Japan Ski Tours

Overall Rating

Japan Ski Tours

Japan Ski Tours4.9/574
Japan Ski Tours4.9 out of 5 based on 74 reviews

Japan Ski Tours

Overall Rating

Japan Ski Tours4.9/574
Japan Ski Tours4.9 out of 5 based on 74 reviews
Japan Ski Tours is a premium Japan ski trip operator. With Japan Ski Tours (formerly Japan Ski Adventures) you can take the ski road trip of a lifetime to the best powder, cuisine, traditional cultural performances, hot springs (onsens), and lodging that Japan has to offer. On your Japanese ski tour or snowboard trip you can also take a bike ride around the best Kyoto temples, check out the Robot restaurant in Tokyo, or take a dip in a remote onsen. Don’t just ski Japan – feel it!

Japan Ski Tours offer different Japan ski and snowboard trips whether you're looking for an 8 day powder fix, a 13 day cross-Japan ski extravaganza, or an unguided road trip, Japan Ski Tours is your ticket to an unforgettable ski trip. JST is run by a group of bilingual guides who grew up in Japan. The company began with one single philosophy; that skiers and snowboarders who come to Japan should have more options to easily experience Japanese culture as well as its world famous pow.

Japan Ski Tours is part of the Japan Guides Group along with Fuji Mountain Guides.

Japan Ski Tours Terms & Conditions

Deposit and Full Payment

  • Deposit is 50% of the trip cost
  • The remaining balance is due one month before trip departure
  • Credit card payments may be made via Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express

Cancellation Policy

  • 30% cancellation fee for cancellations made more then 3 months before the start of your trip
  • 50% cancellation fee for cancellations made between 1-3 months before trip departure
  • No refund for any cancellations made less than one month before trip departure 

Cancellation by Japan Ski Tours
Japan Ski Tours reserves the right to cancel any program due to weather or route conditions. If a tour is canceled before commencing, due to weather or route conditions, then a full refund will be given; however, JST is not responsible for any additional expenses incurred in preparing for the program (i.e., airline tickets, equipment purchase or rental, hotel reservations).

Insane. Absolutely insane.

David Heath09/04/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February

Insane. Absolutely insane.

David Heath09/04/2019
Words cannot describe it. Snow is lived up the Japan hype. These guys run an unbelievable program -from the food to the local knowledge of the hills, everything far exceeded expectations.

Even the hotel accommodations were great. I'll be back again for sure.

Chasing Japanese Pow II

Dennis Mah05/04/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    February

Chasing Japanese Pow II

Dennis Mah05/04/2019
My second round and it did not disappoint thanks to our excellent guides Andre, Ume, Aimee and Andy. And a big thanks to the camera work of Ume, our great memories captured in pixels. Our tour ran like a well-oiled machine without any major hiccup. Despite the lack of freshy fallen snow, we were always lead to some almost untouched stashes. I will definitely be back. Though it would have been nice if our hotel in Otaru had an onsen.

Frontier For Life - Frontier Explorer

Alex Cohen22/03/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    February

Frontier For Life - Frontier Explorer

Alex Cohen22/03/2019
If you're looking for the best snow, and unbelievable culture, and guides that know what they are talking about Japan Ski Tours is the way to go. These guys know what they're doing. Knowledge about the terrain, and which mountains to go to. Great food, nightlife, and onsens. These guys have a place to crash if they ever need one stateside.

Highly reccomended

Kevin Makinson05/03/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February

Highly reccomended

Kevin Makinson05/03/2019
We had so much fun 2 years ago on the Storm Chaser trip that we came back this year for the Frontier Explorer trip! Once again, we were blown away by the experience. Daniel and Brent were excellent guides, both on and off mountain. So much fun and hilarity exploring the small ski resorts and the quirky parts of Japanese culture. Can't recommend highly enough!

Incredible Snow - Remarkable Guides

Peter Johnston03/03/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Canads
  • Month:
    February

Incredible Snow - Remarkable Guides

Peter Johnston03/03/2019
Home now from my first ski trip to Japan and am still grinning over the amazing conditions. Our group booked the Frontier Explorer tour. It should be called Powder Chaser because thanks to our incredible guides Daniel and Eric that's what we got to do for the week! And man, did we smash the powder thanks to their great knowledge of this region. To top off this unbelievable skiing, Daniel did a great job introducing us to the wonderful Japanese culture Apres Ski.
Five Plus Stars

Did it again. Still GREAT!

Dan Nevers02/03/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February

Did it again. Still GREAT!

Dan Nevers02/03/2019
Did this trip in 2017 and loved it. Went to Alps in 2018 and wished we had just repeated with Japan Ski Tours. So we got smart and returned to Japan Ski Tours in Feb 2019.

Highly recommended to everyone who loves powder, tree skiing and Japanese food.

Just like on our 2017 trip, the guides were terrific and the other guests were cool.

