If you are looking for fresh tracks and the mountain just for you and your friends, Niseko Weiss Powder Cats is your answer. Cat assisted ski and snowboard adventures on your own private mountain (Mt. Weisshorn)for a maximum of 12 guests per day. Absolutely no queuing for lifts or hiking, just line after line of fresh tracks. Terrain is suitable for intermediate powder skiers and riders, or advanced guests who want an exclusive adventure. You will be joined by several guide who can offer advice on the best spots. After a safety briefing in the morning, set out for 3-4 runs depending on conditions. Enjoy a luxury lunch at nearby Somoza restaurant, before continuing riding into the afternoon (expect another 2-3 runs depending on conditions). A trained photographer will be along to capture the adventures.
Pick up time: Between 7:00am – 7:40am
Drop off time: 3:00pm
Duration: 7 hours
Private Tour (1-12 guests): ¥480,000 per group
Group Tour (7-12 guests): ¥50,000 per person
Suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders, this tour is pure, backcountry cat skiing. With no more than 6 people per cat, you'll have access to untracked powder all day. Your experienced cat skiing guides will take you to some of the region's most exciting backcountry areas. You will be accompanied by a professional photographer for half of the day, capturing all the excitement with high resolution images provided to you via an online gallery, available to download and print at your leisure (included in your tour fee). Complimentary pick up and drop off is provided.
Start time: 8:00am
1 Person: ¥ 56,000 each (includes lunch, avalanche beacon, transfers and photography)
Private (maximum 5 people): ¥280,000 (includes lunch, avalanche beacon, transfers and photography)
* This is suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers/snowboarders. Avalanche packs are supplied. Lunch is included.
On a lost coastal corner abutting the Sea of Japan, beautiful Iwanai rises 1086m above the bay. Just 40 minutes from Niseko but far from the noise and lines, Iwanai is the Hidden Hokkaido. Ski the entire day in untracked powder with oceanfront views. A place so beautiful, you'll get the experience of a lifetime. Iwanai offers every type of adventure skiing including perfectly spaced old-growth birch trees, long (600m) vertical bowls with fast pitch, open powder runs on retired courses and endless backcountry terrain with exquisite snowscapes. Your every turn faces the ocean, enchanting your day in blue and white hues. This is Hokkaido you've been waiting to ski, come have the best day of your life.
Start time: 9:00am (Pick up from your MnK accommodation roughly 1.5 hours before)
1 Person: January & February | ¥ 80,000 each, December & March | ¥70,000
Private Group Tour (per person price) : January & February | ¥ 1,120,000 each, December & March | ¥980,000