Lift Accessed Backcountry Guiding

Are you ready for an unforgettable backcountry experience in Niseko? Rhythm Rides offers lift-accessed backcountry guiding that will take you to remote backcountry terrain accessible via the resort.

Our 6.5 hour tour is designed for intermediate and above riders. Your expert guide will tailor the day to suit your goals, and their local knowledge guarantees you find the best possible lines for the conditions that day.

We’ll take you to the backcountry zones accessible through Niseko’s famous gate system. The terrain can be reached using the lift infrastructure, with even more zones opening up if you’re happy to do a short hike to the peak of Annupuri.

  • 6.5 hours (incl. 30 mins lunch break)
  • Access BC zones via the Niseko Gate System 
  • Customised to your goals and the level of your riding!
  • Suitable for those with no prior experience in the backcountry.
  • Includes avalanche safety equipment (backpack, beacon, shovel, probe) for each guest.
  • Upgrade with our Explorer Upgrade and experience the gate systems in neighbouring resorts.

Please review our terms and conditions & FAQ for full information before booking.

  • There is no guarantee that gates will open each day as this is heavily dependent on the weather and conditions. If the gate system is partially open, the tour will still run & your guide will access the best snow & terrain available.
  • It is not possible to rearrange the tour due to lack of ‘powder’ – if the lifts are operating, and the gate system is open the tour will run.
  • Guiding & touring end date is subject to spring snow conditions.
  • Suitable for those level five and above.
Explorer Upgrade + 25,000JPY
Upgrade your Resort Guiding or Lift-accessed Backcountry tour for the opportunity to explore Niseko’s neighbouring resorts! You could visit Rusutsu, Moiwa or Kiroro and your day would include:

Your tour will now include:
- 6 hours on mountain, plus a 30 minute lunch break
- Private transport, with pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation
- 2 hours travel time to account for the distance to other resorts




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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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