Mint Tours

Overall Rating

Mint Tours

Mint Tours4.8/531
Mint Tours4.8 out of 5 based on 31 reviews
Wagner Custom Skis

Mint Tours

Overall Rating

Mint Tours4.8/531
Mint Tours4.8 out of 5 based on 31 reviews

Ski & Snowboard Tours

Mint Tours Terms & Conditions

A $500 deposit per person required to secure booking with balance payable 60 days prior to departure.

All bookings are subject to Mint Tours terms and conditions and subject to availability at time of booking.

Canada Road trip 2018

Benny17/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February

Canada Road trip 2018

Benny17/03/2018
Went on the Canada road trip 2018. Was so epic to see and snowboard this beautiful part of the world, but to also have top notch local knowledge on hand to get us to the best spots on the day, really topped it off. Hayden the local guide took us to some rad terrain, that would've taken weeks to find on our own.
Dave, our other guide from NZ was a mad addition to have along too, really knowledgable on all aspects of snowboarding, and his tips had people shredding way above the level they started at the beginning of the trip.
Both fellas were really chill, down for a laugh, and good fun to share the road with. Would absolutely recommend this trip to anyone wanting explore and shred some of the more epic places in Canada, while having a rad time doing it!

Mint Tours - A Must Do!

Miguel18/07/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February

Mint Tours - A Must Do!

Miguel18/07/2017
First time in Niseko & thought to go on a tour (first time experiencing a tour). Best decision we made. From the point of first contact with Jarred & the team at Mint Tours, right through the trip with Hayden, our guide, everything was awesome. We were intermediate to advanced, but the guide can cater for anybody. It was so good not having to think of the best runs to go on, Hayden just took us to the best pow and boosters on the mountain. Highly recommend, & I think all my trips will now include a Mint Tours component. Thanks to the team & happy shredding!

All rounder tour - book it!

Sarah fabri18/06/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    August

All rounder tour - book it!

Sarah fabri18/06/2017
I did the all rounder tour and it was an epic week! We had amazing conditions, the crew were always so helpful and guided us around the mountains and the town which is incredibly beautiful. The accommodation was great too and walking distance to the town. I also did the optional activity heli-skiing and it was one of the best days of my life. I loved this tour so much I went on and did a heli skiing tour with mint the following week in Methven. I'd 100% recommend this tour, It was a fun time so book it!

Mint All Rounder Tour

Rhett16/06/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    New Zealand
  • Month:
    August

Mint All Rounder Tour

Rhett16/06/2017
This is one of the best boarding/skiing getaways going! Fantastic value for money and you get to see all of the major resorts in one week, as well as being picked up and dropped off from the Airport. Based in Queenstown, the Mint Tour crew drive you to the local resorts of the Remarkables and Coronet Peak and also to Wanaka to board/ski in Cardrona and Treble Cone. For someone that has never boarded in NZ before it was great to get a taste of all that Queenstown and Wanaka had to offer. The itinerary is flexible depending on weather and which resorts will have the best conditions. Nights out were also fun and everyone had input into which restaurant we'd like to go to. I also added the Heli as an optional extra through Mint Tours. I'd never done this before and had an absolute ball with four others tour members, having the whole mountain range to our self for the day. Highly recommend the Heli and I've already booked in for my next tour as it is just so easy having accommodation, airport transfers, lift passes and private transport to and from the mountain organised for you. Highly recommend.

Niseko Freeride Tour - Best time!

Jac Hedditch13/06/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February

Niseko Freeride Tour - Best time!

Jac Hedditch13/06/2017
My husband and I did the Freeride tour in Feb 2017. We hadn't been to Hokkaido before so we were looking for a good taster tour. This was just what we were after.

Mint Tours are great to deal with - super friendly and helpful both planning your trip and while you are there. The guides are great for making sure the group gets what they want out of the tour - whether it's a laid back day or from the minute the lifts start til when they stop hunting the freshest pow.

Mint also hooked us up with access to Nitro powder boards which was great!

Browny was a super knowledgeable guide - knows all the good spots and will make sure you are hitting the best possible locations each day. Browny even went out of his way on several occasions for the group - trips into the nearby hardware store for superglue for a pair of broken boots and pointing some of the rest of the group in the right direction for their time in Niseko after the tour.

