Niseko Weiss Powder Cats

Your own private mountain.

If you are looking for fresh tracks and the mountain just for you and your friends, Niseko Weiss Powder Cats is your answer! It provides cat assisted ski and snowboard adventures on our own private mountain. A maximum of 12 guests per day guarantees line after line of fresh tracks without queueing for lifts or hiking.

Groups are joined by several guides to give advice on the best spots on the mountain and ensure your safety throughout the day. A trained photographer will also take part in the tour and provide a link to the day's epic photos for you to keep as a memory. 

Dates of Operation Late December 2018 – Late March 2019



Weiss Powder Cat Tours
   Pricing Notes
Private Tour 1 Group (1-12 guests) ¥390,000 per group
  • Includes safety equipment, lunch and transport to Weiss from your accommodation in Niseko.
  • Duration: 7 Hours
  • Starting Time: 8:30am
Group Tour

¥39,000 per person          ( 4-12 guests)


7:30am - 8:00am Pick-up at your accommodation in Niseko area
8:30am - 8:45am Arrive at HANAZONO 308
  Safety briefing etc.
8:45am - 9:00am Depart HANAZONO 308 to Weiss CAT Base
9:00am - 12noon AM Session (3-5 runs)
12noon - 1:00pm Lunch at WEISS HOTEL
1:00pm - 3:00pm PM Session (2-3 runs)
3:00pm - 3:15pm Depart Weiss CAT Base to HANAZONO 308
3:30pm- End of Tour, Drop-off at your accommodation in Niseko area

Book your Niseko Weiss Powder CATS Tour:


Niseko Weiss Powder CATS Advantages:

Niseko Weiss Cat Skiing

Resort Operated

NISEKO WEISS POWDER CATS is operated by Niseko Hanazono Resort.
Hanazono has all the experience and expertise of the ski resort behind your cat ski tour.

Niseko Weiss Cat Skiing

First Tracks

Mt. Weisshorn was once a ski resort but currently not used by anyone but us. This means the entire mountain is available for private use for parties up to 12 people. That makes it difficult NOT to have first tracks.

Niseko Weiss Cat Skiing


The machine we use has a specially-made cabin that can fit up to 12 guests, keeping them warm during the ride up. We also have snacks and water prepared to satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst.

Niseko Weiss Cat Skiing

Book Early

Only one tour a day.
Up to 12 guests maximum per tour. A very limited number of guests can take part in the NISEKO WEISS POWDER CATS.
We strongly recommend guests to secure their seat in advance.



Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I bring with me?

We recommend you bring the following items;

  • Facemask & neck warmer - We recommend that you wear or carry a facemask and neck warmer
  • Gloves - Please choose warm and well fitting gloves
  • Ski poles - Poles with powder baskets are recommended
  • Skiwear -  We recommend guests bring an extra pair of inner-layers as the temperature may change suddenly
  • Helmet - Helmets save lives. Helmets prevent injury when falling or crashing, and even protect from wayward tree branches. We strongly recommend all guests wear helmets.
  • Goggles & sunglasses - There will be no hike-up on our CAT tour so a pair of sunglasses is not necessary. It's recommended you bring along a spare set of goggles.
  • Sports Camera - You are more than welcome to bring these along with you. Share your powder day with friends and family!

All safety equipment is provided. Bags and/or backpacks with snacks, drinks, cameras etc can be kept in the snow CAT during the tour.

Are powder skis or snowboards a requirement?

NISEKO WEISS POWDER CATS is a tour that rides Niseko’s world famous powder all day long. We strongly recommend the usage of powder skis/snowboards.

Talk to our friendly staff at Niseko Sports at Hanazono 308, Hirafu or The Vale Snowsports for advice and more information on powder skis/snowboards.

What are the runs like?

You will be able to ski an average of 6-7 runs in one tour. The steepest run would be 30 degrees and an average would be 20 degrees. The maximum vertical decent is 450 meters.

Though the amount and quality of snow here is magnificent, the altitude is not high so there are no worries of thin air. The CAT base, where the tour would begin, is located 450 meters above sea level and the peak drop-off is 930 meters above sea level.

When is the best time for powder in Niseko?

Niseko’s winter season runs from late November to Early May; the peak powder period is typically from mid January until the end of February, although this varies every season. In March, the snowfall is less consistent and it becomes a little more difficult to find fresh powder in the Niseko ski areas. However at Mt. Weisshorn, the whole mountain is used by exclusively by our guests allowing access to fresh snow even in early to mid March.

Hanazono Powder Guides or Niseko Weiss Powder Cats?

If you are a powder hound that just can’t get enough powder, you should request HANAZONO Powder Guides' “POWDER 3 DAYZ” program, no question! For groups of friends or family travelling together that are at similar skiing/snowboarding levels, perhaps a “HPG Private Tour” would be more relaxing as you all know each other’s personality and skiing/snowboarding abilities.

What makes NISEKO WEISS POWDER CATS unique is the you don’t need to rush or worry about getting fresh tracks. The entire mountain is shared with a maximum of only 12 guests (plus our guides!).

See Hanazono Powder Guides

Booking Information:


Booking in Advance Recommended:

Telephone: +81 (0) 136 21 6688 - Hours: 8:30am to 8:00pm


Weiss Manager (Special Enquiries Only):
Call Joe Sugano: 080 1863 5431 between 4:00pm and 8:00pm

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  • 328-36 Aza-Iwaobetsu, Kutchan-cho
    Abuta-Gun, Hokkaido 044-0082 Japan

  • Activity Bookings - +81 (0)136 21 66 88
    Resort Information - +81 (0)136 23 01 03

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