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.

Weiss CAT Tours provide a relaxing deep powder experience. The terrain is suitable for intermediate powder skiers and riders, or advanced guests who want an exclusive adventure. Please check our Off-Piste Ability Chart. Groups are joined by several guides to give advice on the best spots on the mountain and ensure your safety throughout the day. New for winter 2019-20 is a luxury lunch at the nearby Somoza restaurant, allowing you to sample some of Hokkaido's best produce refuel for more cat skiing in the afternoon. Photos will be taken as part of the tour and links will be provided to the day's epic photos for you to keep as a memory. 

Dates of Operation: Late December 2019 – Late March 2020



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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... Guaranteed!

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!

Niseko Weiss Cat Skiing

Our CAT (The PistenBully)

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.


  Weiss Powder Cat Tours  Pricing
Private Tour ¥480,000 per group (1-12 guests)
Group Tour

¥50,000 per person ( 7-12 guests)



7:00am - 7:40am Pick-up service from your accommodation in the Niseko area
  Hirafu area - 7:40am, Niseko Village Area - 7:20am, Annupuri Area - 7:00am 
8:00am Registration and safety briefing at HANAZONO 308
  Provide safety gear, beacon training, explain backcountry awareness, transport to Mt. Weisshorn
8:30am - 11:30am Morning CAT skiing session
  3 - 4 runs depending on the conditions
11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch at Somoza
12:30 - 3:00pm Afternoon CAT skiing session
  2 - 3 runs depending on the conditions
3:00pm Finish tour and drop-off at your accommodation in Niseko area

Additional Information:

  • Snacks and bottled water are available at any time in the CAT.
  • A minimum of 7 guests is required to operate the tour.
  • Guests ages 12-15 need an accompanying guardian
  • Guests ages 16-19 need a written waiver from a guardian

NEW! Luxury Lunch at Somoza Niseko

Photos by Shouya Grigg

Lunch at Somoza consists of a perfectly balanced menu showcasing the best of local produce. Guests are personally served a tasting menu created by Somoza’s team, dishes are samplings of the flavors, colors and seasons of Niseko and Hokkaido.



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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Hanazono Powder Guides or Niseko Weiss Powder Cats?

    Hanazono Powder Guides is a faster-paced service designed for experienced skiers and snowboarders. However, a Hanazono Powder Guides Private Tour can be customized to accommodate beginner powder skiers or a group of people with different abilities.

    What makes Niseko Weiss Powder CATS unique is that 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!). The terrain is not as challenging as what Hanazono Powder Guides can offer, so Weiss CAT Tours are suitable for intermediate powder skiers, or advanced guests who want an exclusive and relaxing adventure. Please check our Off-Piste Ability Chart.

    If you are a powder hound that just can’t get enough of Niseko's famous snow, you should request Hanazono Powder Guides' “Powder 3 Dayz” program! Choose any 3 days during your stay in Niseko to join any of Hanazono Powder Guides tours. Enjoy exclusive early lift access at Hanazono after a big snowfall one day, and move into the backcountry to find more fresh snow the next day.

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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


Terence, Hong Kong

Bottomless blower pow on every run was well worth it. Door to door service! NISS was extremely responsive and patient with all of my questions through the booking process.

Grace, United Kingdom

The Weiss CAT Tour terrain is tame, which was perfect for my husband an I. I really felt safe and improved my powder skiing so much in one day. We will definitely come back to Weiss during our next Niseko trip.

Gary, Australia

We joined Weiss on a beautiful sunny day with fresh snow from the night before. Perfect! The views are incredible as well, with Mt. Yotei and the Niseko resorts all visible at the top. A great experience being the only people on the whole mountain!