Hokkaido Storm Chaser - Reviews

Storm chaser

JACK FELDSHER
10/02/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    US
  • Month:
    February
Niseko
Wonderful light and deep snow but take note: these mountains are not steep compared w US or Cañada. Most have a few hundred feet of tight trees followed by long shallow runouts. Accommodations were quite nice and food was pretty good. Guides seemed competent and patient. I’ve never been in snow as deep and light as this so it was a real treat!

AWESOME

Don Western
08/02/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    70+
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    January
This was a bucket list trip but now I have to come back next year! if the body holds up. The snow was Epic as expected. Our guides were professional and our Driver Shin went out of his way to drive me around looking for goggles one night.
The accomodations were excellent. especially in Niseko. the unit had 3 rooms! good breakfast! in Asahikawa the room was smaller but the breakfast was excellent. both had good Onsen as well
Highly recommended trip

Best Ski Trip ever

Michael Du Pont
30/01/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    January
My friend and I did the seven day storm chaser and it was by far the best snowboard trip ever. We had powder every day, sometimes up to your waist the guides were excellent. We had Aimee for 3 days and Pat for 2 and they were awesome. They showed us fresh tracks on almost every run in the woods and had secret stashes. You definitely need to be advanced as you’re in the woods a lot. Our tour driver and guide for dinners for traditional Japanese dinners and culture was Tats - again he was awesome. We ate great Japanese cuisine, took us to Sake factories, local bars that very few westerners go to and to a Tyco drum bar where we taught all the customers how to do sake bombs. The other guys on the trip were great (which we were lucky). The onsets (natural spring hot tubs) were awesome. Japan Ski Tours were professionals and have everything organized and if their was a hiccup, they would fix it immediately. Would highly recommend them and can’t wait to book my next trip with them.

AWESOME!!!

mark harmon
29/01/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    United States
The most amazing trip, everything you hear about JAPOW is not true...it's BETTER!! JST organized a killer itinerary, our guides Aimee and Kevin were fantastic, and Shin our driver and insider was the man. Couldn't have been more fun. Bottomless powder at Mt Asahidake, like nothing I've skied before. I could go on and on...we're coming back!

Chasing Japanese Pow

Dennis Mah
14/03/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    March
Everything about the tour was excellent, accommodations, transport, food, skiing and especially Daniel, our ski guide. His enthusiasm was contagious especially when he found the hidden stashes of powder for us. Even better with the chest deep powder on the last day at Asahidake with fresh snow falling all day. Wasn't expecting much powder since it was near the end of ski season. Definitely come back. Will certainly recommend this trip to all my powder hound friends. Big thanks on a well run tour.

Awesome Trip

Richard Clements
12/03/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Japan
  • Month:
    March
What a trip. Could not be a better experience. Well planned, well executed and most importantly what a blast!!
Our guide - Brent - was amazing. He was safety conscious, well versed in the culinary experience and took us to ski waist deep when it was possible.
Could not recommend this trip enough!!

8-day Storm Chaser

John Warfield
24/02/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
The trip exceeded our expectations. In addition to visiting one of the most civilized countries in the world, the guides, the logistics, the accomodations, the food and above all the skiing were absolutely spectacular. Daniel, Luke, Pat, each made every moment of our trip a quality experience. Their attention to detail from zeroing in on awesome ski lines in a whiteout to making reservations at back street boutique restaurants were just a couple of the highlights that stood out

Worth Every Penny!

Matthew Kochman
12/04/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    March
I can't say enough about my experience with Brent and Luke. They run a killer operation. All the pre-trip prep was easy and clear thanks to Luke. There were no surprises and everything was very reasonably priced. Then once we arrived, Brent took over guide duties and boy did he deliver. Having a private van for a our group of 8 was perfect. Nice hotels, great meals, epic snow. Brent showed us everything and we didn't have to worry about anything. I can't recommend this highly enough.

jaPOW--Right in the Kisser!

Caleb Spaulding
23/03/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    U.S.A.
  • Month:
    March
The Group @ Furano Top of Furano
What a week. While at first we were a little distraught when the white out conditions on Monday and early Tuesday shut down the lifts at Niseko, essentially stranding us at our hotel, the week quickly turned around and showed us some amazing riding. Our guide, Brent "Powder" Potter, took the bull by the horns on the second day of the blizzard and helped us get creative and find a way to get some riding in.
When we did finally start hitting the lifts, groomers, and back country, he was very helpful in getting us down the best runs and into the deepest, freshest, and tastiest pow.
After we hung up the boards, skis, and boots for the evenings, Brent was a master at entertaining 8 adventurous and hungry dudes, taking us to small, authentic, and unique restaurants and bars. Needless to say, we never got bored, and never got tired of more powder and the breathtaking Japanese scenery.

I will be back!

Brent and JSA are the best

Andrew Horn
23/03/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    March
We did the 8 day and we couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Brent is a total pro and works his ass off to make the entire trip flow seamlessly.

We got held off the mountain on day 1, but Brent worked with us to literally drive the van to some residential areas that we could board down with fresh pow.

Every restaurant he took us to was unique and awesome.

The van comfortably fit us, so you could sleep in between resorts.

The hotels were all incredible and had an onsen in them so you could sauna every night when you got home.

We've been doing an international trip for four years and this was by far our favorite trip so far.

If you want some JAPOW - this is your trip.
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