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Chisenupuri Cat Skiing

Chisenupuri Cat Skiing4.5/515
Chisenupuri Cat Skiing4.5 out of 5 based on 15 reviews
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Price p/p Price is per person per day for 2025 season exclusive of tax
Base/invoice currency is Japanese Yen
*display price may vary slightly due to exchange rate fluctuations
USD 568

Single Day, Pick Up & Return Niseko

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Semi-Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, Sidecountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Advanced
Price p/p Price is per person per day for 2025 season exclusive of tax
Base/invoice currency is Japanese Yen
*display price may vary slightly due to exchange rate fluctuations
USD 568
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.
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Custom Booking Period: Dec 20 - Mar 15, 2025
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Chisenupuri Cat Skiing

Chisenupuri is a former ski resort that had to close down because it sat in the shadow of Niseko, its very high profile neighbour (and the lift needed some major maintenance). Now snowcat skiing at Chisenupuri offers all the amazing powder snow that Niseko is famous for, but minus the big Niseko crowds. You’ll only have to share the powder with a small group of people which equates to more fresh tracks. The lack of hordes plus the reasonably mellow terrain makes Chisenupuri Cat Skiing the perfect place for those just learning to ski or snowboard in powder. And because the cat skiing is semi guided, you can go at your own pace. If you're an advanced rider and want to explore the trees, hit some slightly steeper pitches, build a kicker or whatever, you have the freedom to pretty much do whatever you like! But if you want the advice of the staff, they're on hand to show you where to go or provide ideas on terrain choice.

Cat Skiing at Chisenupuri really stinks! OK just joking! The skiing or snowboarding is great fun, but the odour from the onsen at the ski area base can be a little hideous at times. Thankfully you won’t notice the sulphur smell after 5 minutes because you’ll be too busy inhaling the powder! And at the end of the day when you get to soak in the YukiChichibu Onsen, you’ll think it’s pretty fabulous!

For information on the location of Chisenupuri Snowcats, the terrain and snow, and our review, see the Chisenupuri Snowcats overview

If you have any questions or want to check regarding availability you can make a booking request

NB Chisenupuri Snowcats will also open reservations on April 17 for all private cat groups. Individual seats on the group cat will become available from July 1. 

Daily Schedule

Pick up time in Niseko from your accommodation is approximately 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

You will then be driven to Chisenupuri (approx 30 mins drive).

After a short safety briefing in the lodge at Chisenupuri, the snow cat rotates constantly up and down the hill so you can ski as many laps as you can fit in during the day.

There is a lunch break around the middle of the day where you will be treated to a warm lunch in the lodge.

Drop off time back to your accommodation in Niseko is about 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.


You can choose your own lodging in Niseko and search for information, rates and availability on our Niseko accommodation page.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2024/25 Price ¥88,800 (88,800 yen + 10% tax)

  • price is per person (mixed group tours)
  • minimum of 6 people for group tour
  • private trip: ¥1,019,300 (+ 10% tax) for up to 12 guests
  • the onsen is closed on Tuesdays
  • base/invoice currency is Japanese Yen
  • if you have any questions or want to check about availability you can make a booking request
  • 1 day of cat skiing (max 13 guests per day)
  • Transport between Niseko & Chisenupuri
  • Lunch, snacks, tea, coffee
  • Use of avalanche beacon, shovel, probe & backpack
  • Onsen ticket
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Chisenupuri Snowcats Terms & Conditions


  • Chisenupuri Snowcats requires all fees at the time of booking for all trips
  • Cancellation between 60 and 30 days before the trip will result in a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation within 30 days of the trip for any reason, including injury, will result in a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Included in all ski packages is lunch.
  • A set menu lunch is included in the Chisenupuri programs.
  • We recommend you purchase your own trip cancellation insurance in case you need to cancel for injury or any other unforseen circumstances.


  • You will receive an invoice email with payment instructions via international bank transfer or PayPal credit card. You do not need a PayPal membership to use this credit card service.
  • Due to service fees, our preferred method for larger transactions is international bank transfer. All bank transfer details are available on your electronic invoice.
  • If you choose to complete a bank transfer, please ignore any service charge listed on your invoice and only transfer the amount owing on the balance line of your invoice.
  • All customers are required to read and sign a release of liability waiver and medicial information form before departing. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of the tour without refund.
  • All participants under the age of 19 must also have a parent or legal guardian sign their release of liability. All minors must be at least 13 years of age and accompanied by a guardian or parent while on the tour.
  • HBC reserves the right to cancel any tour at any time, typically due to inclement weather or unsafe backcountry travel conditions.
  • We ask members to be honest about their skill levels. If you have booked and paid for a trip with HBC, but your skills are insufficient for the trip you have booked, we will try to accommodate you with another program if possible but we will not issue refunds.