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Rhythm Rides provides expert support on the mountain, including private lessons, guiding, kids programs, and backcountry touring. Our coaches and guides are selected for their skills, experience, and extensive knowledge of Niseko. Simply put, our team is the best in the game. Elevate your Niseko adventure by contacting Rhythm Rides today!

OUR RIDES PROGRAMS

LESSONS

Ski and snowboard lessons for all skill levels. Enjoy lessons in Niseko or a day trip to nearby resorts.

GUIDING

Explore the resort or venture into lift-accessed back country to find the best powder with our trained guides.

TOURING

Venture into the remote backcountry terrain of the Niseko area, only accessible with touring equipment.

Ultimate Family Trip

FUTURES

Seasonal programs and camps for kids aged 6-14 designed to improve riding skills and build friendships.

TRIPS

Convenient packages include lessons & guiding, lift passes, accom, transfers, and Rhythm’s core services.

Resort Information

Niseko Hokkaido

Niseko is a mountainous region located in south-west Hokkaido, Japan’s northern most island. Its closest airport is Chitose, which is 2.5 hours away, and the nearest major city is Sapporo, which is a two-hour drive. Over recent years the area has become hugely popular, mainly because of its huge annual snowfall.

Niseko’s main ski resort is called Niseko United, which is made up of four interlinked, world class ski areas; Grand Hirafu, Annupuri, Hanazono and Niseko Village. The ‘hub’ or main town centre is a quaint but burgeoning village called Hirafu.
Niseko is located in Japan’s northern most island. Its closest airport is Chitose, which is 2.5 hours away and the nearest major city is Sapporo, which is a two-hour drive. There are extensive bus, train and road links to Niseko.

Niseko receives on average 14 meters of snow, most of which comes down as light, dry powder, which is considered ideal for skiing and snowboarding. It has won the “Best Resort in Asia” award at the World Ski Awards four years in a row, but many people would argue that it is also home to the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding in the world. In the summer when the mountaintops surrounding Niseko turn green, it’s time to ditch the skis and grab a bike or a sup! Niseko is just as wondrous in summer as it is in winter! There’s no better way to explore everything Niseko’s green season has to offer than by biking, supping and hiking.

Niseko receives an average of 14 meters of snow, most of which comes down as light, dry powder, which is considered ideal for skiing and snowboarding. Mid-December through March is the snow season, with the best snow in late December, January and February.
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Accomodation

Niseko has such a huge range of accommodation options, it’s sometimes hard to choose. Niseko offers four main types of accommodations; pensions, lodges, apartments, and hotels. Before choosing your accommodation, the first decision you’ll need to make is which resort you think you’ll spend the most time in. The largest accommodation is located in Hirafu, offering options to suit all budgets. To book your Niseko accommodation, you can do this through one of the following fantastic accommodation options, or simply book through one of our recommend travel partners.

Rhythm Trips

Why RIDES?

Safety

Our guides are safety-minded holding up-to-date qualifications and undergoing continuous training and improvement in our local area.

Specialists

Our team have spent years learning & mastering their craft and can customise your lesson to suit your goals. No matter what your goals and interests are, we have specialists who can get you there.

Experience

Our team are selected because of their local experience and their experience in the industry. We know the best spots to take guests and cater to a large variety of goals, giving us the edge to create epic experiences.

Diversity

Our team has been hand selected from over 18 countries around the globe; we can teach in English, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Spanish, Hindi, Slovenian, Dutch and many more.

Reviews from millions of Tripadvisor travelers place Rhythm Rides in the top 10% worldwide!

USEFUL RESOURCES

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Our Team

Our team know how to get the most out of the entire mountain experience. We've been based in Japan accumulating a wealth of local experience for years.

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Terrain Guide

Our Niseko Area Terrain Guide includes an overview of the local resorts and an introduction to the backcountry areas accessible via the resort's gate system.

Snow Safety

Snow safety

Niseko’s main ski resort is called Niseko United, which is made up of four interlinked, world class ski areas; Grand Hirafu, Annupuri, Hanazono and Niseko Village.

Your Ability

Your ability

Our ability chart describes your skiing or snowboarding ability and allows us to better plan an epic experience catered to your goals.

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