Catskiing with Hokkaido Backcountry Club

Last weekend on the 6th we were lucky enough to be invited on Hokkaido Backcountry Club’s test day operating the their snowcat tour. The HBC team have worked tirelessly over the last year or more with the support of Shimamaki town to get the tours happening and the dream is now a reality. In a nut shell the snowcat tours give people the chance to safely ski or snowboard laps through the expansive terrain of Karibiyama guided by professionals.

Dreamy terrain and deep tracks

Dreamy terrain and deep tracks

To find out more about the tours and what to expect checkout the Cat Ski page on the HBC website. Below are a bunch of shots from our trip where we had awesome snow but not he best visibility but check out the HBC facebook page for some more recent bluebird shots – woah! In our opinion this tour is one of the best trips we have ever done and can’t wait to get back out there!!

HBC Test Day, 6 February 2016

HBC Test Day, 6 February 2016

Clayton and the mayor of Shimamaki ready to rock

Clayton and the mayor of Shimamaki ready to rock

All aboard

All aboard

En route

En route

Fluffy pow

Fluffy pow

Mid run re-group

Mid run re-group

Pick up #1

Pick up #1

Lead guide Garret leading the charge into the steep n deep

Lead guide Garret leading the charge into the steep n deep

Yummy

Yummy

Kiril slicing and dicing

Kiril slicing and dicing

Adam enjoying the view

Adam enjoying the view

Will working it

Will working it

Nicole looking good

Nicole looking good

HBC guide and resident powder hound Chris

HBC guide and resident powder hound Chris

Whiteroom

Whiteroom

Brian charging

Brian charging

Kiril with his eyes on the prize

Kiril with his eyes on the prize

Will feeling his way down the hill

Will feeling his way down the hill

Clayton smearing mushrooms

Clayton smearing mushrooms

What a day!

What a day!

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