Chicks Japan Progression Tour
Want to improve your snowboarding in the snowiest place on earth? The Mint Chicks Progression Tour allows women of all ages to improve their snowboarding in a down to earth and supportive environment
Your home base is magnificently located in one the oldest ski resort in Japan that’s famous not only for it’s impressive scenery, but also for the colossal amounts of snow that it scores each season.
Your coach will conduct your daily snowboarding sessions on the gentle, rolling terrain in and around Myoko where the uncrowded slopes are perfect for learning and progression. Your hosts and coaches have years of experience in making sure you achieve your goals. Not to mention they know how much fun it is to go riding with other women!
Boarder Ability LevelThis tour is perfect for novice to intermediate snowboarders.
If you are looking to step up your game and learn how to ride different types of terrain in different conditions, then this tour is for you! It doesn’t matter if you haven’t ridden (or even seen!) powder before.
The coaching and freeride sessions will get you confident to shred Myoko’s powder stashes. Even on the deepest days!
Our tours can be tailored to suit any level of rider, however to get the most out of the tour we recommend that you can comfortably link turns. If you are unsure about your ability level or if this tour is suitable please enquire to discuss.
If you’re travelling solo you won’t be alone. In fact our camp is perfect for solo travellers, your Mint host just match you up with someone to room with for the entire time. Not only are your coaches and guides with you on-mountain during the day, they keep the stoke going well into the night, so you’ll always have crew to hang out with and places to go.
The Ski Areas
Myoko Kogen is made up of four main ski areas
- Akakura Onsen
, Akakura Kanko
. Each ski area has excellent facilities including hooded chairs and/or gondolas
and on-mountain dining. Most importantly, Myoko is a lot quieter than the larger resorts such as Niseko & Hakuba, so lift lines are usually non-existent and on a powder day (which is often!) there are lots of opportunities for freshies well into the afternoon. Myoko receives a massive 14+ metres annually of dry Japan POW so the chances of a couple of deep powder days during the tour is very likely.
Myoko Kogen - 4 main ski areas
Abundance of light deep powder
A cute village.....
Our accommodation for the tour is centrally located in the middle of Akakura Onsen which is the main village.
A comfortable and cosy Japanese lodge with natural inspired interiors and modern facilities including a private indoor onsen (hot spring), drying room, restaurant, laundry facilities, chill-out room and English speaking staff.
Located central to all the restaurants and bars and only a 5 minute walk to the ski run.
All guests are accommodated in a twin share room, with Japanese bedding (futon). Bathing facilities located in the female only onsen on the ground floor of the lodge, there is also a private shower.
A home cooked breakfast is served every morning in the restaurant and dinners or special dietary requirements can be catered for on request. The lodge is equipped with free WIFI.
Communal dining area
A Typical Day
Each morning we’ll rise early for a group breakfast at the lodge. Your guide/coach will discuss the plan for the day, taking into consideration which resort will have the best conditions.
They will either make the call to ride the local resort by the lodge or to make the short bus ride to the neighbouring resorts.
You will have a morning coaching session where you’ll work on individual goals, break for lunch on mountain and then it’s up to you what you’d like to do.
Your afternoon’s can be spent freeriding with the hosts, exploring the village or relaxing at the lodge.
After riding each afternoon you will have a catch up back at the lodge with your guide & other guests. It’s also a great opportunity to jump in the onsen and soothe any aches from riding.
The group will typically head into the village at night to eat at one of the local restaurants. There are many Japanese dining options in the village. There are a few friendly bars in town for anyone wanting to explore the nightlife. Just remember, you’re going snowboarding tomorrow!
- 8 Nights twin share accommodation
- Breakfast daily
- Return scheduled bus transfers from Tokyo Narita Airport to Myoko
- 7 Day All Mountain lift pass
- 7 x half day group lessons ( 1:5 coach to guest ratio )
- Afternoon freeride sessions with coach and hosts
- Hosting throughout the tour
- Nightly tours to local restaurants and bars with Mint hosts
- Free access to Nitro Snowboards Powder board demo fleet
- Tokyo or Kyoto stopovers
- Day trips to snow monkeys
- Introductory backcountry days
Mint Tours Terms & Conditions
To secure your spot we require a $500 deposit with the balance paid 60 days prior to departure.
Group numbers are strictly limited.