Heli Skiing – 6 Run Big Mountain

Shiribetsu-Dake is just a short drive from the Niseko area making heli skiing in Niseko the perfect highlight to your powder holiday.

There are few things more exhilarating than being shuttled up the mountain in a helicopter. There are also few better experiences than being dropped off on the top of a volcano at 1,107 meters with 360-degree views and steep powder lines for the taking.
All helicopter packages include professional guiding and safety instructions, along with snow safety equipment (backpack, avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe). We also provide complimentary transport services from local accommodations.

Prices and Inclusions

Price: 160,000 – 20% Japanese local discount = 128,000 yen per person

  • 6 runs of guided heli skiing
  • Mandatory avalanche safety equipment (includes free ABS avalanche airbag)
  • Lunch
  • Roundtrip van transportation: Niseko/ Rusutsu to Shiribetsu Dake

Sample Itinerary

7:00 – Pickup time from Niseko (7:50 for Rusutsu)

8:00 – Arrive to heli pad

8:00 – Avalanche and heli briefing

9:00 – Start shredding (lunch will be taken between this time, there is no set time since we are going to fly if there is a short window)

15:00 – 16:30 – Last run

16:00 – 17:30  – Transfer to Niseko

Terrain

The heli skiing zone on Shiribetsu-Dake reaches up to 1,107 meters. The terrain is a mix of trees, steep chutes, and open glades. Slopes range from 20-40 degrees (a typical resort black run is 32º). Average runs are 650 meters long meaning you can expect to rack up over 3,000 meters of vertical with a full 6 run day. As with any heli ski terrain, the number of runs/day depends on the weather, avalanche conditions, and the group’s ability level.

Helicopter

Purchased brand new from Airbus in 2020, the EC130 is a single engine helicopter including all the latest technologies and a roomy cabin that can accommodate 1 pilot, 1 guide, and 5 passengers.  This is one of the quietest helicopters in the market and you can comfortably talk to your friends during the flight. Skis, snowboard, and backpacks will be stored in the basket outside of the helicopter during flights.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Full day: If we need to cancel the full trip due to weather, snow stability, mechanical issue, or unforeseen emergency, or offer a guided lift-assisted day trip to Rusutsu and refund the difference in price (83,000yen per person).
 
Partial Day: If a cancellation due to weather or mechanical issue occurs part way through the day, we will refund you for the runs not skiied (14,000 yen per run/ person) .

Heli Skiing Shiribetsu Dake