CAT Ski & Snowboard Tours

79,000Yen/Person Private Cat for up to 5 guests: 395,000Yen/Day Private CAT for up to 6 guests: 450,000Yen/Day

Includes: Door to door transport, Guided Ski Day, Lunch, Photo Package & Avalanche Safety Kit

Join us for an epic day of cat skiing in the Shiribeshi mountains of Hokkaido. Located about 30 minutes from Niseko, Rising Sun cats offers access to remote backcountry ski terrain for advanced skiers and snowboarders.  With no competition for the goods, you`ll have all day to lap up powder runs.

With 6 guests in each cat, we offer the smallest cat ski groups in Hokkaido… which means more fresh tracks for you.


  • Fully day of guided skiing / snowboarding
  • Door to door transport
  • Avalanche Safety Kit
  • Lunch


  • Regular Guest: 79,000Yen/person
  • Private CAT for up to 5 guests: 395,000Yen/cat/day
  • Private CAT for up to 6 guests: 450,000Yen/cat/day


  • Pick up at 8am from your accommodation
  • Typical trip returns between 4-5pm
  • Vertical drop is approximately 200 meters per run
  • Minimum age 13 years old.
  • Minimum 4 to operate at listed rates
  • Max 12 guests per day seated in 2 cats
  • 5-6 guests in each cat (groups will be separated by skill level unless there is a private cat)
  • 1 x lead and 1 x tail guide in each cat for the lowest guest to guide ratio in Hokkaido
  • ~8 runs per day (depending on conditions and skill level)

Recommended Skill Level

Rising Sun`s Cat ski operation takes place in uncontrolled backcountry terrain and is best suited to advanced and expert skiers / riders. While we do have some intermediate warm up terrain, the bulk of our cat ski area consists of steep, gladed powder skiing.

Skiers and riders should be confident skiing through trees, steep slopes and negotiating variable snow conditions to get the most out of the day.

Please note that our guides will select terrain best suited to the group but this can be difficult if there is wide range of skill levels. In these cases, our guides will find some terrain for weaker skiers and riders but in general we will work to cater to the stronger members of the group.

At times, this may mean that weaker skiers and riders will be asked to sit out for some runs if the guide deems that they are not sufficiently competent to safely ski/ride the run.

If you are uncertain about your ability level, please contact us for more information and to discuss if our cat ski terrain is suitable to you. Please note that there are 2 other cat ski operations in the Niseko area that are better suited to intermediate skiers and riders.

  • Avalanche safety equipment
  • Lunch, water, snacks
Please Bring:
  • Ski / snowboard equipment
  • Regular winter outerwear
  • Spare goggles (if you have some)
  • Extra layer

There is limited room in the cat for extra gear so please try not to overpack. We can however leave equipment at the cat base so if you`re not sure, bring it. Additional pre-trip information will be sent at the time of booking.