Best Cat Skiing in Japan

Shimamaki is the best Japan cat skiing
Cat boarding in Hokkaido
Shimamaki Snowcat Skiing Hokkaido
Iwanai Cat Skiing Niseko
Iwanai Cat Skiing terrain is a good all-rounder
This is why we go cat skiing! Iwanai Powder Cat Tours
Chisenupuri Cat Skiing
The House of Powder Niseko
The onsen run at Chisenupuri
Chisenupuri snowcat skiing
Niseko Weiss Cat Skiing
Hokkaido cat skiing
Otoe Powder Cat Central Hokkaido
Retro snowcat with Rising Sun Guides Niseko
Rising Sun Guides Cat Skiing has some amazing tree skiing
If you want steeps the best cat skiing is Rising Sun
Enough reasons to go Hokkaido cat skiing!
Cat Skiing Niseko
Best Cat Skiing Japan for Steeps: Rising Sun Guides
Cat Skiing Niseko: best overall - Iwanai

Best Cat Skiing in Japan

The following Powderhounds Awards for the Best Cat Skiing in Japan are based on our ratings for cat ski outfits that we have reviewed, many of which are near Niseko Hokkaido.

Best overall Japan cat skiing: Shimamaki, Rising Sun, Iwanai Cat Skiing

Best snow: Otoe Powder Cat, Weiss Cat Skiing

Overall terrain: Shimamaki Cat Skiing, Iwanai Powder Cat Tour

Best tree skiing: Rising Sun Cat Skiing, Shimamaki Cat Skiing

Strong intermediate terrain: Niseko Weiss Powder Cats, Iwanai Cat Skiing

Advanced terrain: Shimamaki, Iwanai

Top Japan cat skiing experts: Rising Sun Guides Cat Skiing

Best guiding: Shimamaki, Rising Sun Cat Skiing

Best cat skiing safety: Shimamaki, Rising Sun Cat Skiing

Snowcat: Shizukuishi Cat Skiing, Weiss Cat Skiing

For more detail on the best cat skiing in Japan, check out our Japan cat skiing ratings.

Or you can see our detailed Japan cat skiing reviews to determine which operation best suits your needs:
Otherwise see below for the top rated Japan cat skiing by the readers of Powderhounds.com.

Best Cat Skiing - Readers' Reviews

These awards for "best Cat Skiing" are based on the public reviews on Powderhounds.com. Come and have your say on the top Cat Skiing company by reviewing and rating a Cat Ski Operation. Navigate to the Cat Ski Operator or Tour you want to review and click on the "add review" link in the left-hand-column. Put your vote in!

NB only CAT SKIING with a minimum of 2 reviews were considered in the awards. Where there are equal scores, the cat skiing company with more reviews is selected as the best. 1 The top overall CAT SKIING company is based on an average of the other above factors.
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Otoe Day Cat Skiing
DAY CAT SKIING PACKAGES
Mixed Group or Private Group
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Advanced
Amazing Central Hokkaido powder and only a max of 11 other guests to share all the powder with. The Otoe cat tour package includes a full day of guided cat skiing and transport to/from Furano (if required)
Price p/p From price is per person per day
Base/invoice currency is Japanese Yen
Displayed price may vary slightly due to currency fluctuations
USD 419
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Chisenupuri Cat Skiing
UNGUIDED CAT SKIING NEAR NISEKO
Single Day, Pick Up & Return Niseko
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Advanced
Unguided cat skiing near Niseko is at the former ski resort of Chisenupuri. You have the freedom to explore and it is ideal for apprentice powder hounds or advanced riders heading to Niseko. Chisenupuri cat skiing is a lust-do! Finish the cat ski day with a soak in an amazing onsen.
Price p/p Price is per person per day
Base/invoice currency is Japanese Yen
*display price may vary slightly due to exchange rate fluctuations
USD 512
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Shimamaki Snowcat Packages
GUIDED CAT SKIING ADVENTURE (2, 3 or 4 days)
Stay in Traditional Japanese Inn Inc All Meals
Ability: Advanced to Expert
This is the best Japan cat skiing! Departing from Niseko, the trip offers incredible snowcat accessed powder skiing & boarding, staying in a traditional coastal Japanese inn. Ride deep untracked powder all day, feast on Japanese cuisine and soak in the hotel's onsen in the evening.
Price p/p Display price is based on 2 days + 2 nights per person for 2020 season (regular season)
Base/invoice currency is Japanese Yen
*Display price may vary slightly due to exchange rate fluctuations
USD 1,632
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Iwanai Cat Skiing Day Package
MIXED GROUP DAY CAT SKIING
8 - 10 Runs (Approx 4,600m vertical/day)
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Iwanai Cat Skiing serves up powder runs of 325-650m of vertical bliss, with 8 to 10 runs for the day. Located near Niseko, the Iwanai Resort snowcat skiing terrain scores masses of snowfall. Ideal for strong intermediate & advanced riders.
Price p/p Price is per person per day for shoulder season
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese Yen
Displayed price may vary slightly due to exchange rate fluctuations. Price includes 8% sales tax
USD 651
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Niseko Cat Skiing Day Tours
NISEKO DAY CAT SKIING
Single Day Guided, Inc. Lunch
Ability: Advanced to Expert
A day of awesome guided cat skiing near Niseko in backcountry terrain with some steep lines, technical trees, and pillows and mushrooms. The snowcat skiing is ideal for those craving bottomless untracked powder runs.
Price p/p From price is per person (min 4 persons required to operate)
Base/invoice currency is Japanese yen in taxes
*display price may vary slightly with fluctuations in currency
USD 521
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