Will definitely be booking with Mint Tours again.

Thanks Jarred and Browny!

Sick^Rad

Ashan Perera31/05/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February

Sick^Rad

Ashan Perera31/05/2017
I am so grateful to have done this tour with Mint. Everything was organised really well from the pre trip planning to the very end. Had an awesome guide (Browny) who took us to all the best spots and was a fun dude to be around. I cannot speak highly enough of this tour. If you are thinking about booking this, stop thinking and pull the trigger- hope you have as much fun as I did!!

10/10

Luke mogford30/05/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    January

10/10

Luke mogford30/05/2017
Would never feel anymore welcomed or any safer under the guides at mint tours. Have gained the bedt memories and learnt some of the the best knowledge from my 2 tours, being the all rounder tour in New Zealand and the niseko free ride tour in Japan. Honestly wouldn't bother with any other tour crews and I'm sure I can name at least 3 other people that would vouch for me.

Absolutely mint!

Niseko Freeride Tour

Ryan Formica30/05/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    January

Niseko Freeride Tour

Ryan Formica30/05/2017
We wouldn't have been happier for our first trip over to Japan from the United States for skiing. Jared, Claire, Browny, and the crew were a pleasure to work with and made everything from booking to finding the best lines in the morning as easy as could be.

Awesome riding in the best terrain

Josh Donaldson30/05/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    January

Awesome riding in the best terrain

Josh Donaldson30/05/2017
During 2017 I was fortunate enough to grab a spot on the much sought after Mint Tours Freeride Tour. Having heard some really solid reviews about their operation up north I decided to try score myself a place, luckily there was a spot left so I jumped on it.

Haven ridden Hokkaido on a number of different occasions I had a fair idea of what was awaiting.....but I was wrong.
The terrain that we were shown on the Freeride Tour, with local legend Browny, dead set blew my mind. Fresh turns quite literally all day, I mean it was that good, we barely stopped for lunch in 8 days...
The fact that the crew was small and the rider ability was good meant that everyone had the same mindset and were there for one thing...get balls deep in the pow!
From un-tracked bowls, to basically deserted resorts, to back and side country that produced the best turns of my time snowboarding anywhere in the world, this tour is a must for anyone wanting to stray from the overcrowded Niseko scene, but still get the world renowned Hokkaido Powder!

Niesko free ride tour

Carissa30/05/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Japan
  • Month:
    January

Niesko free ride tour

Carissa30/05/2017
In January I joined mint tours in Japan and rode the niesko free ride tour. I had an absolute blast, it was great having browny there to take us to some secluded spots and we got to experience the back gate which was amazing. My boyfriend and I loved the tour so much we hope to come back next year to do it again.

Exceptional value for money

Gwyneth Maskell26/02/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Reuse
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • RiderType
    Boarder
  • Home Country
    Scotland
  • Month Visited:
    February

Exceptional value for money

Gwyneth Maskell26/02/2017
This Tour not only met it's description, but exceeded it and my expectations. The ratio of us to coaches was often 2:1, and guaranteed 3:1. The coaches were not only knowledgeable, but had a wealth of experience and were from all different backgrounds. We were kept well informed and updated throughout the week with regards weather, and subsequently which resort we would be boarding at. The Mint Tours coaches and guides on the ground had an in-depth knowledge of the local area and had build solid relationships with people and businesses there. The pre-trip details are concise and accurate, particularly with advice on money, atms, credit cards, etc. In short, I am already looking at my next Mint Tour!

Heli, pow, grins all round!

Liz21/08/2015
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia

Heli, pow, grins all round!

Liz21/08/2015
What an incredible trip! We arrived at this lovely lodge which would be home for the trip and was greeted by Jarred and Nick. Nick prepared a feast for dinner. In fact, every night was a feast topped off with some tasty NZ wine. He did an amazing job catering to our groups dietary requirements.

First day on the snow at Mt Hutt was a great warm up day for the next day of heliboarding! We got very lucky and had a heavy dump of snow that night. The next morning we headed off to the helipad. We got up into the mountains and those first few turns.. Wow - sunshine and deep powder - truly amazing. Our guide was top notch, Methven Heli gave us a day filled with pow, smiles and deep turns. We headed back to the lodge, everyone grinning from the day we just had.

