Niseko Winter Activities

Niseko Winter Activities (0)

NOASC Niseko runs our winter activities/tours from early December until late April. Our most popular activity is our ski, snowboard, and telemark lessons in Niseko.

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Niseko Ski Area Guiding

Our guides and instructors have been running tours and showing clients around Niseko's ski resorts, a since 1993, we know the area! NOASC's experienced and knowledgeable guides will show you what Niseko's 4 main ski resorts of Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village, Niseko Hanazono, and Niseko Annupuri have to offer you. Don't waste your valuable holiday time searching for those areas you have heard about.

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  • Price 15,500yen (extra person plus 4,500yen)
  • Meeting Time AM:8:30-12:00, or PM:13:00-16:30pm
  • Duration approx 2.5 hours
  • Min. Age 13 years and above
  • Min. Persons 1
  • Season Dec through to late April
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Group Backcountry Tour (Niseko area)

It is that easy - join a group, hike up, take in the brilliant view and then experience some wide open turns on your way back down the mountain. The Niseko area is famous for a good reason - beautiful mountains everywhere, waiting for you to ride it down! Our experienced guides will help you to choose which area will be the best for you. Annupuri, Iwanopuri, Chisenupuri, Nitonupuri, Shiribetsudake, Moiwa and more! We run the backcountry tours (Niseko Backcountry Powder) since 1993, we know the area!

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Take a Backcountry Tour with the professionals!

Our staff are professional guides, guiding our clients on tours all year round, across the Island of Hokkaido, and overseas. NOASC staff include instructors, assessors, course facilitators, in various summer and winter outdoor adventure sports, within Japan, and overseas. Customer service, safety and your satisfaction is our priority!

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  • Professional Our guides are professional trained and qualified staff.
  • Multi-lingual Our local guides are multi-lingual speaking Japanese, English, and other.
  • Friendly Our staff will look after you from the time you are picked up, until you are returned to your accommodation.
  • Knowledgeable We have been operating tours since 1993 and know the area like the back of our hand.
  • Experienced Our guides guide tours year round, Hokkaido wide, small to large groups.
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Niseko First Step Backcountry Tour

An ideal tour for the first timer backcountry skier/snowboarder. When coming to Niseko for  the first time, one is always amazed about the amount of snow. This is your chance to learn about why Niseko is fast becoming on of the most popular powder skiing/snowboarding destinations in the world today.

Our experienced guides will show you the way, and what all the hipe is all about! They will introduce you to the necessary equipment and it's correct use, on the tour.



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Group Backcountry Tours

There are places which you have to see. From a wavy landscape of Chisenupuri and Nitonupuri, open faces of Annupuri, perfect tree riding in Kiroro to steep slopes on Shiribetsudake. So much to explore! Hike up and take the brilliant views before you start your fabulous powder downhill run. Our experienced guides will pick the best runs on the day for you - talk to our friendly staff about your preferences.

Let NOASC's qualified and experienced guides pass on their knowledge of the area and passion for touring. They will introduce you the thrills and gems of the backcountry areas closed to you. Backcountry equipment (beacon, shovel, probe, snowshoes, poles and backpacks) is not included in the price, but can be rented in NOASC. If you haven't done any backcountry yet, try our First Step BC Tour!

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Niseko First Step Private Backcountry Tour

An ideal tour for the first timer backcountry skier/snowboarder wanting an extra VIP service. A private tour allows one to experience the best of what Niseko has to offer, with one-to-one guiding and backcountry instruction. This is your chance to learn about why Niseko is fast becoming on of the most popular powder skiing/snowboarding destinations in the world today.

Our experienced guides will show you the way, and what all the hype is all about! They will introduce you to the necessary equipment and it's correct use, on the tour.

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Private Backcountry Tour (Niseko area)

This tour is tailored to your needs and ability. With your guide you can explore the Niseko and its great mountains at your own pace. Hike up, take in the brilliant view and then experience some wide open turns on your way back down the mountain. The Niseko area is famous for a good reason - beautiful mountains everywhere, waiting for you to ride it down! Our experienced guides will help you to choose which area will be the best for you - yes, it is that easy! Annupuri, Iwanopuri, Chisenupuri, Nitonupuri, Moiwa and more! We run the backcountry tours since 1993, we know the area! 

