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Iwanai Cat Skiing Multi-Day

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Price p/p Price is per person for 2 day 1 night trip in shoulder season
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USD 1,488

MULTI DAY CAT SKIING
2 Days Cat Skiing | 1 Night Accommodation | Meals

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p Price is per person for 2 day 1 night trip in shoulder season
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese Yen
Displayed price may vary slightly due to exchange rate fluctuations.
USD 1,488
Iwanai Cat Skiing offers 2 day/2 night packages so you can experience Hokkaido powder along with Japanese culture. Stay in a Japanese ryokan inn, soak in the onsen, and enjoy a traditional kaiseki meal. Located near Niseko, the Iwanai Resort snowcat skiing terrain scores lots of snow.
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Custom Booking Period: Dec 15 - Mar 31, 2020
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Iwanai Cat Skiing

Iwanai Cat Skiing serves up a great experience to enjoy the abundant Niseko snowfall minus the Niseko crowds. And with a multi-day Iwanai cat skiing package you can immerse yourself in the Hokkaido powder and then immerse yourself in the onsen, and fully immerse in the Japanese culture by staying in a local Japanese inn and feasting on the local cuisine. See the Iwanai Resort Cat Skiing page for information on the terrain, snow and location.

Iwanai Cat Skiing Multi Day Packages

The multi-day Iwanai snowcat skiing packages include 2 days of guided cat skiing (or more if you like), 2 nights of lodging in a nearby ryokan style inn, all meals (including an amazing dinner), the all important onsen soaking, and transport to/from Niseko.

The days of snowcat skiing with Iwanai Resort features the guided snowcat skiing or snowboarding (7-10 runs of 325-640m vertical). Each snowcat can hold up to 13 guests with a maximum of 1:7 guide to guest ratio (a lead and tail guide are provided, and sometimes 2 tail guides). Avalanche beacons are provided along with a safety briefing.

Another inclusion of the Iwanai Resort Powder Cat Tour is a fabulous sushi lunch, provided by Iwanai's top sushi bar (other options if you're not a seafood fiend), and a morning snack and coffee.

If you need equipment, Iwanai Resort has a full-service shop with the newest, highest-quality gear including a full line of Fisher ski, boots, boards and accessories.

Or the other option is an Iwanai Cat Skiing Day Package which doesn't include accommodation (or breakfast, dinner, onsen).

Ability Level

Like most Japan cat skiing, the terrain isn’t super gnarly but it’s not completely mellow either. The guides can cater the runs to the group’s ability, and terrain can include very spacious mellow tree skiing, slightly steeper glades, or open terrain on the former piste of Iwanai Resort.

As a minimum, you should be a strong intermediate to advanced skier or snowboarder, and have at least a little bit of experience at riding powder. It doesn’t matter if you have limited or no backcountry experience, as your guides will tell you know what you need to do.

You can check out our detailed Iwanai Cat Skiing review for more information.

Accommodation

The multi-day packages include a stay at an authentic Japanese ryokan-style inn near Iwanai Resort. There are a few options and all come with fantastic Japanese cuisine, onsen baths, and an experience that will cement your love of Japan.

Dinner is kaiseki, Japanese cuisine with up to 16 courses including locally-obtained abalone, squid, cod and many other seafood varieties. Guests with special requirements can order a diet that fits their needs.

Bedding can be Japanese-style futons on the tatami matting if you want the full Japanese cultural experience or Western-style beds.

The Powderhounds have stayed at the Iwanai Kogen Hotel which is 450 metres from Iwanai Resort. This 3-star Japanese hotel offers western/Japanese combo and Japanese tatami rooms, all with ensuite bathroom. Or you can soak in the onsen, with indoor and outdoor baths that look out to the sea. Multi-course dinners showcase the local Iwanai seafood, whilst breakfast also provides an opportunity to sample the interesting Japanese cuisine.

2019/20 Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates

¥160,000 (shoulder season - Dec & March)
¥180,000 (peak season - Jan & Feb)
Inclusions
  • 2 days of guided cat skiing
  • Transport to/from Niseko
  • 1 night lodging at local inn
  • Use of avalanche beacon & safety briefing
  • All meals including multi-course kaiseki dinner
  • Onsen
Add-ons
  • Ski & snowboard rentals
  • Additional days of cat skiing/additional lodging
Not Included

Iwanai Cat Skiing Terms & Conditions

Deposit, Full Payment & Cancellation

  • Deposit is 25% of the tour cost unless departure date is less than 60 days where full payment is required
  • Full payment due by Oct 31st
  • Cancellation 30 days prior to the event is 100% refund, 29 to 14 days prior is 50% and less than 14 days receives no refund, however you can replace your booking with another client should you find one.
  • Iwanai accepts credit card payments or cash bank transfer
  • Payments are in Japanese Yen

Cancellation by Iwanai Cat Skiing
Iwanai Cat Skiing reserves the right to cancel any program due to weather or route conditions. If a tour is canceled before commencing, due to weather or route conditions, then a full refund will be given (or a voucher to use on a future day if a suitable future day is available); however, Iwanai Cat Skiing is not responsible for any additional expenses incurred in preparing for the tour (i.e., airline tickets, equipment purchase or rental, hotel reservations).

Participants must be:

  • a minimum of 13 years of age
  • accompanied by an adult if 18 or under
  • in good physical shape
  • minimum strong intermediate skier or boarder