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Hokkaido Backcountry Powder Quest

Hokkaido Backcountry Powder Quest5/510
Hokkaido Backcountry Powder Quest5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews
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Hokkaido Backcountry Powder Quest - Reviews

Hokkaido Backcountry Powder Quest - Reviews

Unforgettable JaPOW experience

Meegan Moszynski
14/04/2020
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    U.S.
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    4

Unforgettable JaPOW experience

Meegan Moszynski
14/04/2020
Wow, I loved loved loved this trip!!! The skiing was so great-- as per usual, the Powderquest crew busted their butts to find us the best snow every single day. We were based in Furano, which put us about an hour from a bunch of other resorts, so each morning they made an educated decision on whether to stay at Furano or take a day trip. Every day and every decision was totally awesome and worth it. We got to see several different areas and ski blower pow every day. It was so perfect. Also, the food was INCREDIBLE and all of the hotels/accommodations were awesome. Traveling with Powderquest is such a treat because they really take their roles as guides seriously-- they take me to the best runs, the best snow, the best food, and the best hotels, and I don't have to make any decisions or do any research-- I can just relax and enjoy myself. I love traveling with them and cannot recommend this trip enough! Go have fun in JAPAN!!!

Great times with Poweder Quest

Sergio
11/04/2020
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Italy
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    1

Great times with Poweder Quest

Sergio
11/04/2020
I've been on three tours with the Powder Quest guys (twice in Hokkaido and once in Hakuba).
I always had a great time, I'd come back anytime, guides were very professional, knew the place perfectly and every days we were going to the best option available.

I'd definitely recommend them!

PowderQuest & Hokkaido were EPIC

Benjamin Graham
10/04/2020
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    5

PowderQuest & Hokkaido were EPIC

Benjamin Graham
10/04/2020
This was my second trip with PowderQuest and I have already booked a third.. Going in to the first I was thinking it would be a once in a lifetime event but PowderQuest was honestly so amazing that I’ve changed my philosophy!

The guides went above and beyond to make sure we had fresh lines, that we were safe, and that we had fun. They were professional but also a pleasure to hang out with after the turns were done.

Skiing was epically Japan. Amazing terrain, gorgeous views, super light powder in abundance. The skinning was well worth it but I’ll give a lot of credit to our guide who made sure our track was clear and manageable.

I highly recommend this trip and have developed a lot of trust in PowderQuest's ability to choose epic locations and guides!

Ja'wow!

Heidi Dobrott
09/04/2020
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    5

Ja'wow!

Heidi Dobrott
09/04/2020
We have skied in South America with PowderQuest for many years, so when they began offering tours in Japan doing a Hokkaido trip with them was a quick & excellent decision. We were based at a darling hotel in Furano, with an equally darling as well as entertaining proprietor. PowderQuest's owner & founder, David Owen was our guide, along with a local guide who knew the area well. Our little band of snow seekers ventured out every day to find the best & most beautiful. We ski toured in Daisetsuzan National Park, boot packed through forests, shredded bamboo, and made turns along mountain streams. In a word... a dream. Hokkaido's cuisine is amazing. Our group was fantastic. Anywhere in the world PowderQuest decides to go next, we will surely follow. And, we will be back with them in Japan very soon.

Unforgettably amazing Hokkaido trip!

Kelsey
09/04/2020
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

Unforgettably amazing Hokkaido trip!

Kelsey
09/04/2020
I went on the PowderQuest trip to Hokkaido in January of 2018 and it was the best ski trip of my life. The guide was a true professional and made certain that the group was both safe and having fun. The accommodations were very nice and conveniently located. The other skiers and boarders on the trip were great athletes and have become even better friends. This was my second trip with PowderQuest and I expect to do many more in my future. Highly recommend!

Powder Quest Addict

Julie McGuire
08/04/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

Powder Quest Addict

Julie McGuire
08/04/2020
In two years I have done 3 trips through Powder Quest. The reason I keep going back to them is that I find their guides to be the most knowledgeable and personable of any other tour company I have used. They are absolutely dedicated to delivering to the client what they want from each tour. I love learning new skills and my guide Maxi taught be how to cut a proper skin track, use maps, assess snow conditions and avalanche risk, etc. Our tail guide Keala taught us about Japanese culture and took us to the best restaurants. I skied deep snow, learned new skills, ate amazing food, and got incredible action shots that made my friends jealous. I cannot recommend Powder Quest enough. I’ll be a lifelong customer.

Hokkaido really is that good but...

Marc Vernon
08/04/2020
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    Hokkaido really is that good but...

    Marc Vernon
    08/04/2020
    After Having been captivated by images of Japanese powder for years, skiing Hokkaido with Powder Quest was a dream come true. The powder skiing in Hokkaido really is as good as you’ve heard, but without guides that can get you to the goods, you could ski nothing but tracked out crud, stand in lift lines and stumble your way through or completely miss fantastic food for your trip of a lifetime. Our guides knew where to go to get away from the crowds, we skied deep, light untracked snow 5 out of 7 days. The first 2 days were following an extended stormless period, then it started snowing and never stopped. As a cultural experience PowderQuest provided a Japanese guide who’s insights gave our group a behind the scenes view of local customs, cuisine and history which was an unexpected pleasure. The Furano area is filled with packs of dudes, all strong skiers, guided by mostly non-Japanese and all hunting for pow. Our group skied better snow day after day, ate better food with special attention because of our Japanese speaking guide and skied mostly by ourselves enjoying the spiritual silence of the forest. This is my third trip with PowderQuest (Chile 1st, Argentina 2nd) and I have 100% percent confidence that when I buck up for a bucket list trip that I will get what I want and be guided by total pros.

    AMAZING TRIP

    Barry Christy
    08/04/2020
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      AMAZING TRIP

      Barry Christy
      08/04/2020
      This was the 7th trip I have taken with these guys. Always a blast, I consider them friends and will be back next year !!!!

      Two back to back powderquest tours in January 2020

      Gregg ONeil
      08/04/2020
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      • Would Revisit

        Two back to back powderquest tours in January 2020

        Gregg ONeil
        08/04/2020
        This was my third year to explore Hokkaido and Hakuba with Powderquest. I've skied all of South America with and without them for a decade so this decision was a no brainer. I've also ski toured
        Antarctica, the US, my Montana backyard, Canada, Africa, Europe, and Australia. I know quality both in destinations and tour operators. You can't go wrong here. Management is responsive and flexible. On the ground, Mo has been my lead guide for years. His awareness of changing weather conditions, avalanche considerations and juggling group ability and expectations made for a perfect experience. Camille our secondary guide is equally astute and given his Swiss precision and profound command of
        Japanese made the trips perfect. 2020 was a low snow year yet this was one of my best trips.

        Top notch

        Anne-Marie
        08/04/2020
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        • Would Revisit

          Top notch

          Anne-Marie
          08/04/2020
          Great company that I would never hesitate to use again!
          Worth the price for sure.