We were lucky enough to have the same conditions the next day and half the group went up for Heli day #2. We were taken to a different mountain range - we were all beaming! The last day we went up to Porters for some fun in the sun. After our usual feast at the lodge we headed for some beers at the local pub.

Jarred and Ris put on an awesome trip. If you want a trip where have great fun on the mountain, meet a group of awesome people and smiles all round - go with Mint. Thanks Mint Tours!

Japow + Great group of girls = Awesome!!!

Alison12/06/2015
  • Recommend
  • Would Reuse
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • RiderType
    Boarder
  • Home Country
    Australia

Japow + Great group of girls = Awesome!!!

Alison12/06/2015
I had the most amazing time on this tour! Such a great experience with awesome coaches and a great group of girls. My riding definitely improved and the daily pilates with Fi helped alleviate any soreness.

It was a late booking and Ris was super helpful in organising it all at such short notice.

I would definitely recommend anybody wanting to experience snowboarding in Japan, then Mint are a great company to go with.

Mint Chicks Myoko

Lara11/06/2015
  • Recommend
  • Would Reuse
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • RiderType
    Boarder
  • Home Country
    Australia

Mint Chicks Myoko

Lara11/06/2015
All I can say is this trip was epic! My first trip to Japan and what better way to experience it than with Mint Chicks!

Great girls, coaches, hosts, lodgings and food. Not to mention the powder and outdoor onsen. 20 out of 10 for sure!

Mint Tours

Tessa Groen11/06/2015
  • Recommend
  • Would Reuse
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • RiderType
    Boarder
  • Home Country
    Australia

Mint Tours

Tessa Groen11/06/2015
I had been on other trips to Japan (mainly Niseko) organised through other tour companies prior to booking a trip with Mint Tours. I can honestly say Mint Tours trips are superior to the rest. The people that work at Mint are awesome and dedicated to making sure you have the best time.

Myoko Kogen and Madarao are unreal spots - I have been to a few other areas around Japan but these two are definitely my favourite. They get awesome snow and have a really cool vibe - they don't get as busy as other resorts such as Hakuba and Niseko but they still have good nightlife and less people on the slopes! You also get more of an authentic Japan experience.

I really can't wait to go back, can't rate these tours highly enough!

Mint Chicks Japan

Sarah Fabri11/06/2015
  • Recommend
  • Would Reuse
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • RiderType
    Boarder
  • Home Country
    Australia

Mint Chicks Japan

Sarah Fabri11/06/2015
I did the mint chicks Myoko tour in February and it was amazing!! I had the most epic time on and off the snow.

Mint tours were super helpful from the time I enquired to do the tour to when I left japan. We had amazing coaches and hosts, the snow was amazing and each night was always a good time exploring the town!

I rate this tour very highly, loved it!!

Mint Chicks!

Claire10/06/2015
  • Recommend
  • Would Reuse
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • RiderType
    Boarder
  • Home Country
    Australia

Mint Chicks!

Claire10/06/2015
This was such an EPIC tour! It was awesome to be able to ride with so many other like-minded chicks, and it was like we'd known each other for years! Everything on the tour was really well organised with great accommodation in Queenstown and Wanaka and heaps of local tips on the best place to eat, drink and shred.

The highlight of our tour was definitely Snow Park! The coaching gave us that little extra confidence to hit the boxes and rails, and even the halfpipe!

I definitely recommend a Mint Chicks tour for any girls wanting to shred some awesome terrain, progress in their riding and meet some new friends to ride back home with!

Canada Road Trip Review 2015!

Tristan Campbell01/04/2015
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia

Canada Road Trip Review 2015!

Tristan Campbell01/04/2015
Went on the 2015 Road Trip. Was an absolute amazing tour! Made my Canada trip what it was!

Was hosted by two well rounded guys, who knew the local places like the back of their hand.

Was never a problem with anything which happened. Accommodated to all situations and skills exceptionally well.

Would not do another snowboard tour with anyone else but Mint Tours.

