Whiteroom Kiroro


Whiteroom Tours is proud to announce that we are now the official in house guiding partner of Kiroro Resort!!

Come ski or ride at one of the snowiest places on Earth. With an average seasonal snowfall of 20 metres, Kiroro offers up unlimited fresh turns nearly every day. Situated West of Sapporo and overlooking the Sea Of Japan, Kiroro lies in the perfect location to pick up the regular snow storms rolling in from Siberia.

Whiteroom Kiroro offers priority lift access to Kiroro’s famed backcountry.

Our in house guiding team at Whiteroom Kiroro have the knowledge and experience to get the most out of your time in Kiroro. We have spent years finding the best lines to ski whether it’s lift accessed backcountry stashes you want or you wish to get out for a days hiking to earn your turns we will have you covered.

As the official guiding partners of Kiroro Resort, we can guarantee that you will get to the snow quicker and find the best conditions from early morning. From wide open bowls to perfectly spaced beech trees the Kiroro backcountry has plenty to offer. Topping out on Mt Yoichi allows you long steep terrain that is not to be missed. Whilst the lift accessed backcountry lets you get multiple powder laps in a day.

Outside of our base at Kiroro the Whiteroom team will be able to take you on new experiences at the other local snow meccas. Our guides have a strong background at all the Hokkaido resorts including all the local area such as, Niseko, Mowia, Rustusu, Sapporo Kokasai and Teine. This makes Kiroro Resort an ideal venue to base your trip so you can take advantage of all Hokkaido has to offer.

The flexibility in our guided days lets you choose between a private day with you and up to six friends with one guide or if travelling in a smaller group joining up with one of the mixed groups to get some turns in.

Pre-booking is available now through whiteroomtours.com, or from Dec 15th through our Niseko office located next to Half Note Bar in Hirafu or our Whiteroom Kiroro office located in the Mountain Club Lounge in Kiroro Resort.

 

 

KIRORO GUIDED DAY – ¥60,000

To maximise your days turns, join the Whiteroom Guides for laps on the ungroomed inbounds powder zones and lift accessed backcountry. With plenty to offer right from the top lift station our guides can lead you through the access gates into some perfect untouched powder. No hiking required but soft snow and quick access using the Kiroro lift system.

 

KIRORO BACKCOUNTRY TOURING DAYS – ¥60,000

Focusing on two main zones our guides will be able to get you out beyond the resort boundary to escape the crowds. Working with a pace that you want your guide will raise your expectations of what backcountry touring is. With Mt Yoichi on our door step we can move into the Alpine for longer vertical to valley floor runs. Or get in some fantastic bowl skiing looking down on the Sea Of Japan in the Nagamine backcountry.

 

GUIDED DAY TRIP FROM NISEKO to KIRORO – ¥65,000

Jump into one of our comfy 4WD vans for a day trip to Kiroro to enjoy the snowiest resort in Hokkaido, priority lifts and special access to Kiroro’s backcountry.

 

GUIDED DAY TRIP FROM KIRORO to NISEKO, MOIWA, RUSUTSU, KOKUSAI & TEINE – ¥65,000

Jump into one of our comfy 4WD vans for a day trip to some of the best powder filled resorts in Hokkaido. A great day trip from Kiroro when you are after something different. 

 


NOTE:

  • Flat rate – maximum of 6 clients per guide.
  • Group of 7 permitted with tail guide – ¥25,000 extra.
  • 8 people and above 2 guides needed

 

MIXED GROUP GUIDING – ¥15,000

Designed for those travelling solo or who are more advanced than their travelling companions and want to experience Kiroro’s awesome powder.

Join our guides for a day of lift accessed backcountry skiing or snowboarding.

Minimum 4 or Maximum of 6 people per day (reservations up to 17:00 the previous day).

 

Snow Cat Touring Guided Days

Perfect for high-intermediate and advanced skiers and riders chasing untracked powder.

Our snowcat will take you to 650m via a scenic forest road, from there ski tour or snowshoe between 300m and 800m up the ridgeline to access perfect untouched deep powder snow.

With well spaced trees and terrain suitable for high intermediate powder riders, the Cat and Hike program offers a unique opportunity to experience the backcountry in a safe and controlled environment. More experienced skiers and snowboarders will enjoy the steeper pitches, natural terrain features and bottomless powder.

¥25,000 per person.

  • Maximum of 8 people per day, Min 4 people (reservations up to 17:00 the previous day).
  • 1 guide per 4 people
  • From Wednesday 23rd December 2016 until Spring (condition dependant).

Guided days include:

  • Your own qualified guide
  • First lifts and priority lift access
  • Accommodation pick-up/drop-off (7:30-8am / 4-6pm) and transportation to the resort of choice
  • Flat rate – maximum of 6 clients per guide.
  • Group of 7 permitted with tail guided – ¥25,000.
  • 8 people and above 2 guides needed

Guided days do not include:

  • Avalanche Safety Gear (beacon, shovel, probe and backpack) – ¥2000 per person per day*
  • Lift passes
  • Ski/SB equipment
  • Assurances on the days weather

NOTE: If you booked a certain ski resort and the lifts are shut that day we will offer up another resort. If all available resort options are closed we will try to reschedule another day (if available), or offer you a full refund


 

ABILITY
All our guiding products require that you should be able to ski the whole mountain and get down all runs confidently at a reasonable speed and have high-intermediate ability in powder. You will get the most out of these products if you have a good level of fitness. Groups are split up into ski/board/ability levels and some groups we will be doing some hiking (traversing/bootpacking) to get to the goods.

 

 

 

Guide Bookings Confirmation & Payment Cancellation Policy

Please note that Guide bookings are NOT CONFIRMED until a 20% deposit has been paid. Final balance is due 30 days prior to the start of your booking.

You must complete our booking form and Registration/Waiver from before your guided day. Failure to do so will result in the cancelation of your booking.

 

Guide Bookings Cancellation Policy

Your 20% deposit is non-refundable unless we cancel the guided day due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or guide injury.

Whiteroom Guides will refund your full payment less the 20% deposit if notice is given 30 days prior to your booking date commencement.

Whiteroom Guides will refund 50% of your full payment if less than 30 days but more than 7 days notice of cancellation is given.

Whiteroom Guides will provide no refund for cancellations less than 7 days prior or a no show on your booked day.

If Whiteroom Guides has to cancel your guided day due to adverse weather or other unforeseen circumstances you will be offered another date or a 100% refund.

 

Backcountry Safety Equipment Requirements

Backcountry safety equipment is compulsory for all participants on any guided day. All of the necessary equipment (transceiver, shovel, probe and backpack) is available to hire. Please advise us if you need this equipment when booking. You may also bring your own gear to use.

If your Backcountry trip requires Alpine Touring equipment, split boards or snowshoes we will advise & recommend where the equipment can be rented from if you do not already have your own.

 

Pre Purchasing Lift Tickets

For day trips we recommend against purchasing lift tickets in advance, as there are no additional cost savings. Pre-purchasing lift tickets may only serve to limit your flexibility. Due to localized weather patterns, conditions can often be much different at nearby resorts & may influence the final destination decision.

 

Ski / Snowboard Ability Requirements

We recommend that you try to have everyone in the group at a similar ability level.

This is very important as experience shows that no one wants to be in over their head, holding up a group or alternatively waiting for others to make it down the mountain.

However, if you are all happy with a mixed ability group because you are all friends or family members then that is of-course fine with us.

 

Ski / Snowboard Instruction

Many of our Whiteroom Guides are also qualified instructors but the format of our trips is to ensure you ski great lines, great snow and incredible terrain. All our Guides are happy to offer advice and tips to help you improve your skills, but except for our Powder Progression Tour http://www.whiteroomtours.com/guided-tours/niseko-progression-tour/ we do not offer straight ski or snowboard lessons.

If you are interested specifically in instruction to improve your skills we can recommend booking a ski lesson with some exceptional instructional schools in your area.