HME Japan

Overall Rating

HME Japan

HME Japan5.0/55
HME Japan5.0 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
Powder Odyssey - chase the powder in Northern Honshu

HME Japan

Overall Rating

HME Japan5.0/55
HME Japan5.0 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
Hokkaido Mountain Experience (HME) is based in Niseko & Nozawa Onsen Japan. Hokkaido Mountain Experience provides professional private ski and snowboard lessons, resort tours, backcountry tours and custom ski and snowboard tours of Hokkaido & Honshu.

NB Covid 19 

HME will only take reservations for 20/21 tours and will not take deposits until borders are open for travel.

Terms & Conditions

ALL PRE-BOOKED TOURS. PAYMENT OF 20% OF THE BALANCE IS DUE WITHIN 14 DAYS OF BOOKING CONFIRMATION BEING SENT. THE BALANCE IS DUE IN FULL BY 1 DEC 2020.

CANCELLATION BY THE CUSTOMER AFTER 20% DEPOSIT IS PAID WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF DEPOSIT. CANCELLATION AFTER FULL BALANCE HAS BEEN PAID AND PRIOR TO 30 DAYS OF COMMENCEMENT OF TOUR WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF 50% OF TOTAL PRICE OF TOUR.

CHANGES DUE TO CONDITIONS AND WEATHER MAYBE ALTER THE ITINERARY TO INCREASE PARTICIPANT ENJOYMENT.

ADDITIONS or UPGRADES OUTSIDE THE AGREED PRICE, WILL BE INVOICED SEPARATELY.

PLEASE NOTE THAT A CANCELLATION ON MEDICAL GROUNDS PRIOR TO THE TOUR WILL REQUIRE A DOCTOR'S NOTE CONFIRMING THAT YOU ARE IN AN UNFIT CONDITION TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY SNOW SPORT ACTIVITY. IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE A DOCTOR'S NOTE THEN NO REFUND WILL BE OFFERED.

TOURS CANCELLED BY THE OPERATOR WHILST HIGHLY UNLIKELY WILL BE REFUNDED IN FULL.

Great Week of Skiing and Instruction!

Lisa
04/03/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Admin Rating
    3

Great Week of Skiing and Instruction!

Lisa
04/03/2020
Instructors Jack and Makenzie were experienced, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, encouraging, and patient. Based on weather and snow conditions, they managed to find great places to ski each day at a variety of resorts. As previously arranged, our group split into two for training, depending on skill level. Instructors then tailored their teaching to each person’s specific needs in each group. It was a wonderful week!

Awesome Hokkaido Powder Tour

Judi Fordyce
02/03/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    70+
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    5

Awesome Hokkaido Powder Tour

Judi Fordyce
02/03/2020
Chest deep in powder at Asahidake
My husband and I can’t say enough good things about the Powder Triangle Tour that we just completed with HME. We were thrilled with the skiing which couldn’t be better than in central Hokkaido. Even with the “worst snow in 40 years”, our guides, Jack and Mackenzie, found us plenty of powder. They monitored the weather daily, sometimes making the call of where to go, just before we left. All five of the people in our group felt that our skiing had improved over the 7 days, due in large part to the insightful instruction we were given. Our guides also went out of their way to take us a local onsen in the mountains, a local festival, and other off-slope activities. They provided excellent customer service. With two guides, the three more advanced skiers could do more off-piste powder, while the two of us with less experience learned to ski powder in the side country. We came back so excited that we can’t wait to book another tour next year.

Great Trip with Great Guides

29/02/2020

Eric Tucker

Powder Puppy
Powder Puppy

Eric Tucker

Powder Puppy
Powder Puppy
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA and Canada
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    4

Great Trip with Great Guides

29/02/2020
We just completed the Powder Triangle Tour and had a wonderful time. We were a group of 5 accompanied by two guides, Jack and Mackenzie, who were absolutely outstanding. Three of us were powder hounds and Jack found us fresh powder at every stop along the way. He provided expert instruction to a group of skiers with limited experience in deep powder. Mackenzie led a smaller group of less experienced skiers who she introduced to powder. We all left the tour feeling that our skiing had improved. They also went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed the tour, taking us to an outdoor onsen, an international festival and other apres-ski activities. Their enthusiasm and expertise made this a truly wonderful trip.