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  • Price 61,000 yen up top 3 people (every extra person + 5,000yen)
  • Meeting Time 8:15am (Enquire about Pick-up time)
  • Duration approx 5 hours
  • Min. Age 13 years and above
  • Min. Persons 1
  • Season December through to late April
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Niseko Group Lift Access Backcountry Tour (Half-day)

From the top lift station of the resort head out into the Niseko Backcountry. Sometimes, you will need a moderate hike up to access that great terrain. After a short break, take in the brillant view and then experience some wide open turns back down into the valley. Optional courses can include Moiwa Ski resorts, and hiking up adjacent Mt Nitonupuri, or Mt. Iwaonupuri, or just spend your day ski /snowboarding off the main mountain of Mt. Annupuri.

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Niseko Private Half-Day Lift Access Backcountry Tour

From the top lift station of the resort head out into the Niseko Backcountry. Sometimes, you will need a moderate hike up to access that great terrain. After a short break, take in the brillant view and then experience some wide open turns back down into the valley. Optional courses can include Moiwa Ski resort and hiking up adjacent Mt. Nitonupuri, or Mt. Iwaonupuri. Or just spend your day skiing /snowboarding off the main mountain of Mt. Annupuri. Your private tour allows your guide to teach you more about backcountry touring.

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  • Price up to 3 people 35,000 yen. (Extra person +3,000 yen)
  • Meeting Time 8:15 AM or as agreed
  • Duration 8:30 - 12:00 (approx 3 hours)
  • Min. Age 13 years and above
  • Min. Persons 1
  • Season Dec through to late April
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Private Full-Day Lift Access Backcountry Tour

As with a half-day tour access the backcountry by using the ski lifts. On a full-day tour a range of courses may be used based on the weather on the day. Chisenupuri or Moiwa Ski resorts, and/or second run after hiking up adjacent Mt Nitonupuri or Mt. Iwaonupuri. Or just spend your day skiing /snowboarding off the main mountain of Niseko Annupuri. Full day LABC also possible in Moiwa Resort area or Kiroro Resort area. Your private tour allows more time to learn about backcountry safe travel and usage of BC gear.

Let NOASC's qualified and experienced guides pass on their knowledge of the area and share the passion for backcountry touring! Depending on the course on the day, an add-on "onsen" hot spring bath can be included at the end of the tour. Don't forget your towel.  Enquire at NOASC about the Onsen add-on option. Lift tickets and backcountry equipment rental is not included in the price.

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  • Price 52,000 yen up to 3 people (Extra person +5,000 yen)
  • Meeting Time 8:15 AM or as agreed
  • Duration 8:30 - 16:00 (approx 5-6 hours)
  • Min. Age 13 years and above
  • Min. Persons 1
  • Season Dec through to late April
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Full-Day Group Lift Access Backcountry Tour

As with a half-day tour access the backcountry by using the ski lifts. On a full-day tour a range of courses may be used based on the weather on the day. Chisenupuri or Moiwa Ski resorts, and/or second run after hiking up adjacent Mt. Nitonupuri or Mt. Iwaonupuri. Or just spend your day skiing /snowboarding off the main mountain of Niseko Annupuri. Full day LABC also possible in Moiwa Resort area or Kiroro Resort area.

Let NOASC's qualified and experienced guides pass on their knowledge of the area and share the passion for backcountry touring! Depending on the course on the day, an add-on "onsen" hot spring bath can be included at the end of the tour. Don't forget your towel.  Enquire at NOASC about the Onsen add-on option. Lift tickets and backcountry equipment rental is not included in the price.

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Niseko Winter Rafting

There is more to do in Niseko except of skiing and snowboarding! We are offering you one of these options now - lets try some white water rafting! Enjoy first thrilling entry slide, splashing water, snowball fight, lot of laughter and winter landscape from a totally different angle. Take some friend with you and let our raft guides to show you the beauties of Shiribetsu River. You do not have to worry about the cold temperatures - dry suites will protect you and even on snowy day you will feel warm and comfortable. No matter if this is you first time rafting or whether you experienced some white water before, winter rafting is a fun activity for anybody! The winter rafting tour is about 1,5 hour long, some extra time is required for transport. 

