Overall Rating

Myoko Powder Tour

Myoko Powder Tour4.5/519
Myoko Powder Tour4.5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews
  • Recommend
    95%
  • Would Revisit
    89%
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Myoko Powder Tour - Reviews

Myoko Powder Tour - Reviews

Awesome

Julie Thomson
10/03/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    51-70
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month Visited:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    2

Awesome

Julie Thomson
10/03/2020
Thank you Powder Recon. Everything was fantastic. The accommodation, breakfast, the hospitality shown my ALL members of the Powder Recon team and the awesome guides. Would thoroughly recommend this company/experience/ski tip. Thank you.

Myoko with Powder Recon

Mike
25/02/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    51-70
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

Myoko with Powder Recon

Mike
25/02/2020
We went to Myoko (via Tokyo) as a group of 13 for a week this February 2020. Most of us were first time visitors to Japan. The advance documentation and assistance from Powder Recon was excellent and this continued once there. Lodging was very comfortable, ski hire and set-up painless. Well organised with group meetings every night to advise the following day's activities. The guiding was a particular highlight with professional, accommodating and good-humored guides happy to lead us across a range of mountains and terrain. All in all this was a fantastic trip and we all look forward to returning both to Japan and Powder Recon.

Myoko Powder packages

16/04/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    36-50
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    5

Myoko Powder packages

16/04/2019
Riding the Single at Madarao-Tangrem
Suginohara on a Bluebird after new snow
Akakura with POW
Great food and experiences - Okonomiyaki direct on Teppan grill.
And don't miss going to the Hokusai Museum!!
Myoko (Akakura Onsen) still retains an authentic feel so that visitors will have a great "Japan" experience. We first went there in 2014 (it had few Westerners then) and re-visited again recently in February 2019, with "Powder Recon", who we highly recommend to anyone. Powder Recon are long term residents of Akakura, have their own Office-Cafe, have a mix of Western & Japanese local staff, and so they know the area better then anyone.....they even have their own Lodge. They have a "we can help you with anything" attitude, but are conscious of your safety and pay attention to your skiing ability. My wife didn't want to do more adventurous skiing one day, and she was guided individually (thanks Maria!) on piste runs. You will experience great value for money, with their all inclusive packages, but the flexibility to go out and mix up your dining in nearby local restaurants and bars, from Japanese to Korean (and Western) cuisine to choose from. We prefer the half day guiding they offer as it allows you the flexibility to mix who you want to ski with in the afternoon, after having been shown around the ski-resorts....and it brings the fee they charge down considerably from other Tour operators. We've toured with many different guides and Tour Operators, and even though we have done all the Tours that Powder Recon provide, we are doing them again.

Myoko Powder Tour

Hamish Matheson
21/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    36-50
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Myoko Powder Tour

Hamish Matheson
21/02/2019
Fantastic tour, cant say enough about Powder Recon and the team. We hardly lifted a finger the entire trip and they got us to the best powder over the week. The guides knew where the hidden powder spots were.

Bandai Odyssey

Anna
31/01/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    36-50
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    1

Bandai Odyssey

Anna
31/01/2019
I enjoyed the Bandai Odyssey experience.

Great Snow; Great Operation

Chip Burgess
07/02/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    51-70
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    2

Great Snow; Great Operation

Chip Burgess
07/02/2018
My son and I just spent a week with Powder Recon in Myoko. It was an amazing trip. The Lodge was comfortable and had a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The guides were all excellent at finding hidden stashes of untracked powder, even days after the last dump.

Powder Recon January 2017

James
15/02/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    51-70
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    N/A
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    1

Powder Recon January 2017

James
15/02/2017
Staff was great, without exception. Snow was abundant. Terrain was mediocre at best. The combination of mediocre terrain and limited lifts doom this to a mediocre experience at a high price.

Best Holiday Ever!

paul @ nina
14/02/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    36-50
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    1

Best Holiday Ever!

paul @ nina
14/02/2017
/totally awesome, couldn't recommend enough!

Bandai with Powder Recon

Amelia
30/01/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    36-50
  • Rider Level
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    4

Bandai with Powder Recon

Amelia
30/01/2017
I recently got back from skiing for a week with Powder Recon in Alts Bandai. They are awesome, and so is the place. They have several guides that will take people to the places that suit their skill level and they make sure that everyone visits all the places. I went to Alts Bandai, Inawashiro, Nekoma and Gran Deco. I loved loved them all.

When I got there I realized that my skill level was way below what is probably their average customer, but they were accommodating and we also had a guide (Bonnnie, who is super nice, professional and I am grateful that she took me down places I would have never gone down on my own) that took us down the runs and not through the trees. If you are a skillful skier this must be an amazing experience because the staff really knows the area and seems to be really on top of taking good skiers to interesting places. For those of us who stayed on piste, sometimes they are completely empty. The place is not crowded at all, not even on weekends.

The hotel is also wonderful. Theres a buffet for breakfast and dinner with great variety, but it does not change. The place is not touristy so maybe there is less English than in other places, so sometimes you need to think about being understood, but the staff is very nice. The onsen is amazing, and when you are done there's a freezer with delicious popsicles outside.

There is no need to bring much clothes because the hotel gives you a robe and pants that you can wear while you're in the hotel.

I have nothing but good things to say about the place and the company.

great snow at less visited place

Andrew Chan
11/04/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Customer Age
    18-35
  • Rider Level
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month Visited:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    3

great snow at less visited place

Andrew Chan
11/04/2016
We went with Powder Recon in late March 2016. All the pre departure info was good with easy to follow instructions on how to get to Myoko from Tokyo.

Everything was pretty smooth and the accom we stayed in Hotel Taiko was really nice, good size room (bring some cereal/bars though) as the breakfast is a bit samey after a week.

Our guide Taku was great and took us to some nice spots in the trees/ off piste where we got some nice powder at 4 different resorts in the area. It was reassuring having someone show us round the different mountains.

Myoko is a pretty quiet place, not a party town which suited us, plenty of choice for dinner. Good variety of runs which were near empty during the week and the snow quality when we were there was awesome.
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