Niseko 343 located in the Central Hirafu Village is a popular go-to for skilled guiding on sidecountry and backcountry skiing tours. These guides know their stuff with great local experience of the mountains taking you to off-trail classified ski sites. Niseko 343 Mountain Coordinate (343 MC) offers a wide range of programs from back country skiing to basic lift-accessible powder tours. Your program will be created by judging your ski skills and slopes will be chosen by daily basis snow conditions. As a ski equipment retailer and rental shop they can give you great advice on your equipment needs. Avalanche equipment and accessories can be rented – 3,000 yen for the public (non-tour customers) and 1,500 yen for those joining a tour. Guided Mountain Coordinate Tours will take you to areas where lift-access is available for almost all of them (you might have to climb up the hill for about five minutes). The tour fee costs 18,000 yen for up to two with extra fee of 4,000 yen per extra person. It’s held between 8:30 and 12:00. Guided Sidecountry Tours are held at Niseko Annupuri Ski Field within lift-accessible areas. It is held at anytime and costs 18,000 yen per person. Guided Backcountry Tours are held in Iwaonupuri, Chisenupuri, Venus’s Hill, Mt Yotei and surrounding area (the venue is based on clients’ request) with assessment of your skiing skills. The tour is held anytime with a cost of 18,000 yen per person. Shop Tours are organized occasionally. Details can be found on their website or Facebook page. Payments can be made either cash or major credit cards (MasterCard, JCB, Visa, Diners Club and American Express). For more information and your request on your tour, please make an inquiry. Their office is about three minutes walk from the Hirafu Main Intersection.
170 Yamada, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido