famed for being the snowiest part of Hokkaido, with huge quantities of powder snow and endless backcountry. Touring equipment is a must on this tour, allowing the group the freedom to push further into the backcountry to get the freshest lines available every day. Weston and Moment ski/splitboard backcountry rentals are included in the tour, with skis or splitboard, poles and skins. Just bring your own boots and you'll be covered for the rest.

Although the group will have the freedom to hike, the aim of this tour is to do it the smart way and utilise the lift systems to get easy elevation and a few quick laps before you'll put on the skins and push out along ridge lines to explore what can be found with short hikes.

Based over 7 nights staying a short walk from Hirafu Village at Always Niseko, the group will be chasing the bountiful storms rolling in from Siberia. Each day will be spent touring with or without using the lifts to explore the best of these amazing resorts: Niseko; Rusutsu; Kiroro; Moiwa; or Kokusai. The Niseko Yuki Yama Tours provide the best of both worlds - the vibrancy of the Hirafu village of Niseko along with the ability to get away from the Niseko ski resort to chase powder.

The group will explore some great zones including the Goshiki Onsen area, Yoichi-dake behind Kiroro, as well as climbing iconic peaks like Mt Yotei and its sister mountain Shirebetsu-dake when the weather is favourable.

Ability Level & Fitness

Advanced to expert in powder (touring experience required)

You must be able to ski/board the whole mountain in all conditions confidently at speed and have advanced ability in powder, through trees in steep terrain and in variable conditions. Snowboarders in this level are able to keep speed in flat sections by planning ahead as well as hold a solid traverse line and be able to hop up and manoeuvre in a way as to not slow down the group.

You must have a very good level of fitness and be able to hike for around 1 to 4 hours total per day.

You must have had a decent amount of experience using touring equipment (multiple backcountry touring trips over 1 or more years). The idea of these tours is to use the lifts for their vertical bump, smash the easy pow then use our touring gear to go further and further away from the lifts in search of more fresh lines. On some days we will not use the lifts at all – it’s all up to the group and the conditions.
If this tour isn't quite the right fit, check out the summary of other tours offered by WhiteRoom Tours.


This is just an outline of a potential itinerary, which will be vary depending on weather and conditions.

DAY 1 (arrival and check-in day)

Upon landing at Sapporo’s Chitose Airport you’ll be transferred by Niseko Airport Shuttle to the Hirafu Welcome Centre where you’ll be met by our team and then checked into the hotel. You’ll meet the guide who will run you through the tour, weather and answer any questions you have.

DAY 2 (first snow day)

Today you head to nearby Moiwa resort, with some great back bowls to explore. You'll start the day with a few laps off the lift to get the legs warmed up, then put the skins on and head up into zones that few visit. Once back in town you’ll sit down for welcome dinner and share stories from the day.


When the sun pops out it’s time to go higher – today you'll head for the peak of Mt. Niseko-Annupuri with plenty of options for long runs that either lead back to a resort or wider out into the backcountry. You’ll finish up the day down at Goshiki Onsen and soothe the legs in style.

DAY 4 – 7

To ensure the guide takes you to the location with the best conditions and powder each day, the itinerary will be kept flexible. From the Niseko base you'll have plenty more terrain to choose from and often head further afield to areas including Kiroro and Yoichi-dake, Rusutsu and Shiribetsu-dake, Kokusai, and the iconic Mt Yotei.

Expect to be using the lifts to gain elevation and then, depending on conditions, either smash a few quick laps in the backcountry, or strap on the skins and tour out through the gates along ridges and dropping some seriously fresh stuff. You may also head to some pure backcountry zones away from resorts but not too far from Niseko. The guides are always out scoping new terrain to share with you.

DAY 8 (check-out and departure day)

Time to check out and say good bye to your new friends and transfer to Sapporo’s Chitose Airport for your flight home. If you have a later flight you can even sneak in another ski day.


Always Niseko is a stylish 104 room hotel is designed for the intrepid traveller. All guest rooms have an ensuite bathroom and comfortable twin or king beds.

It's only a 10 minute walk to Hirafu Village or the hotel provides a free guest shuttle into the hub of Niseko.

Always Niseko has an in-house bar and lounge area, and high speed wifi.

Breakfast includes various hot cooked items.

You can see more information on Always Niseko here.

Inclusions & Rates Notes

  • Base rate in Japanese yen
  • 5 people max per tour (5 to 1 client to guide ratio) - 4 person minimum
  • Please enquire for a quote for a private customised tour
  • 7 nights twin share accommodation at Always Niseko
  • Fully guided & hosted, 6 days guiding
  • Lift pass for any resort as required
  • Welcome & farewell dinner party
  • Daily cooked breakfast
  • Weston and Moment Ski/Splitboard Backcountry Demo Rental (skis/board/poles/skins) for the duration of the tour. Must bring own boots
  • Airport transfer to Niseko with Resort Liner
  • Van transport to ski areas/trail heads
  • Single share accommodation
  • Avalanche rental gear (compulsory to have)
  • Add on extra nights/guided days
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