RENTALS, RETAIL &
Buying equipment for a week or two's use per year for ever-growing children burns hole in your pocket pretty fast. Renting is the ideal option for the kids, newcomers, demo-curious, or those wanting to travel light.
Many travel packages or schools will offer rental through a particular store - and some are conveniently inhouse, however if you're booking for yourself, here are some options.
Hirafu: Niseko Base Sports NBS Rentals, Rhythm Japan, Larry Adler, Grand, Hirafu Rentals
Annupuri: Rental available inside The Nook, Annupuri Center House
Hanazono Niseko Sports (incl. delivery Zaka, Hirafu)
Niseko Village: Niseko Village Equipment Hire (2 locations)
Kutchan: Good Sports (delivery), NOASC Rentals
Moiwa: Winter First
In these rental stores you will find high quality Skis/ Boards, Boots, & poles combos, Helmets (advisable),
Helmets, Goggles, Ski Jackets & Ski Pants are also available.
TIP: book early for peak season rentals - you don't want to catch yourself without the right gear!
For TIPS on what to bring or should you be purchasing some items such as innerwear and outerwear, gloves, goggles etc in your home town or in Tokyo, there are some gems mentioned on our TRIP ESSENTIALS & PLANNER.
The Niseko All Mountain Pass is the way to go as it provides access to all 4 zones, Hirafu, Annupuri, Niseko Village & Hanazono. KIDS 0-6 Ski Free for those is Ski school passes usually inclusive. Night Skiing is not inclusive. They may be purchased online or various counters
TIP: lift passes may be included in most holiday packages. Don't forget to get your 1000 JPY deposit refund.
Season passes and other long-term passes can be purchased at the information desk at Grand Hirafu Mountain Center 1F or .Base information desk.