Will do it again!

Oh what fun!

Lammy28/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    January

Oh what fun!

Lammy28/02/2019
Recently went on the Frontier Explorer. Tour with 4 other friends. Had an amazing time - perfect group size and all were well matched in ability. Not one thing I could think of to improve things... skiing ✔️ accommodations ✔️ Choice of local eateries ✔️ Mode of transport ✔️ (Although a roof basket for skis would be welcome) guides ✔️✔️✔️ (Daniel and Eric were lots of fun)
Looking for an intro to “Japow”? Then this is the one for you! A word of caution however, the little beech trees that look flexible are NOT (hereafter known as the Japanese Cement Tree!!)
Take a few days before to see Tokyo, and take advantage of the amazing shipping to get gear sent from and tonthe airport - saves a LOT of grief!!

Japan Ski Tours is Amazing! : Frontier Explore trip was insane!!!

Forrest Shinners27/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    February

Japan Ski Tours is Amazing! : Frontier Explore trip was insane!!!

Forrest Shinners27/02/2019
Night Skiing in 3 ft of fresh snow!!
I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Japan ski tours. they added so much value. I have never done a tour or ski tour so I was extremely skeptical but I was blown away. there is no way I would have been able to replicate the experience we had on the frontier explore trip on my own for the same cost. it was literally my best ski trip ever and I have been skiing my whole life, been around the world, skiing resorts, Cats and helicopters. I will be going back next year again without question!

Frontier Explorer

Andrew Nicholas26/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February

Frontier Explorer

Andrew Nicholas26/02/2019
Truly fantastic tour of the Tohoku region of Japan.
Excellent guides and very professional, always willing to help get those extra tasks done and completed to make the trip an awesome experience.
Accomodation was excellent,dinners were great and good fun every night, lunches were always very good on the hill.
Powder snow and terrain knowledge was excellent too.
Plenty of spares for equipment failures carried by the guides and in the van.
Great tree skiing and cat tour!
Over all a 5 star rated powder tour.
I'll be back for sure!
Thank you Brent Daniel and the team at ski Japan.
Yours sincerely
Andrew Nicholas

Fantastic time!!!!

Rob Sinclair18/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    February

Fantastic time!!!!

Rob Sinclair18/02/2019
Just back from the Frontier Explorer trip with japanskitours and cannot begin to express how much fun we had!
We are a group of five experienced skiers from Canada (and a token American) who have traveled all over North America looking for powder trips. Our adventure for the legendary Japan "goods" did not disappoint!
Our main guide was Daniel, who was assisted by Eric for several days. These two gents were so much fun to ski with. Their intimate knowledge of the area helped immensely on a couple days with high winds and poor conditions. We did not have a day where we did not ski powder. I certainly will not forget the "chest deep" runs we managed to sneak in!
They are not kidding around when they advertise an authentic cultural experience! We really enjoyed the entertainment, food and activities off hill. It was great being away from the "westernized" ski areas. The benefit was that powder runs -not stashes -last for days!
Would recommend without hestitation!!

Japan Ski Tours

Mary-Anne Bedford04/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    January

Japan Ski Tours

Mary-Anne Bedford04/02/2019
5 thumbs up from our family group (Storm Chaser Hokkaido Jan 17-23/19) Exceeded our expectations!!!! I appreciated the friendly welcome of all the guides (Kevin, Ume, Aimee, Andy and Brent), punctuality, communication, and accommodations . Thanks for the cultural insights, great food and drink suggestions and safe travels. There's no way first time ski visitors could ever find the snow stashes you led us to. You matched us up with great people. Life time memories were made!

Japan Ski Tours

Noah Bedford29/01/2019
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    January

Japan Ski Tours

Noah Bedford29/01/2019
Awesome trip with Japan Ski Tours this January. I was dreaming about skiing Japan for years and it lives up to the hype thanks to our guides! I skied the deepest snow ive ever skied, and found fresh snow everyday even if it didnt snow the night before. It would have been a lot less pow and a lot more attempting to maneuver the mountains with out them. Thanks a tonne!!! Super appreciate the dream trip!

I love JaPow

Paul K28/01/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    January

I love JaPow

Paul K28/01/2019
Trip was amazing. So much powder. Brent and his crew were awesome. Our group had a wide range of skill level and they accommodated everyone including the 2 guys that were looking for big drops. Powder was deep and they knew spots that were untracked. This trip wasn't just a ski trip it was also a cultural experience as they took us to different Japanese cuisine. Trip was well organized and the only thing you had to worry about is your next turn. I would highly recommend.

JST Ski Experience

Linnaea26/01/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    January

JST Ski Experience

Linnaea26/01/2019
Amazing trip! The guides were great and made the experience what it was, the various restaurants we got to try out had delicious food, and the snow was deep. Would totally recommend to others looking for a great off piste ski experience.

3 days of guided trips from Morioka

Ron25/01/2019