Hokkaido is synonymous with the best powder on Earth.  Throughout winter, fierce Siberian storms push over the Sea of Japan each day, dumping pure white goodness on our waiting slopes.   It's no wonder the area accumulates an average of 15m per year.  This snow is light and fluffy, falling like chicken feathers from the sky.  And unlike Niseko, you can ski untracked lines all day long at Iwanai.



The best way to access a blissful day of first-line untracked powder is by snow cat.  Each run delivers 450-650m of vertical and you'll get 8-10 runs per day



The cost of a full-day cat seat is ¥65,000.  On a typical day, we will pick you up in Niseko, if needed.  Upon arrival to Iwanai Resort, a safety briefing is conducted and we'll set you up with beacons.  By 9:00am, the Iwanai Experience has begun and you're in the deep.  We have a variety of terrain that we'll explore including wide-open former course runs, old growth glades and long, steep bowls.  We serve hot coffee and home-made, almost healthy donuts on the cat.  By lunchtime, you'll be jonesing for the best sushi you'll ever savor, brought to you by Iwanai's #1 sushi bar.  If you're not into raw fish or have specific dietary requirements, feel free to order anything from our excellent Three Birds Restaurant.  The afternoon brings more new terrain as we explore the many faces of Iwanai.  As we ramp up the laps and the legs start to burn, we often get an amazing sunset over the Sea of Japan on our way down the last run, round 3:30pm.  Back at our large lounge, sip on a frothy Sapporo or perhaps a local Nikka Whiskey while looking out over the ocean and enjoy an après-ski to remember.  Relax with friends and shoot a game of pool.  Depending on your mood, we'll depart the lodge around 5pm and you'll be back in Niseko for dinner.  Those wishing to stay at our adjacent ryokan-inn, please drop us a line for details.   We'll make sure your Japanese experience is complete (at least one day advance notice is required).

     Pick up Niseko                       7:00-7:30am

     Arrive Iwanai Resort               8:15am

     Day Briefing                            8:30am

     Start Tour                                9:00am

     Coffee & Donuts                    10:30am

     Lunch                                      12:30pm

     Finish Tour                              3:30pm

     Après ski till...                         4:30-5:30pm

     Arrive Niseko                          5:30 -630pm



Ready to book a seat for you and your friends on our snow cat?  Click here and start dreaming about an oceanfront powder experience you'll never forget.  

Interested but need more information?  Call us or send an email.  We love talking about our cat tours, skiing, Iwanai and anything else that's fun!

(ご予約・お問い合わせ): info@yukikamui.com  |  050-5532-4622 (ENG)   |  080-3750-7720 (日本語)



If you need equipment, we have a full-service shop with the newest, highest-quality gear including a full line of Fisher skis, boots, boards and accessories.  You can also rent or purchase clothing from top-of-the-line brands such as NorthFace, Goldwin and Helly Hansen.