2 Day Cat Skiing at Shimamaki

Experience 2 days of cat skiing at Shimamaki and get ready to ride untouched powder in the Karibayama mountain range!


The Shimamaki cat skiing zone reaches up to 1,319 meters  at the top of Mt. East Kariba and runs descend an average of 450 vertical meters. The terrain is a mix of open alpine bowls and perfectly spaced trees. Slopes range from 15-35 degrees (a typical resort black run is 32º). On average guests ski and ride 4,000 vertical meters of powdery snow. As with any cat ski terrain the amount of runs/day depends on weather, avalanche conditions, and the groups ability level.


This trip is a unique package, blending deep powder skiing with a rich cultural experience. For 2-4 nights you will be staying in the sleepy, coastal village of Shimamaki, a two hour drive Southwest of Niseko. The area is famous for big mountains, trophy salmon fishing, and an abundance of seafood. At the end of each day you can relax at your accommodations in the rustic, yet charming Takada Ryokan or Yansa lodges. At these traditional Japanese lodges guests will indulge in fresh local seafood dishes, and enjoy Japanese beer and sake. Accommodations are based on 1-2 guests to one traditional ryokan room, complete with bamboo mats and futon cushions.


Night 1
13:00 – Pickup from your desired location in Niseko and transport to Shimamaki

18:30 – Dinner and briefing

Day 1

8:00 – Departure to cat staging area

8:45 – Avalanche Briefing

9:15 – Start shredding (lunch and snacks served on board)

15:30 – Last run

18:30 – Dinner

Day 2
8:00 – Departure to cat staging area

8:45 – Start shredding (lunch and snacks served on board)

15:30 – Last run

17:00 – Depart to Niseko

20:00 – Last drop off at Niseko

Price & Inclusion

 ¥ 284,000 yen + 10% tax per person

  • 2 days guided cat skiing
  • 2 nights lodging accommodations
  • Mandatory avalanche gear
  • Roundtrip van transportation: Niseko to Shimamaki
  • Breakfast, mountain lunches, and Japanese-style dinners served at your accommodation.