Hokkaido is synonymous with the best powder snow in the world. Throughout winter, fierce Siberian storms push over the Sea of Japan each day, dumping godly amounts of pure white goodness on our waiting slopes. Its no wonder the area accumulates an average of 15m per year. And this snow is light and fluffy, falling like chicken feathers from the sky. Unlike Niseko, you can ski untracked lines all day at Iwanai.
SNOW CAT TOURS
The best way to access a blissful day of untracked and unhinged powder is by snow cat. Each run delivers 600-800m of vertical you'll get 6-8 runs per day
WHAT YOU GET
The cost of full-day cat seat is ¥65,000. Iwanai has something for everyone. Our guides will show you the best runs whether you like spacious tree skiing, challenging chutes or just spraying powder on huge open terrain.
If you need equipment, we have a full-service shop with the newest, highest-quality gear including a full line of Fisher ski, boots, boards and accessories. You can also rent or purchase clothing from top-of-the-line brands such as NorthFace, Goldwin and Helly Hanson.
Your ski day will last at least 6hrs, broken only by a luxurious sushi lunch, provided by Iwanai's top sushi bar. After your day is done, relax beside the fire at our après ski bar, sipping a cold Sapporo draft or a warm Nikka Whiskey. Or take a soothing onsen at the local hot spring.
If you'd like to stay the evening, we have four authentic Japanese ryokan-style inns to choose from. All come with Michelin-mentioned dining, full hot spring and luxurious bedding. A stay at a ryokan will give you an experience that will cement your love of Japan.