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    HOSTED & GUIDED TOUR
    9 Days | 8 Nights | 6 Days Riding
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    USD 1,964
    Ability: Strong Intermediate to Advanced
    Ideal for snowboarders getting used to riding deeper powder. Experience the rich Japanese culture of Myoko Kogen and its famous deep, deep powder. Also head to Madarao where you will ride the renowned trees.
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    Inclusions
    • 8 nights twin share accommodation & breakfast
    • 6 days of lift tickets
    • Hosting & guiding
    • Access to Nitro Powder Boards demo fleet, photographer, video
    • Airport transfers to/from Narita & between resorts
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    Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Sidecountry
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    Jan 04 - Jan 12, 2018
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    Madarao and Myoko Tour

    Myoko and Madarao have some of the easiest off-piste runs in Japan making it perfect for intermediate riders wanting to improve their tree and powder riding skills. If you want to ride deep powder in perfectly spaced trees, then this tour is perfect for you. Both Myoko and Madarao leave many wide open runs un-groomed which is the perfect way to get used to riding powder.

    During the tour there will be a professional snowboard photographer on hand capturing all the action. At the end of the sessions you’ll be able to download all the images from the day.

    This tour is running at the the peak of the snow season and at this time of year the Nagano and Niigata region gets hammered with consistent storms that bring massive quantities of light, dry powder snow. Due to its close proximity to the Sea of Japan this region scores the highest annual snowfall on Japan’s main island of Honshu. With stats like this, powder is virtually guaranteed.

    The tour is kicked off in Myoko Kogen where you will explore the 4 resorts on offer. This place has a huge amount of terrain and is consistently one of the guide’s favourite places to ride. After spending 4 days hitting all of our secret powder stashes we will head over to Madarao Kogen. This resort has amazing gladed tree runs, epic natural halfpipes and a supernatural freeride terrain park; freeriding heaven. Both resorts have great natural hot springs to rest weary legs and will immerse you in a real Japanese cultural experience.

    All airport and resort transfers are included and the tour is fully hosted by Mint Tours. To keep you afloat in the deep Japan powder, all guests get access to the Mint Tours' fleet of powder boards from Nitro Snowboards.

    Optional Backcountry Day

    Madarao and Myoko both have amazing backcountry terrain. Intermediate and advanced riders may opt to add a fully guided backcountry day.

    Guides

    Your professional guides have an in-depth knowledge of the local area, terrain and conditions. You can be assured the guides will always find you the best snow conditions available. The guides' goal is to get everybody on tour enjoying themselves and pushing your riding in a relaxed and fun environment.

    Small Group Numbers

    The guests to guide ratio is 6 : 1. Mint like to keep the group sizes small so you can get the most out of your time with Mint. There’s nothing worse than riding with a large group, especially on a powder day! The guides are on-snow every day. At night there are hosts on hand to show you around the local area. With the small groups, you’ll feel like part of the crew and not just another face in the crowd.

    Optional Backcountry Snowmobile Tours

    Mint Tours offer day trips to a private backcountry zone where you get the opportunity to ride high powered backcountry snowmobiles in deep, un-tracked snow. All safety equipment and instruction is provided.

    Solo Travellers

    If you’re travelling solo you won’t be alone. In fact the tour is perfect for solo travellers, and you are matched up with someone to room with for the entire time. Not only are the guides with you on-mountain during the day, they keep the stoke going well into the night, so you’ll always have people to socialise with and places to go.

    Ability Level

    Our tours can be tailored to suit any level of rider, however to get the most out of the guiding sessions we recommend that you can comfortably ride intermediate terrain. If you are unsure about your ability level or if this tour is suitable please contact us.

    Myoko

    The accommodation for the tour is centrally located in the middle of Akakura Onsen which is the main village of Myoko Kogen. A comfortable Japanese style lodge including free wifi, a private onsen (hot spring), private shower, drying room, restaurant, laundry facilities, bar and 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) and shared bathroom.

    A full breakfast is served every morning in the restaurant.

    Madarao

    The accommodation for the tour is directly across the road from the ski run, at the Monaile Hotel. A comfortable and modern hotel with facilities including free wifi, an indoor private onsen (hot spring), drying room, restaurant, laundry facilities and English speaking staff. Strap in and ride down to the closest chairlift.

    All guests are accommodated in a twin share room, with western bedding and en suite.

    A buffet breakfast is served every morning in the restaurant.
    A typical day on tour will consist of an rise early for a group breakfast at the lodge. The guides will discuss the plan for the day, taking into consideration which resort will have the best conditions. The call will be made to ride the local resort by the lodge or to make the short bus ride to the neighboring resorts.

    The guides will be riding with the group every day to help find the best snow and terrain to best suit everyone. You have the option of riding with the guides, breaking into your own groups, exploring the town or just relaxing in an onsen for a well earned break.

    Each night the group will head into the village to eat at one of the local restaurants and after dinner there will always be tours to local bars for anyone wanting to explore the nightlife.

    Inclusions

    Your tour includes:

    • 6 days on-mountain guiding with unlimited access to Nitro Powder Boards demo fleet
    • Professional photographer on hand to capture all the action
    • Photos from your tour
    • Video edit capturing all the action from the tour
    • 4 day all mountain lift ticket, Myoko
    • 2 day lift ticket, Madarao
    • Daily hosting
    • Nightly tours to local restaurants and bars with host
    • 5 nights twin share accommodation at Lodge Akarien, Myoko
    • 3 nights twin share accommodation at Mon Aile Hotel, Madarao
    • Breakfast daily in Myoko and Madarao
    • Return Airport transfers, Tokyo Narita Airport
    • Myoko to Madarao private transfer
    Inclusions
    • 8 nights twin share accommodation & breakfast
    • 6 days of lift tickets
    • Hosting & guiding
    • Access to Nitro Powder Boards demo fleet, photographer, video
    • Airport transfers to/from Narita & between resorts
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    Mint Tours Terms & Conditions

    A $500 deposit per person required to secure booking with balance payable 60 days prior to departure.

    All bookings are subject to Mint Tours terms and conditions and subject to availability at time of booking.