Rising Sun Guides


Make this years ski trip more than just a holiday with an adventure to Japans world famous backcountry, this trip ensures to experience Japans cuisine, culture and of course unbelievable snow conditions.

"One of the most unique places in the world"

If you are looking for something a little more exciting this year then how about a ski trip to one of the most unique and interesting places in the world? Hokkaido, Japan offers an array of culture, cuisine and of course, some of the worlds best backcountry skiing. With its deep, dry snow, Japan is more than just a ski trip and is the go to destination for those looking for some extreme powder skiing. With a range of backcountry skiing for both small and large groups, the Rising Sun guided trips will give you the holiday of a lifetime, one which you will never forget.

"Many options for various levels and requirements"

Founded in 2005 by Andrew Spragg, Rising Sun Guides has been developed over the last 11 years to become one of Nisekos most respected backcountry tour operators. This professional guiding operation consists of a dedicated team of both local and international ski/snowboard guides there to ensure you get the most out of your trip. With a range of tours and trips available depending on both your requirements and abilities and the option of renting all the necessary avalanche/touring equipment, the only thing you have to worry is being prepared for some serious powder fun. Choose from either backcountry training, lift assisted day trips, multi day packages to mechanised (cat skiing, snow mobiles or snow bikes) trips. Along with trips and tours you can also book onto an avalanche training course, making sure you are fully prepared for the backcountry.

"A range of different hotels and lodgings"

Accommodation is based upon your group size and requirements, however there are a range of different hotels and lodgings available depending on your group size and budget. Accommodation can either be booked through Rising Sun Guides or you can organise it independently.

Three Reasons to choose Rising Sun Guides

  1. Chance to experience some of the worlds best powder and backcountry skiing
  2. Professional guides available to ensure both your safety and enjoyment throughout your trip
  3. Range of tours and training on offer guaranteed to improve both your knowledge and enjoyment of skiing.
  • Asia
  • Northern
  • Japan
Mountain Range
  • None
  • Hokkaido
  • Honshu
Ski Resort
  • Furano
  • Hakuba
  • Niseko
  • Sapporo
  • Heli
  • Snowcat
  • LUEX Choice
  • Freeride
  • Ski Touring
Accomm. Type
  • Lodge/Chalet
Suited For
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Solo Travelers
  • Groups
  • $$ - Medium
Meal Plans
  • Self Catering
  • Half Board
  • Full Board
Room Type
  • Single Bed Room
  • Double Bed Room
  • Twin Bed Room
Amenities & Activities
  • Internet Wifi
Services offered
  • Guiding
  • Ski Rental
  • Snowboard Rental
  • Safety Equipment Rental
  • Airport Transfer
Ability Level
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Pro
Snow Conditions
Dominant Terrain Type
  • Open Terrain
  • Steep Terrain
  • Tree Runs
  • Cliffs
Average Annual Snowfall
  • > 20 meter/year
Snow Pack
  • Transitional
Crowd Factor
  • Medium
Explorer Level
  • Medium
PP/Night from US$ 231