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Though designed for snow removal, did you know that Hachimantai’s snow caterpillars (also known as snowcats) also provide rides through the region’s backcountry?  Ride out to the pristine and otherwise inaccessible Daikoku Forest (formerly the Hachimantai Ski Area) and carve up some of the finest powder in the world in the vast stretches of Hachimantai’s snowy backcountry.

The powder doesn’t get much better than here; whether sliding down on it on a snowboard or skis, we’re certain you’ll love it!

In order to provide fun and safe options for both experienced riders seeking a challenge as well as those who’d prefer a more laidback experience, CLUBMAN offers two flexible options for Cat Skiing, CAT&RIDE and CAT&HIKE. The CAT&HIKE requires skins or snowshoes and involves hiking about an hour to Mt. Chausu. The CAT&RIDE also involves short hikes so the runs always go through virgin powder.

Details

Period:
  • Every day from January 8, 2022 to March 21, 2022
Target:
  • Intermediate level and above for both skiing and snowboarding
* Please contact us if you are uncertain about your level.
Equipment / Mochimono:
  • Skiing Gear:
    • Skiing gear: Ski (alpine, telemark, AT), snowboard
    • * Hike equipment may be required for cat and ride tours.
    • If you do not have it, please contact us.
  • Required Equipment:
    • Avalanche Beacon
    • Excavator
    • Probe
    • Backpack
    • Hike Equipment (Seal or Snowshoe)
    • Pole with Rowder Ring
    • * Ski center width 85 mm or more especially in high season Is recommended.
    • * Carving skis are not allowed.
    • * There is a powder ski rental available.
    • * We recommend wearing a helmet when sliding on this guided tour. (Paid rental available)
  • Action Food:
    • Items that can replenish energy during breaks (Bread, Rice Balls, Energy, Drinks, etc.)
    • Please bring your own action meal for lunch.
Meeting / Time:
  • Cat & Hike Tour
    • 7:30 LODGE CLUBMAN
    • Meeting / Reception / Equipment Confirmation / Explanation
    • 8:00 Departure
    • 8:30 Cat Ride ~ All Day Tour ~
    • 14:00 Tour End
    • 14:30 LODGE CLUBMAN Return / Dissolution
  • Cat & Ride Tour
    • 8:30 LODGE CLUBMAN
    • Meeting / Reception / Equipment Confirmation / Explanation
    • 9:00 Departure
    • 9:30  Cat Ride ~ All day tour ~
    • 14:00 Tour End
    • 14:30 LODGE CLUBMAN Return / Dissolution
Time Required:
  • 〜6.5h

Price Information

Price:

Cat & Hike Tour

  • Physical Fitness Level ★★☆
  • Gliding Level ★★☆
  • 1 cat & hike up to Mt. Chausu (about 1 hour)
  • Permanent
    • ¥22,000 / person Capacity 8 Name
    • * The event will be held for a total of 2 or more guests.
  • Chartered guide (* Group has its own guide. 6 or more guides 2 people)
    • 2 people ¥55,000 / person
    • 3 people ¥44,000 / person
    • 4-5people ¥38,500 / person
    • 6 people ¥26,400 / person
    • 7-8people ¥22,000 / person
    • * Guide charter Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays ¥2,200 / additional person
  • Included in the price
    • Cat ride fee, guide fee, insurance fee (only for those living in Japan)
  • Tour confirmed date
    • Please check on the official website.

Cat & Ride Tour

  • Physical Fitness Level ★☆☆
  • Gliding Level ★☆☆
  • 3-4 cats Daikoku Forest (former Hachimantai ski area) Ride
  • * There is no hike-up.
  • * Altitude difference 500m (950m-1450m) Maximum running distance 3200m
  • Permanent
    • ¥29,700 / person Capacity 8 Name
    • * A total of 2 guests or more will be held.
  • Chartered Guide (* A dedicated guide is attached to the group. 6 or more guides 2 people)
    • 2 people ¥62,700 / person
    • 3 people ¥51,700 / person
    • 4-5people ¥44,000 / person
    • 6 people ¥36,300 / person
    • 7-8people ¥29,700 / person
    • * Guide charter Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays ¥2,200 / One person extra cat charter (including guide fee)
  • Cat Charter (including guide fee)
    • Please contact us.
  • Included in the Price
    • Cat ride fee (3-4 bottles a day)
    • Guide fee
    • Insurance fee (only for those living in Japan)

*Please contact us for cat charter and guides such as shooting and events.
*Coordination of the service section is also possible.

  • Tour Confirmed Date
    • Please check on the official website.
Rental Items:

* All necessary gear can be rented.

  • Powder Ski: ¥4,400
  • Seal / Snowshoe: ¥1,650
  • Powder Pole: ¥1,100 
  • Backpack: ¥1,100
  • Avalanche Gear Set: ¥2,200
  • Helmet: ¥550
Accommodation information:

* Participants in this program can stay at a directly managed LODGE CLUBMAN at a special price.

  • 2 people 1 room /
    • 1 night 2 meals ¥10,450
    • 1 night breakfast ¥8,800

    *Heating fee included

  • 3 people 1 room /
    • 1 night 2 meals ¥9,350
    • 1 night breakfast ¥7,700

    *Including heating fee

* ¥550 on Saturdays and the day before public holidays, plus ¥1,650 on 12/26-1/2.
* If one room is used by one person, the charge for one room for two people will be plus ¥4,070.

Pick-Up Information:

  • * We will pick you up at hotels, pensions, and inns in the Appi / Hachimantai area free of charge. (Limited to reservations for 2 or more people)
  • * Please contact us for access from outside the area.
  • * We will give you free photos and videos taken on the day. Please bring a memory card of 4GB or more.
Note:
  • The event will be held for a total of 2 or more guests.
  • Cat operation will be Hachimantai Cat Tours . It will be held according to the operation schedule.
  • Cat is a complete reservation system, so we may not be able to accept it on your desired schedule. Please contact us as soon as possible. (There is a relatively high possibility that reservations can be made on weekdays.)
  • It may not be possible to hold the event depending on the weather conditions.
  • The number of cat rides may not reach the specified number due to weather, snow conditions, progress, mechanical troubles, etc. Depending on the situation, some refunds may be given.
  • If the cat cannot be operated due to mechanical trouble, etc., the tour may be switched to a normal hike-up tour.
    • There is a simple rest area and public toilet at the cat station.
    • Please check other common items .
    • Domestic travel accident insurance is not available for foreign guests visiting Japan.
    • Please contact us as you will need to purchase insurance for foreigners visiting Japan separately.
Cancel:
* If you cancel after applying, the following cancellation fee will be charged.
  • 21 days ago ~ 30%
  • 3 days ago ~ 50%
  • The day before / the day 100%
Reservation:
  • * Reservations are by request from 2 people .
  • * If the tour will be held on the day, one person can apply. Please apply by phone or using the designated form at least 3 days in advance .

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