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|
|Private Tour||1 Group (1-12 guests) ¥390,000 per group|| |
|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 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 POWDER CATS PARTNERS
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!).
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