Ski & Snowboard Backcountry Tours in Niseko, Hokkaido

Niseko Private Backcountry Ski Guide
Fun experience with excellent powder snow!


Ski & Snowboard Backcountry Tours in Niseko, Hokkaido

For those eager to experience the thrill of skiing in Niseko with its renowned powder snow, our knowledgeable backcountry ski guides are here to make your dream a reality.

We’re experts on the local ski courses and will guide you through the enchanting backcountry world of untouched snow. Your perfect skiing adventure awaits!

  • Private Backcountry Ski Guide
  • Private Backcountry Snowboard Guide
Optional Services
  • Hotel and Inn Transfers
  • Hot Springs Guide
  • Restaurant Guide
  • Hotel, Ryokan, Lodge Reservation Services

Andrew Spragg : Guide

Andrew first visited Hokkaido in 2003 and after a 1 week trip knew that he had to come back. He spent the next dozen years living, working, exploring and guiding guests to the best backcountry powder he could find across the island. Along the way, he met Sapporo local Yui Yamaguchi and together they established Rising Sun Guides.

We are a professional backcountry guiding operation that aims to find our guests the best snow, most unique lines, incredible restaurants, onsens etc while maintaining the highest safety standards. We also view avalanche education as an important part of our role within Hokkaido`s mountain community.

Andrew Spragg

Andrew Spragg


ACMG Ski Guide (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides)
CAA Operations Level 2 (Avalanche Forecaster)
CAA Avalanche Professional
Occupational First Aid Level 3 (80 hour course)

Andrew and 14 other international skiers are waiting for you as the Niseko Backcountry Ski Guide Team.

Niseko Ski Guide Crew

As a ski guide in Niseko for 20 years, I have been working hard to ensure that everyone’s skiing experience is truly exceptional.


Service flow

①First, please inquire through the form.

Please send your inquiries through the form at the bottom of this page. Please provide details such as dates, number of people, skiing levels, or any other relevant information, to the best of your knowledge.

②Confirmation and Follow-up

We will review your information and get back to you with a quotation.

③Guide Schedule Confirmation

After thoroughly discussing your travel details, we will inform you about the guide’s availability, the planned routes, necessary equipment, and other optional services via email. If desired, we can also arrange a Zoom meeting for a voice discussion.

④Service Provision

We will provide solid support to make your memories in Niseko unforgettable!

⑤Post-Service Follow-up

After your return, we will follow up with you. If you have forgotten anything or encountered any issues, we are here to help.


For inquiries regarding tour reservations, please contact us here.>>



Service Offerings (1-3 people)

Private Groups of 1-3: 115,000Yen/day

Private Groups of 4-5: 129,000Yen/day

Private Groups of 6: Add 21,900Yen for 6th guest (Groups of 7 or more require 2 guides)

※Includes: Door to door transport.
Our expertise lies in backcountry skiing and splitboard touring. Our experienced guides will lead you away from the busy areas, allowing you to discover fresh tracks in the untouched Hokkaido powder.

We offer a variety of ski touring destinations every day, and the final location will be chosen based on weather conditions, snow stability, and your preferences.

If you have a specific destination in mind, please inform us when you inquire. Otherwise, we will take you to the area with the best conditions on the day of your trip.

Contact form



    Phone Number*


    Number of Guests in your Group

    Age Range

    Skiers or Snowboarders

    Please indicate your level of interest in backcountry touring (uphill travel) *

    Skill Level (Downhill) *

    Trip of Interest (Please check All That Apply) *

    Accommodation Provider in Niseko (If Booked)

    Arrival Date

    Departure Date

    Requested Trip Start Date

    Do you have Avalanche Safety Gear?

    Do you have Backcountry Touring Gear?

    Inquiry (Additional information)

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