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BC Lift Access Tour

Enjoy Niseko fully !!
We guide you the backcountry lines by using lift chairs that we’ve cultivated for long time as Niseko locals.

BC LIFT

Easy access to the drop points
Many various routes

Area: Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort, Niseko Annupuri Ski Resort, etc
Start time: AM 8:15
Meet up: POWDER COMPANY GUIDES (located in Niseko Annupuri Ski Resort)
Duration: 3 and half hour, AM8:30 to PM13:00 (Pending on condition)
Gear: Beacon, Shovel, Probe, Proper Backpack and Stock
Guides: Makoto Yamada, Osamu Okada, Hidehiko Kishi, etc
Option: Photo Session, DVD Shooting

Price

One Guest: 20500 Yen
From two guests: 13500 Yen/per person
Private one-on-one tour: +10000 Yen
Private group tour: 15000 Yen/One group
*Please notice these things below
1) Weekends and public holidays +¥1,000/per person
2) 8% consumption tax is not included.
3) Tour guiding with
- Tomoki Takaku +¥2000/per person
- Makoto Yamada +¥1000/per person
- Osamu Okada +¥1000/per person
4) 5 people per guide ratio.
5) Lift pass is not included.
6) Tour cancellation and the final decision of location will be decided on the day pending weather and snow conditions.
7) You can rent BC Gear from our shop. Click here.

Kage Photo Session

BEFORE BOOKING
booking

Time table for BC Lift Access Tour

7:45-8:10 We will pick you up at where you stay at if you don’t have transportation.
8:00~8:20 Meet up at Powder Company Guides.
8:30 Briefing about the tour. Leaving Powder Company Guides to Moiwa or Annupuri Ski Resort.
8:30-13:00 Enjoy powder riding by using lift chairs! Usually 5 to 10 runs.
Around 13:00 Back to our office.
Around 13:30 Photo Session Slide Show at Powder Company Guides (If you inquire the Photo Session)
14:30-16:00 Finish the tour. We take you back to your hotel if you need.
Please notice:
1) The time table is approximate.
2) The Photo Session requirement is complimentary.

We ski down groomers as well. Carving Session !!

Little hiking up

If you are put into these two categories, we strongly recommend you to join BC Lift Access Tour.

1. Joining a backcountry guiding tour before and you don’t remember the powder runs…
2. I really want to ski down “Japow” We assure you that you will experience Niseko fully and one of the best powder memories of the season.

Why do people choose Powder Company Guides?
Our pro riders made this tour
We’ve been pioneer of this industry since 1988
Best hospitality

Why do people choose Powder Company Guides?

1. Our pro riders made this tour
2. We’ve been pioneer of this industry since 1988
3. Best hospitality

BEFORE BOOKING
booking

GUIDE CREW

Makoto Yamada

Born: 1973
Hometown: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Reside: Niseko, Hokkaido

Profile:

After graduating high school, Makoto and Tomoki Takaku spent a winter season in Canada. That was the turning point for him. After that, Mokoto went to Canada, France, Austria, Switzerland and USA backcountry snowboarding. Makoto spent the full-season in Alaska in 1997, 2000, 2002 and 2004. Notably, living in a tent in 2000. Makoto joined the “Powder Company Guides” in 2005 and has been guiding in the Niseko backcountry ever since. Makoto specializes in taking customers to the best area and conditions of the day.

Comment:

I enjoy snowboarding & making people smile!!!

Qualification:

Niseko Winter Guide JAN LEVEL1 Japanese Red Cross Society Emergency Personnel

Media appearanc:

NISEKODOWNCHILL : nisekofilms
Car Danchi 6 D.I.Y : ONE FILMS
Persona : Ebis films
PUBLIC SENTIMENT A SNOWSURF 16mmFILM : GENTEMSTICK
Snowsurf - A Gentem Family Story - : My House Pictures

Sponsor:

GENTEMSTICK, THE NORTH FACE, T-TUNE, HEIWAX, POWDER COMPANY

Osamu "O-M" Okada

Born: 1977. March 21st
Hometown: Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Reside: Niseko

Profile:

It’s been 18 years since O-M moved to Niseko and he has kept “sticking” to the ski slope in the winter season. O-M is a Gentemstick rider and a snowboard ambassador of Patagonia. After moving to Niseko, O-M started to focus on Surfing, and now has combined the style of surfing in snowboarding aka snowsurf, and looks for the best “wave” in ski slopes. There are many fans attracted by O-M’s deep low-stance turn.

Comment:

I will take you to the spot of the day, and guide you down the best lines on the slope.
Snowsufing is so much fun !!
Let’s make the day great !! Snowsurfing is fantastic !!

Qualification:

Niseko Winter Guide
JMGA First-aid

Media appearance:

THE SPRING SESSION 〜modern snowsurf experience〜:GENTEMSTICK
Signatures:Sweetgrass Productions
Solitaire:Sweetgrass Productions
Valhalla : Sweetgrass Production
Snowsurf - A Gentem Family Story - : My House Pictures
icon8/Persona 2 : Ebis films

Sponsor:

GENTEMSTICK, Patagonia, HESTRA, redi, DOVE, T-TUNE, Douce, POWDER COMPANY

Hidehiko Kishi

Birth:1969 July 9th
Hometown: Yokohama, Japan
Reside: Niseko

Profile:

Hidehiko has lived in Niseko since 1993 and been a backcountry guide since 1999. Hidehiko officially joined Powder Company Guides in 2009. His guiding keeps the guests feeling safe and works on improving his client's skills. Hidehiko is highly trusted by guests and guide crew. Hidehiko is a rafting guide in the summer and wants to share the joy of Niseko all year around.

Comment:

I welcome all new-comers!! It's fun to learn about nature. I'd like to help you to learn little by little.

Qualification:

Niseko Winter Guide
Japanese Red Cross Society Emergency Personnel

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