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Niseko Ski/Board Rental

Fresh Powder Niseko's excellent location near the Hirafu Gondola means that you are not only first on the slopes, but you have an excellent selection of rental gear at your fingertips. Literally just across the street is Rhythm Snowsports Japan's original rental shop, providing an excellent selection of well-maintained gear as well as cheerful and knowledgeable English-speaking staff. With 6 seasons in Niseko, Rhythm offers local knowledge and gear tuned and maintained to Niseko's unique conditions. Advance bookings can be paid in Australian Dollar rates. Also in town is the Demo Rental, who use only Japanese-sourced gear, located on the main strip Hirafu Street. Please browse below for more details.

Rhythm Snowsports offers everything from the new powder-specific reverse side cut, reverse camber, K2 Hell Bents to the classic all round Recon and everything in between. On the snowboard side they offer a MASSIVE range of boards, bindings, and boots. Such a wide selection means that visitors will have the best chance of finding the perfect ski or snowboard for every snow condition. You can even browse through the available gear on the Rhythm Snowsports Japan website, and pre-book gear to secure availability. Flexible upgrading / swapping policy and wax service means that you will always have the best gear for the current conditions, whether you’re doing some serious carving or diving deep into the back bowls. Advance online bookings can be paid in Australian Dollars, allowing you to save on the exchange rates if you book early.

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Rental Gear 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days
Demo Skis or Board (own boots) ¥5,500 ¥9,000 ¥13,000 ¥17,000 ¥20,000 ¥23,500 ¥27,500
Demo Skis or Board with boots ¥5,500 ¥10,000 ¥14,500 ¥18,000 ¥22,000 ¥26,000 ¥28,000
Touring Skis & Skins ¥8,000 ¥11,000 ¥16,000 ¥20,000 ¥24,000 ¥28,500 ¥30,500
Regular Skis or Board (own boots) ¥5,000 ¥7,000 ¥9,500 ¥11,500 ¥14,500 ¥17,000 ¥19,000
Regular Skis or Board with boots ¥5,500 ¥7,500 ¥10,500 ¥13,500 ¥16,000 ¥19,000 ¥20,500
Kids Regular Skis or Board (own boots) ¥3,000 ¥5,500 ¥7,000 ¥9,500 ¥10,500 ¥11,500 ¥13,000
Kids Regular Skis or Board with boots ¥3,500 ¥6,000 ¥8,500 ¥10,000 ¥11,000 ¥13,500 ¥14,500
Adult Jacket or Pants ¥1,600 ¥2,200 ¥2,800 ¥3,300 ¥3,700 ¥4,000 ¥4,300
Helmet ¥1,100 ¥1,500 ¥2,200 ¥2,400 ¥2,700 ¥2,900 ¥3,100
Wrist Guards ¥500 ¥600 ¥900 ¥1,100 ¥1,300 ¥1,500 ¥1,800
Snow Shoes ¥500 ¥1,000 ¥1,500 ¥2,000 ¥2,500 ¥3,000 ¥3,500

Demo Ski Hire

Demo's computerized ski rental procedure has been streamlined to treat customers to a 20 minute turnaround for ski hire. They pride themselves on finding the perfect hire solution for each customer by adding the little touches such as providing specially designed wax for Niseko at no extra charge. Demo offers both mid-range and 'demo' skis from K2 and Rossignol for adults as well as a complete range of ski boot sizes. Kids have a full range of skis and boots available, including some kids specific 'demo' skis for the powder. For snowboarders they offer Burton and K2 'demo' boards, as well as the Burton 'Learn to Ride' range perfect for beginners and intermediates. Demo is open during winter from 8.30am to 8.30pm and it is situated next door to Fusion. Below are the prices for the 2008/09 season.

Adult Demo Equipment

Product 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 8 days 9 days 10 days 11 days 12 days 13 days 14 days
Skis ¥5,500 ¥9,000 ¥12,500 ¥16,000 ¥19,500 ¥23,000 ¥26,000 ¥29,000 ¥34,000 ¥38,500 ¥36,000 ¥38,000 ¥39,000 ¥40,000
Skis & Boots ¥6,500 ¥10,000 ¥14,000 ¥18,000 ¥22,000 ¥26,000 ¥29,000 ¥32,000 ¥37,500 ¥41,000 ¥40,000 ¥41,000 ¥42,000 ¥43,000
Snowboard ¥5,500 ¥9,000 ¥12,500 ¥16,000 ¥19,500 ¥23,000 ¥26,000 ¥29,000 ¥34,000 ¥38,500 ¥36,000 ¥38,000 ¥39,000 ¥40,000
Board & Boots ¥6,500 ¥10,000 ¥14,000 ¥18,000 ¥22,000 ¥26,000 ¥29,000 ¥32,000 ¥37,500 ¥41,000 ¥40,000 ¥41,000 ¥42,000 ¥43,000
Kids gear ¥4,000 ¥6,000 ¥8,000 ¥10,000 ¥12,000 ¥14,000 ¥16,000 ¥18,000 ¥20,000 ¥22,000 ¥23,000 ¥24,000 ¥25,000 ¥26,000
‧For hire longer than 14 days extra charges apply at a flat rate per day.

Adult Mid Range

Skis ¥4,500 ¥7,000 ¥9,500 ¥11,500 ¥14,500 ¥17,000 ¥19,000 ¥20,500 ¥22,000 ¥23,500 ¥24,500 ¥25,500 ¥26,500 ¥27,500
Skis & Boots ¥5,500 ¥7,500 ¥10,500 ¥13,500 ¥16,000 ¥19,000 ¥20,500 ¥23,000 ¥27,500 ¥24,500 ¥26,000 ¥27,000 ¥28,000 ¥29,000 ¥30,000
Snowboard ¥4,500 ¥7,000 ¥9,500 ¥11,500 ¥14,500 ¥17,000 ¥19,000 ¥20,500 ¥22,000 ¥23,500 ¥24,500 ¥25,500 ¥26,500 ¥27,500
Board & Boots ¥5,500 ¥7,500 ¥10,500 ¥13,500 ¥16,000 ¥19,000 ¥20,500 ¥23,000 ¥24,500 ¥26,000 ¥27,000 ¥28,000 ¥29,000 ¥30,000
Kids gear ¥2,500 ¥4,000 ¥4,500 ¥5,000 ¥5,500 ¥6,000 ¥6,500 ¥7,000 ¥7,500 ¥8,000 ¥8,500 ¥9,000 ¥9,500 ¥10,000
‧For hire longer than 14 days extra charges apply at a flat rate per day.
Furano Office Furano Apartments & Chalet Direct Phone No:
Address: 14-26 Kitanomine, Furano, Apt #1: 1 BR Japanese Bath +81 (0) 167 23 6481
  Hokkaido, Japan, 076-0034 Apt #2: 2 BR Mid Floor (Kitanomine) +81 (0) 167 23 6482
MapCode: 450 028 802 (for car navigation)
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Address: 183-38, Aza Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Apt #1: 3 BR Creek Side +81 (0) 136 22 3687
  Niseko Hirafu, Hokkaido, Japan 044-0081 Apt #2: 3 BR Mountain view +81 (0) 136 22 3707
MapCode: 398 414 144 (for car navigation)
Telephone: +81 (0) 136 22 3807 Apt #3: 2 BR Top Floor +81 (0) 136 22 3763
Fax: +81 (0) 167 22 1089 Apt #4: Studio Top Floor +81 (0) 136 22 3801
Email: bookings@freshpowder.com Apt #5: 1 BR Top Floor +81 (0) 136 22 3806
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