Experience our Shimamaki snowcat programs and get ready to ride untouched powder on the Karibayama mountain range near the Sea of Japan!

Our season is limited to just 10 weeks and 12 members per trip. Our record for the most vertical skied in a day was 13runs (6,500meters) but the average has been  between 2,800 – 5,000 meters, or 9,000 – 15,000 vertical feet of powder snow per day. You’ll be staying in the sleepy, coastal village of Shimamaki, famous for it’s big mountains, trophy salmon fishing, and abundant seafood. Located two hours southwest of Niseko, Shimamaki is a cultural experience we believe makes this program about more than just skiing.

Prices include meals, avalanche gear, and transportation to and from Niseko.


2 day 2 night tour – 145,000 yen per person (includes 2 night of accommodation)

4 day 4 night tour – 275,000yen per person (includes 4 nights of accommodation)

Private Cat – 520,000yen per day (13,000yen per person/day for accommodation)


Visit Hokkaido Backcountry Club's website for more information.


Make the most of your Hokkaido powder vacation and let our guides take you to the deepest snow and most remote locations on the island. Choose from lift assisted off-piste day trips (minimal hiking), backcountry ski tours (using skins, snowshoes or splitboards) or join us for a longer multi-day journey around Hokkaido. 
Visit the Black Diamond Tour's website for more information.