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  • Price Adult 9,000yen
  • Meeting Time AM 9:00 - 12:00, PM 13:00 - 16:00
  • Duration 1.5 - 2 hours
  • Min. Age 6 years (talk to NOASC staff about exceptions, child must be accompanied by an Adult)
  • Min. Persons 4
  • Season December to late March
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Mt Yotei Private Backcountry Tour

If you come to Niseko, Mt. Yotei can be seen from most places. Yoteizan or "Ezo Fuji" as it is called attracts climbers and backcountry enthusiasts all year round. Your guide will choose the best way for hiking up and perfect lines for way down. Experience the longest vertical runs available in the Niseko region! Experience the extra VIP service of our PRIVATE tour. 

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  • Price 71,500 yen up to 3 person (+ 1,000 yen/ extra person)
  • Meeting Time Inquire about pick-up time
  • Duration approx 8-9 hours
  • Min. Age 13 years and above
  • Min. Persons 1 (2 people recommended)
  • Season December through to late April
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Niseko Private Winter Rafting

There is more to do in Niseko except of skiing and snowboarding! We are offering you one of these options now - lets try some white water rafting! Enjoy first thrilling entry slide, splashing water, snowball fight, lot of laughter and winter landscape from a totally different angle. Take some friend with you and let our raft guides to show you the beauties of Shiribetsu River. You do not have to worry about the cold temperatures - drysuites will protect you and even on snowy day you will feel warm and comfortable. No matter if this is you first time rafting or whether you experienced some white water before, winter rafting is a fun activity for anybody! The winter rafting tour is about 1,5 hour long, some extra time is required for transport. 

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  • Price 70,000 yen (up to 7 persons)
  • Meeting Time AM 9:00 - 12:00, PM 13:00 - 16:00
  • Duration 1,5 - 2 hours
  • Min. Age 6 years (talk to NOASC staff about exceptions, child must be accompanied by an Adult)
  • Min. Persons 1 person (2 is recommended minimum, child under 13yrs must be accompanied by an Adult)
  • Season December through March
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Mt Yotei Group Backcountry Tour

If you come to Niseko, Mt. Yotei can be seen from most places. It's Mt. Fuji like appearance attracts climbers and backcountry enthusiasts all year round. You shouldn't miss the opportunity to climb this magnificent mountain. With the help from our guide, hike up and then experience the longest vertical runs available in the Niseko region. You can even ski/ ride inside of the crater to make your experience even more unique! 

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Niseko Snowshoeing Tours

Group snowshoeing tours are run daily in the morning and afternoons. Our guides and instructors have been running tours and showing clients around Niseko's winter wonderland, a since 1993, we know the area! NOASC's experienced and knowledgeable guides will show you what Niseko's snowshoeing popularity is all about. Half-day group sightseeing walk through to our full-day private Mt Yotei course. Contact NOASC to find out more.

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  • Price 6,000yen
  • Meeting Time AM:9:00-12:00, or PM:13:00-16:00
  • Duration approx 1.5 hours
  • Min. Age 6 years and above
  • Min. Persons 2
  • Season Dec through to late April
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Niseko Short Snowshoe Tour

Group short snowshoe tours are run daily in the morning and afternoons. This tour is suited to first timers and people wanting just a taste of something different to skiing/snowboarding. This basic tour is an introduction to the sport of snowshoeing. During this brief tour our guide will introduce you to the delights of being able to walk across the snow and explore Niseko's winter wonderland, with ease. Popular with families with an infant. A baby carrier backpack is recommended.

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  • Price 4,000 yen per person
  • Meeting Time AM:8:00-9:00, or PM:16:00-17:00
  • Duration approx 1 hour
  • Min. Age Great for the whole family (for infants a baby carrier backpack is recommended)
  • Min. Persons 4
  • Season December through to late April
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Niseko Half-Moon Lake Snowshoeing Tours

On our private (Order Made) tours NOASC will provide you with a variety of snowshoeing courses to choose from. Our clients can choose thier course, based on the client(s) ability and conditions on the day. This tour comprises a walk around the base of Half Moon "Hangetsu" lake which is frozen duing the main winter season. Our guides and instructors have been running tours and showing clients around Niseko's winter wonderland, a since 1993; we know the area! NOASC's experienced and knowledgeable guides will show you what Niseko's snowshoeing popularity is all about on your own private tour. Contact NOASC to find out more.

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  • Price 22,000yen 1-4 pers.(extra pers. plus 3,000yen)
  • Meeting Time AM:9:00-12:00, or PM:13:00-16:00
  • Duration approx 1.5 hours
  • Min. Age 6 years and above
  • Min. Persons 1
  • Season Dec through to late April