WAPUTIK CANADA is the guiding service in Canadian Rockies. Let's enjoy the beautiful and breathtaking mountains by walking and skiing & snowboarding!!

WAPUTIK is the mountain goat in Nakoda native language. Mountain goats is the best climber in mountains and travelling everywhere freely in any seasons. They behave like a mountain god, called in Japanese "SENNIN", who lives in mountains all the time and knows everything about mountains. 



Katsu is originally from Ehime, Japan and settled in Banff Alberta since 1999. He mainly works for CMH(Canadian Mountain Holidays) as a heli ski guide in winter. He also does a ski touring guiding in Canadian Rockies when he is not heli skiing. Additionally, he has been working in Mt Norquay as a ski patrol/avalanche forecaster for many years.  In summer, he works as a Via Ferrata guide in Mt Norquay. Also he has worked as a hiking guide since 2000 in Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains.



  • Association of Canadian Mountain Guides(ACMG):ACMG Ski Guide, Hiking Guide, Via Ferrata Guide, Top-Rope Climbing Instructor
  • Canadian Avalanche Association(CAA):CAA Professional member
  • Avalanche Canada(Avalanche Canada):AST Level 1 & 2 Instructor
  • Interpretive Guides Association(IGA) : IGA Professional member, Group Management Instructor
  • Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance(CSIA):CSIA LEVEL 2 Ski Instructor