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Iwanai Cat Skiing Multi-Day

Iwanai Cat Skiing Multi-Day4.5/53
Iwanai Cat Skiing Multi-Day4.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
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Price p/p Sample price is per person for 2 day, 1 night trip 2024/25 rates
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USD 2,240

From 2 Days Cat Skiing | From 1 Night Accommodation | Meals

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p Sample price is per person for 2 day, 1 night trip 2024/25 rates
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese Yen
Displayed price may vary slightly due to exchange rate fluctuations.
USD 2,240
Iwanai Cat Skiing offers multi-day packages so you can experience the awesome Hokkaido powder combined 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, 2025
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Iwanai Snowcat 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 snowcat 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 hotel and feasting on the local cuisine.

See the Iwanai 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 guided cat skiing, lodging in a nearby ryokan style hotel, all meals (including an amazing dinner), the all important onsen soaking, and transport to/from Niseko.

The days of snowcat skiing with Iwanai Resort feature the guided snowcat skiing or snowboarding (6-9 runs). Each snowcat can hold up to 12 guests with a maximum of 1:6 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 hot lunch (with a choice from a menu that includes western and Japanese cuisine), and a morning snack and coffee. If you need equipment, Iwanai Resort has a full-service shop with the newest, highest-quality gear including an extensive line of skis, boots, boards and accessories.

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

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

Ability Level

Like most Japan cat skiing, the terrain isn’t super gnarly but it’s not completely mellow either. The terrain includes very spacious mellow tree skiing, slightly steeper glades, tight trees and open terrain on the former piste of Iwanai Resort.

Strong intermediates can book the snowcat out for private cat skiing if you just want to ride the open runs.

For mixed groups cat skiing, as a minimum, you should be an advanced skier or snowboarder (off-piste), and have at least a little bit of experience at riding powder and other off-piste snow conditions. You should feel comfortable skiing or riding in amongst trees and be able to hold a traverse through trees. Cat skiing Iwanai is not suitable for those who are new to powder skiing or snowboarding. If you consistently struggle to keep pace with the group you may be asked to return to the day lodge.

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.


New lodging will be available for the 2024-25 season. Please make a booking request for details on the 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.

2024/25 Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons 

# Days Cat Skiing   #Nights  Price (JPY)
 2  1  350,000
 3  2  550,000
 4  3  750,000
  • 2 days of guided cat skiing
  • Transport to/from Niseko
  • 1 night lodging at local Japanese hotel
  • Use of avalanche beacon & safety briefing
  • All meals including multi-course kaiseki dinner
  • Onsen
  • Ski & snowboard rentals
  • Additional days of cat skiing/additional lodging
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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