Tohoku Yuki Road Trip

Denis Lacroix
29/01/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    4

Tohoku Yuki Road Trip

Denis Lacroix
29/01/2020
HME’s fantastic and very experienced guide Pete created the perfect road trip of northern Honshu. It was the ideal mix of ski hills, slack-country and backcountry. Given, in general terms, it was a bit of a low tide (for Japan standards), Pete did an excellent job leading us to the pow stashes and staying very current on the weather so that we could modify our itinerary to hit the right spots at the right time; finding fresh turns every day. We followed the storms and reaped the benefits. The small crew of four clients was well paired and we really enjoyed shredding together. Our accommodations were really great and hitting a different onsen every day after riding was delightful. Can’t recommend this tour enough :)

Had so much fun riding with Pete!

Anna
24/10/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    2

Had so much fun riding with Pete!

Anna
24/10/2018
Our group of 6 booked Pete for a private road trip through the north of Honshu and we had a simply amazing time. We scored with the snow, but Pete also knew the best places off the beaten track to take us. It was honestly the trip of a life time and I would recommend this type of trip to any powder hound that likes to explore different areas and try some new areas.
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The Powder Triangle Tour DETAILS
Price p/p From price is based on quad-share
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese Yen inclusive of tax
*Display price may vary slightly due to fluctuation in exchange rates.
USD 3,187

POWDER CHASER or PROGRESSION
8 Nights | 7 Days Guided Skiing/Riding

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided-Progression | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price is based on quad-share
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese Yen inclusive of tax
*Display price may vary slightly due to fluctuation in exchange rates.
USD 3,187
The Powder Triangle is an adventure for those who want an amazing Hokkaido Mountain Experience that explores 3 zones of Hokkaido: Otaru, Furano & the vibrant city of Asahikawa. More
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Fixed Date(s)
Days
Price
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 08 - Jan 16, 2021
Days: 9
Price: USD 3,187
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Jan 18 - Jan 26, 2021
Days: 9
Price: USD 3,187
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Jan 28 - Feb 05, 2021
Days: 9
Price: USD 3,187
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Feb 18 - Feb 26, 2021
Days: 9
Price: USD 3,187
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Feb 28 - Mar 08, 2021
Days: 9
Price: USD 3,187
Availability: Available
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Custom Booking Period
Min Days
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Custom Booking Period: Jan 05 - Mar 31, 2021
Min Days: From 6
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Tohoku Yuki DETAILS
Price p/p From price is per person based twin/-share for 2021 group tour
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese Yen inclusive of tax
*Display price may vary slightly due to fluctuation in exchange rates.
USD 3,469

GUIDED ROAD TRIP NORTHERN TOHOKU
8 Nights | 7 Days Skiing | Up to 7 Ski Areas

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Sidecountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price is per person based twin/-share for 2021 group tour
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese Yen inclusive of tax
*Display price may vary slightly due to fluctuation in exchange rates.
USD 3,469
This hosted & guided road trip travels to the northern reaches of Tohoku and includes off the beaten track powder areas such as Zao Onsen, Tazawako, Appi Kogen, Geto Kogen, Aomori Spring & Hakkoda. More
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Fixed Date(s)
Days
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 18 - Jan 26, 2021
Days: 9
Price: USD 3,469
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Jan 23 - Jan 31, 2021
Days: 9
Price: USD 3,469
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Jan 28 - Feb 05, 2021
Days: 9
Price: USD 3,469
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Feb 18 - Feb 26, 2021
Days: 9
Price: USD 3,469
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Feb 28 - Mar 08, 2021
Days: 9
Price: USD 3,469
Availability: Available
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Custom Booking Period
Min Days
Price
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Custom Booking Period: Jan 04 - Mar 31, 2021
Min Days: From 5
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Fire & Snow DETAILS
Price p/p From price is based twin-share rooms (private room upgrade is extra & is subject to availability at time of booking)
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese Yen inclusive of tax
*Display price may vary slightly due to fluctuation in exchange rates.
USD 3,281

NOZAWA FIRE FESTIVAL & NEARBY AREAS
8 Nights | 7 Days Skiing/Riding

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided-Progression | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Sidecountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Advanced
Price p/p From price is based twin-share rooms (private room upgrade is extra & is subject to availability at time of booking)
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese Yen inclusive of tax
*Display price may vary slightly due to fluctuation in exchange rates.
USD 3,281
Enjoy powder skiing/riding whilst visiting some of the best ski areas in Nagano & Niigata including Nozawa Onsen, Lotte Arai, Myoko Kogen, Madarao/Tangram, Shiga Kogen & finish with the Nozawa Fire Festival. Also visit the snow monkeys, Matsumoto Castle, sake brewery & onsen. More
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Fixed Date(s)
Days
Price
Availability
Fixed Date(s): Jan 08 - Jan 16, 2021
Days: 9
Price: USD 3,281
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Jan 12 - Jan 20, 2021
Days: 9
Price: USD 3,281
Availability: Available
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