As they say: first come, first served. Or is that the early bird gets the worm? Regardless, as the sun rises over the majestic Mount Yotei, your guide will whisk you up the mountain by snow cat for the ultimate early-morning reward: the chance to make fresh tracks in the pillowy powder for a good hour or so before the great unwashed arrive when the lifts open.
As this will be deep virgin snow, the tour is recommended for confident powder skiers and riders over the age of 13. There are limited places on this extremely popular activity - you need to book early to avoid disappointment, as someone once said. You need to get to Niseko Village first thing in the morning - easily done on the free shuttle bus from Horafu (15 minutes).