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Guest Services Hakuba Guest Services How to Choose your Hakuba Equipment

Hakuba Ski Hire

Hakuba ski resort has a number of ski equipment rental shops across its 10 ski resort areas.  The two largest and most popular rental shops are Central Snowsports and Rhythm Japan.  Both offer a huge range of equipment with the latest and most up-to-date models so that even the most experienced and particular skiers and snowboarders can find the equipment they need.  Japan Ski Experience recommends selecting your shop based on proximity to your accommodation.

We have created a helpful list here of which vendor to select based on your accommodation.

Central Snowsports

Central Snowsports Hakuba stocks some of the largest and widest range of Demo ski and snowboard equipment rental in Hakuba and endeavors to match you with the best gear possible to enable progress no matter your ability.

With three stores across the resort, Central Snowsports Hakuba services all of Hakuba with their convenient complimentary pick-up & drop-off service. Kids rates apply to ages 13 and under.

Choose from either Regular or Demo Hakuba ski rental packages:

Regular Rental Package – To suit beginner to lower intermediate level skiers and boarders. Great for those on a budget who want to stick to the piste.

Demo Rental Package – Includes the best of the latest top brands like K2, Line, Volkl, Head, Ride Snowboards, Nordica, Full Tilt, Technica, and Blizzard.

Rentals can be picked up from 13:00 the day before your ski hire Hakuba start period. Free delivery and guest shuttle for fittings and equipment collection.

Central Snowsports equipment is available from one of 3 centrally located shops:

  • Happo: Opening hours 08:00 – 20:00 (map)
  • Wadano: Opening hours 08:00 – 18:00 (map)
  • Echoland: Opening hours 08:00 – 18:00 (map)
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Rhythm Japan

Rhythm Niseko is the leading store for ski and snowboard equipment, providing the highest quality of products and service as well as the best range of equipment to suit all of your Niseko ski hire needs. The shop offers complimentary pick-up & drop-off service throughout Hirafu village.

Rhythm is conveniently located in Upper Hirafu Village just 3 minute’s walk from the Grand Hirafu Gondola (Map).  There are also Rhythm Service Centres located in Chatrium Niseko, AYA Niseko, The Maples Niseko, and Always Niseko.

Choose from either Standard or Premium Rhythm Niseko rental packages:

Standard Rental Package – to suit beginner to lower intermediate level skiers and boarders. This range will also satisfy those on a budget who are willing to stick to the groomers. Please note that you cannot swap models within the Standard range. If you would like to swap skis during your holiday please rent from the Premium Range.

Premium Rental Package – The Premium rental range is updated every season with all the latest skis and snowboards on the market and offers everything from carve skis to super-wide powder skis. Huge selection to suit any skier and any snow conditions. With a premium package you can:

  • Swap models as many times as you like, including between skis & snowboard sets
  • Store skis overnight FREE of charge
  • See the full Premium package range here
  • Early Bird special – get 20% off all equipment rates until 25th July 2024
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