NZ MINT CHICKS

Kayla02/09/2014
  • Recommend
  • Would Reuse
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Beginner
  • RiderType
    Boarder

NZ MINT CHICKS

Kayla02/09/2014
Mint Chicks NZ was such a great experience. First time I have travelled anywhere by myself not knowing anyone. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly; it wasn't an issue at all. I had lessons organised, improved on my skills and met a bunch of great girls!

Accommodation was comfortable and clean, group dinners were yum and a great way for all girls to get to know each other and have a laugh.

Would highly recommend this to first time solo travellers interested in improving on their skills or who just want to have a great time with some great people!! Keep up the great tours. MINT!

One word: Epic

Bento30/08/2014
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Beginner
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia

One word: Epic

Bento30/08/2014
If you want the full Canadian winter experience, this is it. No matter where you're from, you can skip the part about being an awkward foreign tourist (you know, having no idea where anything is and having to waste time studying a trail map to figure out where there miiiiight be a good powder stash) and become a local rider through having the best guides and local hook ups. From the hidden off-piste goods, amazing riding and sight-seeing, through to the best bars in town and local board shop deals - this tour has it all sussed out for you.

All you need to bring is a good attitude and a big set of kahunies because there's some epic terrain waiting for you .....

Epic Tour!

Lara30/08/2014
  • Recommend
  • Would Reuse
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • RiderType
    Boarder

Epic Tour!

Lara30/08/2014
Just returned from Mint Chicks NZ 2014. What an amazing time we all had! It was super fun to ride with like-minded girls and walk away with life-long buddies.

Highly recommend this to any gals out there who want to improve their riding while having a ball.

Canada Road Trip 2012 and 2013

Tim Rolfe27/08/2014
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia

Canada Road Trip 2012 and 2013

Tim Rolfe27/08/2014
I was lucky enough to be part of Mint Tours' Inaugural 2012 Canada Road Trip, which was such a success , that I had very little persuasion on signing up for the following year and doing it all again in 2013!

I knew what level of organisation and professionalism to expect as I, like a few others on the trip, had been to Japan with Mint Tours.

As we went from location to location, you could see the amount of research Jarred and Mint Tours had put it. All the accommodation was chosen to suit a travelling group perfectly. whether it be on mountain, or off mountain with a shuttle organised every morning. Even the nightlife of the different towns we travelled through was researched so we had some idea of where to eat and drink and have a good time.

But the real reason we were all there was to snowboard, and of course it was nothing short of spectacular. In 2012 we started in Vancouver and did Whistler > Kicking Horse > Revelstoke > Banff and then then flew out of Calgary. in 2013 we started in Calgary and did Kicking Horse > Revelstoke > Whitewater > Fernie and then back to Calgary. For me, both itineraries were great as the mountains selected weren't repetitive and you get to see the different aspects of snowboarding in Canada. Most of the guys on the trip had travelled to Canada to find some deep powder, hidden in the trees and some gnarly terrain. Once we got on the famous "Powder Highway" just looking out the window of the bus was enough to make people stiff in the pants. The addition of Whitewater to the 2013 trip was my highlight. Just staying in the little mining town of Nelson was a real sense of being far from home. The town itself was fantastic with the locals being extremely friendly sharing their favourite spots to go out. We had a dose of good luck when we discovered that the 'Red Bull Ultranatural' was being filmed the same week and most of the snowboarders were even staying in the same Hotel as us. The addition of a meet and greet and getting things signed by the best boarders in the world was an added bonus. The good news is I'm sure Mint Tours has made whitewater a permanent stop on the Canada Road Trip.

Overall I would definitely recommend this for any boarder (or skier) who really puts the quality of terrain first. Mint Tours are constantly fine tuning this trip to provide people with a level of riding you can't get anywhere else in the world. Every mountain we visited, Jarred had organised a guide to show us the best spots, (some secret spots) and the best ways to access sidecounty and slack country. The option for Heli Boarding and Cat Skiing also presnts itself for those wanting to go all the way. When the business owner is snowboarding with you everyday of the trip, you know to expect some high quality stuff.

Do yourself a favour and go with minttours and get on this trip!

Trip for all levels

Jimmy25/08/2014
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability