Heli Skiing

Heli Ski bookings for the 2023-24 season will open in August. If you have preferred dates already, please contact us directly and we can put you down on the waiting list. Please note priority will be given to private charter bookings when reservations become available. 

Heli Skiing in Japan with Hokkaido Backcountry Club is one of the best ways to experience the deep powder and open runs found in Hokkaido. We run daily Heli Skiing trips from Niseko to the 1,107 meter Shiribetsu-Dake volcano in the beautiful town of Kimobetsu, famous for fresh powder lines and steep ridges covered in a beautiful birch forest.

184,000yen per person – 6 runs 

1,645,000yen – Private Charter (2hrs hobbs time)

HBC runs daily heli trips to the 1,107 meter Shiribetsu-Dake volcano, famous for fresh powder lines and steep ridges covered in beautiful birch forest.

 The average vertical here is 650 meters (2,130 feet) per run, which means you’ll be bagging over 3,000 meters of vertical with our full-day heli packages.

 All helicopter packages include professional guiding and safety instruction, along with snow safety equipment, including backpack, avalanche beacon and probe. We also provide complimentary transport services from local accommodations, and include guided resort skiing in case of inclement weather.

All prices include lunch, avalanche gear, and transportation to and from Niseko.


The heli skiing zone on Shiribetsu-Dake reaches up to 1,107 meters. The terrain is a mix of trees, steep chutes, and open glades. Slopes range from 20-40 degrees (a typical resort black run is 32º). Average runs are 650 meters long meaning you can expect to rack up over 3,000 meters of vertical with a full 6 run day. As with any heli ski terrain, the number of runs/day depends on the weather, avalanche conditions, and the group’s ability level.


Purchased brand new from Airbus in 2020, the EC130 is a single engine helicopter including all the latest technologies and a roomy cabin that can accommodate 1 pilot, 1 guide, and 5 passengers.  This is one of the quietest helicopters in the market and you can comfortably talk to your friends during the flight. Skis, snowboard, and backpacks will be stored in the basket outside of the helicopter during flights.