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Niseko / Hokkaido

Hakuba / Honshu

NSW Snowy Mountains

Backcountry Rentals


Backcountry riding in Niseko and Hakuba is incredible - it's some of the snowiest terrain in the world. If you intend to access the backcountry in the Niseko or Hakuba region then you're going to need the right gear. Niseko and Hakuba offer some of the best backcountry skiing in the world, from wide open bowls to perfectly spaced trees, the area has been blessed with perfect deep powder terrain. The resorts have easy to access “side country” areas so when the inbound fresh is all used up, it’s easy to find endless fresh turns accessed by touring skis and splitboards with skins or snow shoes for the hikers.

We offer a large range of backcountry gear that includes touring skis, splitboards, bindings, skins, and accessories such as avalanche transceivers, shovels and probes. We have carefully selected a range of touring skis from well known brands, such as Armada, DPS, Volkl and K2. All touring skis come with skins and either Marker Duke, Marker Baron, Marker F12, Marker F10, Tyrolia Adrenaline, or Marker Kingpins bindings. Note: Backcountry rental is only available in our Niseko Rhythm Summit Shop. 

  • Touring Skis & Splitboard
  • ¥7,700
    per (Starting Price)
  • Boots
  • ¥3,500
    per (Starting Price)
  • Equipment
  • ¥5,500
    per (Starting Price)

Summit FAQs

Pre-booking of equipment is possible but must be booked two days in advance. For bookings please download the booking form and send it to summit@rhythmjapan.com

Although we try our best to match any requests for specific equipment, we cannot guarantee it. The equipment may be rented out by somebody else or it may have been damaged by a previous renter and therefore unable for selection.

Conditions can also change frequently so our staff will always be on hand to select the most suitable equipment for the customer’s needs.

As a premium package customer you can hold on to your existing equipment and take advantage of our special offer, which allows you to hire touring equipment for a discounted price, starting at ¥5000 for one day.

Rhythm Summit specialises in touring equipment so for non-touring equipment we would recommend renting from the main store as they have a much larger selection of skis from groomer skis all the way through to powder specific skis.

We do not stock or have the ability to refill any canisters from avalanche airbags. We rent and sell the Pieps Jet force bags which are at the cutting edge of avalanche safety and use the latest technology, a lithium battery and fan system therefore fully rechargeable and allowed on aircraft. This system also allows for multiple deployments on one charge making it a much more practical option than the canister system.

We have a slightly different disclaimer than the main shop. For pre-bookings of more than 5 days we do allow guides to pick up gear on your behalf. We require payment in advance as well as credit card details and signed disclaimers. The bindings will not be set so will need to be done by yourself or the guide.

We do always recommend coming into store to get safely set up and chat to the staff about the most suitable equipment for your needs so having a guide pick it up on your behalf should be the last resort.

Dedicated Backcountry Selection

Ski & Snowboard Range

We stock the latest and greatest in backcountry gear and accessories, from well known brands including; Marker, Tyrolia, Black Diamond, BCA, Pieps, Dakine and G3.

Huge range of the newest models and top BC skis from brands such as Volkl, DPS, K2, Armada and more

The best range of touring equipment with lightweight construction suitable for seeking out untracked lines

Conditions on the mountain can change quickly! Swap skis & boards as many times as you like!

Pre-book your equipment and store your board with us overnight to avoid dragging it to your accommodation.


Please note: Not all models are available in every size and we are unable to accommodate all equipment requests. Please speak with our staff about what's currently available. We always recommend using a local guide to ensure safety and to find the best areas. We recommend Evergreen in Hakuba, or Rising Sun Guide, Niseko Photography & Guiding, Whiteroom Tours, Black Diamond Tours and Hokkaido Ski Club in Niseko.


Boots Range

We stock a wide variety of ski and snowboard boots and models to suit feet of any size or shape. If you have your own ski boots, you can use them for backcountry riding.

Our boot range includes top of the line Salomon, K2, Burton, and Dalbello boots

New boots are added to our fleet each year and no boots are more than two years old.

Our customers are welcome to come back & try different boots until they find the best fit.

Please note that availability isn't guaranteed so make sure you chat to our staff about what's currently available


Backcountry Equipment

We have a full range of touring equipment for rental only available in our Niseko store, including accessories such as AVI packs, transceivers, probes, shovels, poles, skins and snowshoes. Note: Backcountry rental is only available in our Niseko Rhythm Summit Shop. 

  • Shovels
  • ¥1,500
    per (Starting Price)
  • Probes
  • ¥1,500
    per (Starting Price)
  • Air Bags
  • ¥7,500
    per (Starting Price)
  • Beacons
  • ¥2,000
    per (Starting Price)
  • Snowshoes
  • ¥2,000
    per (Starting Price)
  • Avi Packs
  • ¥5,000
    per (Starting Price)


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