Backcountry Day Tour Comparison Chart

Yotei on a bluebird day

Have you decided which backcountry day tour you would like to join? Use this chart below to see which one suits you the most!

From a guided backcountry day tour with Black Diamond Tours you can choose just how much hiking or chairlift access skiing and snowboarding you want. Our tours range from lift assisted day trips that require minimal hiking into the slackcountry of Ski resorts around Niseko, to backcountry ski tours for intermediate and advanced skiers using skins, snowshoes or splitboards.

While sometimes we don’t use any mechanized support, many of our products do use at least a ski lift to reduce hiking times/effort. There will likely be some degree of hiking or poling involved every day whether it is to get back to the lifts, or away from them at the top, to access the best snow. Everyone must be in good physical condition, and prepared, for a day in the mountains.

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Lift Assisted Backcountry (PRIVATE)
Lift Assisted Backcountry (GROUP)

Advanced Backcountry (PRIVATE)


Advanced Backcountry (GROUP)


Intro to Touring (PRIVATE ONLY)


Yotei Summit Tour (GROUP ONLY)

Cost¥75,000 + lift tickets/ group¥19,500 + lift tickets/ person¥75,000/ group¥19,500 per person¥75,000/ group¥19,500 per person
When can you book?
Anytime!One week prior to your preffered tour dateAnytime!One week prior to your preffered tour dateAnytime!One week prior to your preffered tour date
Ski options for the dayAnnupuri, Rusutsu, Kiroro, KokusaiAnnupuri, Rusutsu, Kiroro, KokusaiYotei, Shiribetsu, Nitonupuri, ChisenupuriYotei, Shiribetsu, Nitonupuri, ChisenupuriNitonupuri, Iwaonupuri, Chisenupuri, Nimi OnsenYotei
Minimum Group Size131315
Maximum Group Size5 (additional guests will cost 17,900yen + lift tickets)105 (additional guests will cost 17,900yen + lift tickets)105 (additional guests will cost 17,900yen + lift tickets)10
Minimum Downhill Skill LevelCapable of skiing variable terrain and conditionsCapable of skiing variable terrain and conditionsCapable of skiing variable terrain and conditionsCapable of skiing variable terrain and conditionsCapable of skiing variable terrain and conditionsCONFIDENT skiing variable terrain and conditions
Minimum Uphill Skill LevelBeginnerIntermediateIntermediate to expertIntermediate to expertBeginnerAdvanced to Expert
Amount of HikingDepending on the snow conditions, we may hike up to get better powderDepending on the snow conditions, we may hike up to get better powderAll uphill travel is on footAll uphill travel is on footAll uphill travel is on footAll uphill travel is on foot