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Hokkaido Storm Chaser

Hokkaido Storm Chaser5/534
Hokkaido Storm Chaser5 out of 5 based on 34 reviews
  • Recommend
    100%
  • Would Revisit
    94%
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Hokkaido Storm Chaser - Reviews

Hokkaido Storm Chaser - Reviews

Have been twice

04/11/2023

Mike B

Powder Puppy
Powder Puppy

Mike B

Powder Puppy
Powder Puppy
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    2

Have been twice

04/11/2023
We have been on this tour twice (2020 and 2023). Snow was low in '20 but we still had plenty of fun, on and off piste, that we came back in 2023. Love the guides and the knowledge they have of all the resorts we visited. Are looking forward to coming back in 2025!!
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Great Skiing, Great Food

Will
09/02/2023
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    4

Great Skiing, Great Food

Will
09/02/2023
Great Food, Great Skiing. Exactly as advertised. They take you to great sidecountry powder and great restaurants. Guides were friendly and fun. Hotels were great. Food was delicious. Even though there weren't the 2' dumps of my dreams, the skiing and snow was excellent.
Note for those of you who have never been skiing in Japan -- the terrain is all mellow trees with fantastic powder. If that's not your jam, look elsewhere.
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Incredible tour with Japan Ski Tours - Hokkaido Storm Chaser!

Ananda
04/03/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    4

Incredible tour with Japan Ski Tours - Hokkaido Storm Chaser!

Ananda
04/03/2020
We had an absolutely wonderful time on the Hokkaido Storm Chaser tour. Though we were at the lower end of the skiing ability in the group (though hopefully still above the minimum threshold defined for the tour) we had an amazing time. All of the guides were professional, super helpful, and very fun to be around. The tour itself ran like clockwork and we never had to worry about any logistics throughout. The guides took us to spots on the mountain we never could have found on our own, so we had way more fun than we could have possibly done on our own at the same resorts and ski areas. The descriptions for lodging set low expectations (i.e. their descriptions indicate small rooms, etc.) but we found the lodging to be great at both hotel locations we stayed with rooms comparable in size to where we've stayed in European resorts. As promised, the guides also took us to very tasty restaurants for meals throughout the trip. I just got back and I already want to book this trip again!
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Hokkaido Powder Chaser Tour A++

Rainey
03/03/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    4

Hokkaido Powder Chaser Tour A++

Rainey
03/03/2020
Excellent, excellent trip can or recommend more highly! If you are looking for lift-accessible deep dry powder in Japan and are comfortable skiing country this is THE trip for you! It was a “low” year in Japan yet the Japan Ski Tour team made sure we were skiing in at least knee deep stuff every day and checked the forecast to see where the best snow would be each day. We skied everything from big resorts to active volcanos. Had a blast! Guides all very enjoyable, professional and spoke great English. Food choices were all true delicious Japanese cuisine and hotels were all 4 star. Also stopped at several Onsens which really added to the experience. When I come back to ski again in Japan will likely sign up for this tour again. If this kind of terrain is in your wheelhouse you will not regret going to Japan with this group.
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Amazing Family Trip

Brian Wineke
25/02/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

Amazing Family Trip

Brian Wineke
25/02/2020
Our family of 4 (15 year old daughter and 13 year old son) had an amazing trip. We kept hearing that it was a light snow year in Japan which is amazing since we found fresh snow every day including one epic day at Asahidake where we all got face shots. Our guides were amazing; Andre, Andy and Ume in Furano and Ashley and Aimee in Otaru. The guides made great mountain choices and always found us the goods. The trip was well planned from the hotels, to the meals, to the Onsen trips. We highly recommend the trip and look forward to coming back
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Good trip

Stephen Smith
25/02/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    1

Good trip

Stephen Smith
25/02/2020
Great trip
Good destinations and pretty flexible
Felix a fantastic guide
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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.
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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!
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Japan Ski Tours

Mary-Anne Bedford
04/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

Japan Ski Tours

Mary-Anne Bedford
04/02/2019
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!
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I love JaPow

Paul K
28/01/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

I love JaPow

Paul K
28/01/2019
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.
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