Photo: Koichi Matsuda

Photo: Koichi Matsuda


Hokkaido is synonymous with the best powder on Earth.  Throughout winter, fierce Siberian storms push over the Sea of Japan each day, dumping godly amounts of pure white goodness on our waiting slopes.   It's 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.  And unlike Niseko, you can ski untracked lines all day at Iwanai.

 Photo: Chris Burkard

Photo: Chris Burkard

 Photo: Chris Burkard

Photo: Chris Burkard


The best way to access a blissful day of untracked and unhinged powder is by snow cat. Each run delivers 500-700m of vertical and you'll get 8-10 runs per day



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 steeps or just spraying powder on huge open course terrain. 


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 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.













Ready to book a seat for you and your friends on our snow cat? Click the button below to book your time on your own private mountain.

Interested, but need more information? Call or send us an email. We love talking about our cat tours, skiing, Iwanai and anything else powder related. We'll gladly answer any questions you have.(ご予約・お問い合わせ):  |  050-5532-4622 (ENG)   |  080-5590-4622