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Weiss Day Cat Skiing

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Hokkaido Fix Tour - Niseko, Central Hokkaido & Sapporo Areas
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USD 460

DAY CAT SKIING PACKAGES
Mixed Group or Private Group

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, Backcountry
Ability: Intermediate to Strong Intermediate
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 460
Weiss cat skiing is at the former Weiss ski resort, with terrain that's reasonably mellow. Available as either a group tour where you join others, or a private tour with your own group of up to 12 people. The package includes a day of guided cat skiing, transport, and use of an avalanche beacon.
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Weiss Cat Skiing Package

A day or more of cat skiing with Niseko Weiss Powder Cats is the perfect addition to a Niseko ski holiday and a chance to get fresh tracks away from the crowds at the resort. With Weiss cat skiing, you can enjoy all that Niseko has to offer and its energetic vibe and also revel in the deep fresh powder.

This Niseko cat skiing is great for all riders of intermediate ability and up, but it’s particularly well suited to up and coming powder hounds and first time cat skiers, or those looking for a relaxed day of powder skiing.

Niseko gets huge amounts of snow that’s of superb quality, and generally it’s not long between snowfalls.

Weiss Cat Skiing is available as either a group tour where you join others and pay per person (minimum 4 people to operate), or a private tour where you pay for the snowcat and have your own group of up to 12 people. The package includes a full day (8:30am-3pm) of cat skiing, guiding, transport, and use of an avalanche beacon. Backpacks with other avalanche safety equipment will be available for the group. An amazing lunch is provided in the comfort of the hotel at Somoza as well as hot beverages, after which you can go back outside to feast on some more powder.

The face shots can be captured by a photographer who is on hand to take photos and video, and secure lots of memories of your awesome day out!

There are lots of deep days where you’ll want to have powder skis (and ski poles with powder baskets) or a powder snowboard. If you don’t have your own, there are various Niseko ski hire shops.

A day of cat skiing needs to be pre-booked. You can make a booking enquiry here for Niseko Weiss Cat Skiing.

Ability Level

The Weiss cat skiing is well suited to strong and athletic intermediate riders and up, particularly those with only minimal powder riding experience because most of the terrain consists of wide slopes with plenty of room to manoeuvre. The video below should give you a pretty good idea of the terrain on offer.

For the group tours this is the minimum ability definition: “you are confident on black slopes and are often heading out onto the off-piste. In good snow you can link some turns together. On steeper sections or in difficult snow, you make wider turns and aren't familiar with riding in deep snow without a base. You have 1 to 10 days experience off-piste deep powder and trees”.

For the private tours, the minimum ability level doesn’t matter quite so much as it’s up to your own group. Previous off-piste experience isn’t necessarily required, although skiers and snowboarders should feel comfortable on intermediate runs.

Day Schedule

  • 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

2019-20 Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates Notes

Single seat in mixed group - ¥50,000 per person
Private charter (up to 12 people) - ¥480,000 for whole cat

  • Base/invoice currency is Japanese Yen
  • A minimum of 7 guests is required to operate the tour
  • Guests ages 10-15 need an accompanying guardian
  • Guests ages 16-19 need a written waiver from a guardian
Inclusions
  • Cat skiing (approx 6-7 runs / 2,400 vertical metres)
  • Experienced guiding
  • Luxury lunch at Somoza
  • Use of avalanche beacon
  • Photo/video service
  • Transport between your accommodation & staging area
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  • Ski/snowboard rentals
  • Powder skis/snowboard rentals