Overall Rating

Nagano Guided Days

Nagano Guided Days4/54
Nagano Guided Days4 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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    75%
  • Would Recommend
    75%

Nagano Guided Days - Reviews

Nagano Guided Days - Reviews

3 days in Shiga

Emily
10/02/2020
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

3 days in Shiga

Emily
10/02/2020
I had an incredible time with the powder culture team.
The pick up/drop off from Yudanaka to the ski resorts was super convenient, and meant you could enjoy the convenience of the larger town, without being too far from the snow.
My instructor Tyson was really informative and pushed my limits on the slopes. The guys really know their way around shiga kogen.
There was always something on offer in the evenings, whether it be karaoke or enjoying the culinary delights japan has to offer.
The experience was so much more enjoyable because of the great crew that Jase has put together. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, I’d go back in a heartbeat.

Time saver

David Mcintyre
21/01/2020
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    4

Time saver

David Mcintyre
21/01/2020
Japan this year in Jan 2020 has had lower than normal snow amounts which has made finding fresh powder a bit of a mission. In saying that it's all still there if you know where to look.
My mates and I have just finished riding Habuka, Myoko and ShigaKogen.

We decided to book a guided tour with Jason at Japan Powder Culture tours for our ShigaKogen leg.
We are advanced boarders and have over 20 years of riding, with multiple seasons spent travelling looking for snow.
Jason is the first guide that has been able to really understand what it is you a looking for in a guided tour, he took the thinking out of finding lines and freshies which made our day magic. He is very knowledgeable of the area and history of the place. The whole operational was a well oiled machine and provided a professional service at a reasonable price.
Our guide although on skis ripped and we were very happy at the skill and pace he operated at, he was safe and had good gear to hire.
I would and will be recommending these guys to our friends as on Shiga Kogen it is a huge and confusing area a guide is worth it to increase your fun days.

Cheers Powder culture.

Great trip

robert niles
18/01/2020
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Alpine Skier
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

Great trip

robert niles
18/01/2020
I just returned from Japan after a tour with japan powder culture tours headed by Jase Caulton and company. I started skiing when I was 60 years old 3 years ago.
I have been to South America, Austria,Canada,New Zealand.and the western and eastern United States. The Japanese trip has been the best.
Jase,John,Tyson and Fraser are absolute professionals who helped me correct bad habits I happen to fall into if left alone. I couldn’t have asked for a better team of instructors or guides. I’m already making plans to return next year with a snowboarding friend. I recommend the Japanese culture and experience but above all I recommend Japan Powder culture tours.
✌️
Bob Niles

Disorganised powder fun

Hgs
12/01/2020
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Alpine Skier
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    1

Disorganised powder fun

Hgs
12/01/2020
Jason was a friendly guide
Easy to organise session and pick up
Safe driving the hill
One good powder day: Jason had a good resort knowledge however little attention to safety. No transceiver check performed, no safety briefing or rendez vous point. Another team member got lost for 1.5h and wasn't told what the plan was. Limited respect for slower skiers leaving them behind
Other day was good but limited to piste skiing due to choice of resort and putting 2 very different ability groups together limited options. One participants got lost again for an hour with no plan B: poor guiding attention when getting on a lift
Jason also told some inappropriate stories
I have significant concerns about Jason's attention to safety and guiding
We also agreed that skis would be included but then we had to change dates as accommodation wasn't available but we were charged for this

NB this review is awaiting a response from the operator. Due to a low snow base, the only skiing was on-piste hence no safety briefing or transceiver check.