Chisenupuri Cat Skiing
Reservation for 2022 - 23 season has opened!
For the 2022/23 ski season the Chisenupuri ski area and historic warming hut will be open for Niseko unguided cat skiing day trips. Our snow cats allow small groups up to 12 skiers and boarders to be shuttled to the top of the old ski runs giving you access to your own Japanese powder experience for the day.
Dates of Operation:
December 23 2022 - Mar 30 2023
Group Rates: 60,000 yen per person
Private Rates: 690,000 yen (up to 12 people)
Mandatory avalanche gear, lunch, onsen ticket, and transfers to/from Niseko
*note that the Yukichichibu onsen is closed on Tuesdays
8:00 – Pick up at your accommodations in Niskeo
9:00 – Arrive at Chisenupuri
9:15 – Avalanche briefing
9:30 – Start shredding
12:00 – Lunch
4:00 – Shuttle returns to Niseko
Cat Skiing Terrain
At Chisenupuri cat skiing, the snowcat drops you off at 832 meters and runs descend an average of 280 vertical meters. The terrain is a mix of wide open extinct ski runs, well spaced trees, and glades. The terrain here is perfect for mixed groups. More advanced skiers and riders can take tree runs, find small pillows, and jibs while clients who are just learning to ski backcountry conditions and deep powder will find the runs from the old ski resort a perfect place to hone these skills. All of the runs return back to the same base area making it easier to explore the mountain. On average guests ski and ride 3,360 vertical meters of powdery snow per day. As with any cat ski terrain the amount of runs/day depends on weather, and the groups ability level!
The bridge crossing over the Yuki Chichibu natural hot spring is possibly the most unique backcountry experience in Japan. A day at Chisenupuri also includes a hearty lunch and a pass to Yukichichibu hot spring, the perfect way to end your powder-filled day!
Base Elevation: 555m
Top of ski area: 830m
Chisenupuri peak: 1135m
Type of lift: 13 passenger snowcat (cat skiing and boarding)
Max number of guests/day: 13
Average snowfall: 15m (at base)