We are proud to offer a dedicated backcountry section at both Rhythm Base and Rhythm Hakuba, offering a large selection of the latest backcountry equipment.
If you intend to access the backcountry terrain in the Niseko or Hakuba region then you are going to need the right backcountry 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 with skins or snow shoes for the boarders. We always recommend using a local guide, such as Evergreen in Hakuba, or Black Diamond Tours in Niseko, to ensure your safety and also that you get to ride the best areas.
We stock the latest and greatest in backcountry gear and accessories, from well known brands, our images are just a sample of backcountry gear we sell in our stores, availability isn’t guaranteed so make sure you chat to our staff about what’s currently available. Remember, we also stock a full range of backcountry gear to rent.
Splitboard Brand: Jones
Kona Honzo AL (Hardtail MTB)
The Honzo is the original low-slung, trail-ready hardtail. Its progressive geometry has been updated over the years, but its fun-loving attitude hasn’t changed one bit. It’s the 29er that doesn’t feel like a 29er, the dependable friend that’s always ready to party – and maybe to get into trouble with you once in a while. With a 120mm RockShox Recon fork, RaceFace Aeffect crank, wide range Shimano Deore 1x drivetrain, and Maxxis Ardent tires, the Honzo AL is ready to get the party started.