Overall Rating

Aizu Powder Hunter Tour

Aizu Powder Hunter Tour5/51
Aizu Powder Hunter Tour5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
  • Recommend
    100%
  • Would Revisit
    100%
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Aizu Powder Hunter Tour - Reviews

Aizu Powder Hunter Tour - Reviews

Who's who in the Aizu

Josh
05/11/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    5

Who's who in the Aizu

Josh
05/11/2019
Minowa
If you're thinking of heading over to Japan, get ready to get POW and get nude.
And the crew at MINT tours can help with both. But mainly with the POW.

Let's start with the POW. Aizu is nuts. It's one of those places that you're amazed no one knows about but are 100% thankful that no knows about it. In a lot of ways it's somewhat of a cliche. Amazingly stunning tree runs, great powder, no lift lines and FA people. And even if there are few others about, your guides will whisk you out of view and like well trained drug dogs, will sniff out the finest powder that Nekoma, Minowa, Alts or Inawashiro has to offer on any given day.

All the guides are great people, great riders and know their way around all the resorts. If you want to cruise then you can cruise and carve around, if you want to smash it all day and forgo your Pork Katsudon for lunch, then they're more than happy to accomodate that as well.
Having your own transport around here is great too. Being able to pick and choose your mountain each day means you get the best of the conditions. And more importantly it means you can stop at the local breweries and saki houses on the way back from riding.
The Aizu trip is fully immersive Japanese experience. And the Urabandai Lake Resort is no exception. It's a great mix of not what you'd probably think of as traditional Japanese, yet at the same time it's fully Japanese. From the crazy massage chairs or actual masseurs to the virtual golf, or ice fishing, and hallways that are straight outta The Shining. Not to mention how much time you end up spending nude with your mates and strangers. The Onsen at the hotel is 10/10 and a must after each day in the powder. Be sure to don your traditional robes and head on down for a soak and take in the beautiful surrounds.

As much as I don't want you go, you should definitely go.