Private Guiding Experiences

After something unique? Grab a group of friends and organise a privately guided trip with Whiteroom.

Privately guided holidays are the best way to ensure that you have the flexibility to customise your experience however you want, with the security of having a qualified guide with you to show you the best spots! Take inspiration from our tried and true guided Japan tours or talk to one of our knowledgable consultants to come up with something completely new.

Listed below are the three main areas in Japan which we can guide. Each gives you a unique cultural experience and a variety of terrain which to explore. You can ski them separately or put them all together for an unforgettable powder road trip!

Knowing where to start is one of the hardest things so we have put together some example packages in those areas for inspiration. Keep in mind that we can provide unforgettable packages to suit most budgets so chat to one of our consultants if you want to dial things up or down.

 


CENTRAL HOKKAIDO AREA

The Powder Belt of Central Hokkaido is one of our favourite areas and the birthplace of Whiteroom. It has everything you want in a Japow holiday – fun resorts and epic backcountry loaded with untracked powder, no crowds and a true cultural experience.

We recommend that you use Furano as a base to explore the area as all the best stuff can be easily accessed from there in under 1.5hrs. Furano has everything you could want in a sleepy Japanese ski town – a great range of accommodation options, bar and restaurants to keep you fed and watered and a cool small-town vibe. If you want to mix it up and stay somewhere else Asahidake or Tokachidake would be our pick. You can get there from Furano easily but it’s pretty amazing staying up in those zones and being the first one on the lift or hiking on the skins track to the goods.

Whatever you do you’ll make the most of this area by choosing one or two bases and having a flexible itinerary.

Call or email us now for more advice on this area…

 


NISEKO, OTARU & SOUTHERN HOKKAIDO AREAS

Niseko is the powder and apreś capital of Japan. One of its blessings is you can be pretty much guaranteed reliable, day after day powder skiing and riding through birch forests, big vertical and some wide-open alpine. Niseko is world-renowned for good reason; it snows. Lots.

It’s a great place to use as a base if you want luxury accommodation with all the apreś ski trimmings. From Niseko, you can explore the 4 interconnected mountains of Niseko United or head to a surrounding resorts such Moiwa, Rusutsu, Kiroro, Kokusai, Teine or backcountry zones like Goshiki Onsen and Yoichi-dake, as well as climbing iconic peaks like Mt Yotei and it’s sister mountain Shirebetsu-daki.

If you want to experience a more traditional Japanese town we highly recommend adding on 2-3 nights in the coastal city of Otaru. Home to some of the best sushi and a short drive to Kiroro, Kokusai, Teine, Asahri, Tengiyama and some secret backcountry zones it’s a great place to wander the historic streets and immerse yourself in the Japanese culture.

Call or email us now for more advice on this area…

 


TOHOKU PRIVATE TOURS

The Tohoku region in northern Honshu is one of the last frontiers of Japan snow tourism. With almost limitless backcountry terrain and very few foreigners, you will be blown away with the untouched lines you will get to enjoy from start to end.

As this area is one of our remote bases your guide stays with you and looks after you both during the day and at night, ensuring you have the best time both on the snow and out on the town. We recommend a road trip style itinerary running from south to north, starting in Morioka and finishing in Hakkoda and bookended by Shinkansen trains from Tokyo.

Morioka is a huge city which we recommend you stay in the centre of to truly experience all that it can offer. From there you can access Getto Kogen, Tazawako, Shzukuishi, Appi Kogen and Hachimantai as well as a few smaller ski areas. If you want to break it up or have a more traditional style of accommodation experience you can stay in Semi Onsen for a few nights. Next stop is Hakkoda and Aomori Ski areas (although there are some other ski areas along the way…shh! Hakkoda has some of the most expansive backcountry terrain in Tohoku as well as the famous snow monsters. However, being a volcanic pimple in a vast flat plain means the weather can smash the mountain and force you to ski elsewhere. For this reason, we recommend you stay in Aomori city or Kuroishi onsen village.

Tohoku is truely for those keen to enjoy a real Japan adventure complete with no crowds, few foreigners, loads of pow, amazing food and unique experiences.

Call or email us now for more advice on this area…

 

The beauty of a privately guided trip is that it is entirely customisable to suit what you want to do the most.

EXAMPLE 10 NIGHT PRIVATELY HOKKAIDO TRIP

A PRIVATE ROAD TRIP THROUGH ALL THAT HOKKAIDO HAS TO OFFER IN THE NISEKO, OTARU AND CENTRAL HOKKAIDO REGIONS!

 

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INCLUSIONS

  • Fully guided on the slopes
    Qualified Whiteroom guide to show you the best of Japanese powder.
    All lift passes included.
  • Resorts and backcountry zones include
    Furano, Asahidake, Kamui, Tomamu, Sahoro, Pippu, Niseko, Rusutsu, Moiwa, Kiroro, Kokusai, Teine, Mt Yotei, Shiribetsu, Tokachidake and others.
  • Daily transport
    Comfortable 4WD transport to/from resorts.
  • 4 nights in Niseko
    Twin/triple share at Full Note, Hirafu.
  • 4 nights in Furano
    Twin/triple share at North Country Inn.
  • 2 nights in Otaru
    Twin/triple share at Grand Park Otaru.
  • Airport transfers
    Resort Liner airport transfers.
  • Daily breakfast

MAX 6 to 1 client to guide ratio

The beauty of a privately guided trip is that it is entirely customisable to suit what you want to do the most.

EXAMPLE 7 NIGHT PRIVATE CENTRAL HOKKAIDO EXPERIENCE

A PRIVATELY GUIDED PACKAGE FOR THOSE CHASING THE DRY POWDER OF CENTRAL HOKKAIDO.

 

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INCLUSIONS

  • Fully guided on the slopes
    Qualified Whiteroom guide to show you the best of Japanese powder.
    All lift passes included.
  • Resorts and backcountry zones include
    Furano, Asahidake, Kamui, Tomamu, Sahoro, Pippu, Tokachidake and others.
  • Daily transport
    Comfortable 4WD transport to/from resorts.
  • 7 nights in Furano
    Twin/triple share at North Country Inn.
  • Airport transfers
    Resort Liner airport transfers.

MAX 6 to 1 client to guide ratio

The beauty of a privately guided trip is that it is entirely customisable to suit what you want to do the most.

EXAMPLE 7 NIGHT NISEKO/OTARU POWDER TRIP

EXPERIENCE NISEKO & OTARU, THE SNOWIEST PLACE IN JAPAN.

 

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INCLUSIONS

  • Fully guided on the slopes
    Qualified Whiteroom guide to show you the best of Japanese powder.
    All lift passes included.
  • Resorts and backcountry zones include
    Niseko, Rusutsu, Moiwa, and Kiroro, Kokusai, Teine, Mt Yotei, Shiribetsu, Tokachidake and others.
  • Daily transport
    Comfortable 4WD transport to/from resorts.
  • 5 nights in Niseko
    Twin/triple share at Full Note Pension.
  • 2 nights in Otaru
    Staying at Grand Park Otaru.
  • Airport transfers
    Resort Liner airport transfers.

MAX 6 to 1 client to guide ratio

The beauty of a privately guided trip is that it is entirely customisable to suit what you want to do the most.

EXAMPLE 8 NIGHT PRIVATELY GUIDED/HOSTED TOHOKU PACKAGE

ENTER AN UNEXPLORED WORLD OF DEEP POWDER, UNTOUCHED TERRAIN AND BEAUTIFUL SCENERY.

 

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INCLUSIONS

  • Fully guided on the slopes
    Qualified Whiteroom guide to show you the best of Japanese powder.
    All lift passes included.
  • Resorts and backcountry zones include
    Hakkoda, Aomori Springs, Geto Kogen, Appi Kogen, Hachimantai Shimokura, Tazawako, and Shizukushi.
  • Hosted off-mountain
    Guide will recommend and take you to great local restaurants.
  • Daily transport
    Comfortable 4WD transport to/from resorts.
  • 5 nights in Morioka
    Twin/triple share at Hotel Grand Annex.
  • 3 nights in Hakkoda
    Twin/triple share.
  • Train station transfers
    Transfers from/to Morioka and Aomori train stations.
  • Daily breakfast

MAX 6 to 1 client to guide ratio

meet-our-guides

Arran was a very pleasant guide, who kept me safe, and took me to good spots in Sahoro and Tomamu.
– Christopher Tong, 2019


They were awesome guides, found us freshies all day, helped my wife get up to speed on pow and give her the confidence she needed. They took care of everything and were a joy to ride with!
– Miles Kahn, 2019


I / we really enjoyed the day with Brooke, she was very patient trying to teach this old dog new tricks in the powder. I would not hesitate to recommend her given the wealth of knowledge & experience she was able to mix with an easy going instruction style. Thanks for a great experience!
– Brad Oldham, 2019


We had a great time with Zach, he was patient, accommodating and responsive to the questions and preferences of each one of my family. He took us to great runs, with beautiful powder and helped us appreciate the variety of options at Furano that lay outside the gates. He is a fantastic asset to your company. We had a great meal after our day at the sushi train with him.
– Shaun Zail, 2019


Awesome, special, one of a kind day.. amazing! We were worried that with no snow for 3 days it would be a bit of a waste taking a guided day but Rachael went out of her way to come up with a plan and contacted us the night before to suggest snow shoes. A new experience for all of us that got us right into the back country and some fresh snow. Then her and Christian the other guide linked up to do a new route out to a van drop so we didn’t have to go back to the resort. I cannot recommend Rachael highly enough, she was so enthusiastic and answered all our annoying questions with a smile all day. When it did snow heavily we went straight back to Rutsutsu to hit some of the spots she had shown us two days prior. Thanks to her and Graeme for all the work in the lead up.
– Joe Fisher, 2019