Japan Ski Tours

Overall Rating

Japan Ski Tours

Japan Ski Tours4.9/575
Japan Ski Tours4.9 out of 5 based on 75 reviews
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Japan Ski Tours

Overall Rating

Japan Ski Tours4.9/575
Japan Ski Tours4.9 out of 5 based on 75 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).

The most amazing snow trip I've ever been on. Eeeeeever.

Matt W
17/12/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Japan
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

The most amazing snow trip I've ever been on. Eeeeeever.

Matt W
17/12/2019
From the moment we stepped out of the cat into knee deep pow on the very first run of the tour, to the final moment we called stumps at 6.30pm under lights at a hidden, empty, powder-filled, lift accessed resort, this was the trip to end all trips. Our guides, led by the formidable Doug-e-san, took us on an adventure through the cultural, culinary, and untracked back country we had been dreaming of.

If you can ski deep pow, love Japanese food, are keen to duck a couple of cheeky ropes here and there and have a question in mind, then the answer is yes. Jump on any free spot this tour has. And don't forget to request a last hurrah at the 'Hills night ski venue, especially when its dumping.

Insane. Absolutely insane.

David Heath
09/04/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Insane. Absolutely insane.

David Heath
09/04/2019
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 Mah
05/04/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Chasing Japanese Pow II

Dennis Mah
05/04/2019
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 Cohen
22/03/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Frontier For Life - Frontier Explorer

Alex Cohen
22/03/2019
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 Makinson
05/03/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Highly reccomended

Kevin Makinson
05/03/2019
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 Johnston
03/03/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Canads
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    4

Incredible Snow - Remarkable Guides

Peter Johnston
03/03/2019
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 Nevers
02/03/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Did it again. Still GREAT!

Dan Nevers
02/03/2019
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!

Lammy
28/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

Oh what fun!

Lammy
28/02/2019
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 Shinners
27/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    4

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

Forrest Shinners
27/02/2019
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 Nicholas
26/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

Frontier Explorer

Andrew Nicholas
26/02/2019
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 Sinclair
18/02/2019
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