Niseko’s only resort-operated back country guiding company, Hanazono Powder Guides (HPG) is based at and is under the direct management of Niseko Hanazono Resort. Working alongside the ski patrol, lift operators and ski school gives them a unique advantage to provide the best equipped and safety aware guiding services in Niseko.
First Tracks Guarantee The First Tracks service offers all backcountry safety equipment, complementary morning pick up service and getting you on the lifts by 7.30am before the rest of the mountain opens. With a collection of nearby local ski areas all within a hour's drive, and plentiful opportunity to access the untracked powder locally we can put together a customised adventure to really make the most of your time in Japan.
Italy - Dolomite Ski Tours
These fully-guided ski weeks are the ideal ski holiday in the Dolomites – ask anyone who’s been there! Experienced tour leaders show you around the mountains in small groups, with a maximum of eight skiers per guide. From the Fassa valley we can ski 200 lifts and 500 kms of groomed trails through dozens of ski resorts and villages.
From the base village/resort of Campitello di Fassa or Canazei you will visit different areas every day, experiencing the grandeur, variety and romance of the Dolomites (don’t be surprised if you fall in love with the place). Your guides know the best runs and mountain restaurants to ensure you enjoy your week to the fullest. They will take all the stress out of decision making…. which run next, which lift next, where to stop for lunch, how long is it going to take to get back etc. All you will have to do with your experienced team, is enjoy the skiing and scenery.
Dolomites Overnight Ski Safari
The Dolomites Ski Safari offers a unique skiing experience. This majestic tour takes in some of the most spectacular scenery and skiing of the Dolomites… and they know all the secrets. From Campitello you begin skiing towards Cortina and the high-altitude mountain rifugio (lodge) of Lagazuoi (2,752m). From here you head to the Col Gallina and Cinque Torri (Five Towers) ski areas above Cortina. The scenery is mind boggling. At the end of the day you relax over drinks and one of Europe’s best sunsets. The food and wine at the Lagazuoi Rifugio are excellent and help to stamp the experience as a truly memorable overnight stay.
France - Chalet Guided Week
Chalet Rassel Sainte Foy
A fully hosted/guided skiing adventure where you don't have to do anything except relax and enjoy.
Staying in luxury French chalets located just outside the pretty town of Sainte Foy in the Tarentaise Valley France, you will be picked up at the airport and transported to the chalet where your ensuite room awaits you. Each morning you will be served a hearty breakfast, fresh croissants and fresh juices, tea or coffee. On arrival home each afternoon freshly baked cakes will be served before sitting down to a 4 course dinner with unlimited red and white wines.
The weeks fully guided skiing provided by ISTD certified instructors will be a Tarantaise Valley ski safari which will have you visiting a different French ski resort each day!
For more information and prices please contact Natalie's Travel