Overall Rating

Guided Powder Tours

Guided Powder Tours4.5/510
Guided Powder Tours4.5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews
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Guided Powder Tours - Reviews

Guided Powder Tours - Reviews

Excellent professional guiding in SHIGA Kogen

Robert Allcock
13/02/2024
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    2

Excellent professional guiding in SHIGA Kogen

Robert Allcock
13/02/2024
Ride Shiga is a very professional organisation. Great communications. Rafal was a very knowledgeable, very friendly guide with the right skills and expertise. Good value. Thank you!
Would highly recommend.
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Roll of the dice

Gerry
12/02/2024
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

Roll of the dice

Gerry
12/02/2024
We booked in advance, but unfortunately for us a few days of warm temps, conditions made our tour a bit of a battle.
The guide to his credit did his best to show us a few areas around the Shiga Kogen resorts.
We quickly realised our tour would be a recon tour rather than a powder tour, even with Shiga’s elevation, through melt-freeze, heavy-wet and some dry snow. But that is winter sports for you, especially during an El Niño season.
Conditions out of tours control should be considered before proceeding, with the option of postponing or possibly a discount would be my recommendation.
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Great Shiga Guides

06/04/2023

Ryan

Powder Puppy
Powder Puppy

Ryan

Powder Puppy
Powder Puppy
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    3

Great Shiga Guides

06/04/2023
I had the pleasure of a couple of days riding with Rafal across a couple of locations in the Shiga Kogan area.
Altho there had not been any new snow for a few days Raf still found the goods.
Also had a cool day around a nearby Volcano which was over the back of the highest lifted point in Japan.
His service was excellent picking you up and dropping you off at your hotel door.
I really hope to get back there during some fresh snow days and get Raf to show me more of his secret spots.
I highly recommend spending a day or two with the Ride Shiga guys.
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Shiga Kogen Backcountry Tour.

Nathan
20/03/2023
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Alpine Skier
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    2

Shiga Kogen Backcountry Tour.

Nathan
20/03/2023
Rafal and Naru were both excellent guides. Patient as saints as this was my and my friends first real backcountry trip. Both are incredible skiers and although it was quite challenging for myself I felt safe for the whole trip.
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Great Week with Ride Shiga

Mark Young
17/02/2023
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Alpine Skier
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    5

Great Week with Ride Shiga

Mark Young
17/02/2023
JAPOW
Booked 5 days and experienced some of the best JAPOW so far this season !
Rafal was a great guide, he knew the mountains well and where to find the best powder (we are sworn to secrecy over certain locations).
Had a 'white-out' day mid-week but Rafal & Adam drove around to find working lifts so we managed to keep skiing all day - very impressed with their dedication.
Very glad we chose Shiga Kogen as not so much of a bun-fight to hit fresh lines, the the extra height meant that snow kept better conditions.
Ride Shiga definitely went out of their way to make our week as memorable as possible and we would seriously recommend these guys as the best organised and knowledgeable guides in Shiga Kogen.
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Awesome days with awesome guides

Felix
11/02/2023
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Alpine Skier
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Awesome days with awesome guides

Felix
11/02/2023
Went with ride shiga for two days. Rafal is a super skilled and friendly guide who knows all the best powder spots. Would definitely book again when I come to Japan the next time!
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Powder in Nagano

Eduardo (the shadow)
05/02/2023
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Alpine Skier
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

Powder in Nagano

Eduardo (the shadow)
05/02/2023
Some friends went to Shiga Kogen and we hire a guide company to look for powder snow. He showed us amazing places where each one made their own tracks. There were from forests to slopes with more or less steep. All with great security and with a very familiar treatment.
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Best ski day in Japan

Pawel
05/02/2023
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Alpine Skier
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Best ski day in Japan

Pawel
05/02/2023
I have had amazing skiing experience with Rafal - an excellent guide.
After pick-up in front of hotel, he has arranged my ski gear rental and provided with avalanche prep training.
He knows every corner and every tree in Shiga Kogen that made me feel 100% safe and comfy.
We tried the best off-piste parts of Shiga Kogen and that was an amazing day.
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Cool

Emilio
29/01/2023
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Alpine Skier
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    2

Cool

Emilio
29/01/2023
Rafal made us feel at home.
Transfers to the ski lifts, perfect knowledge of the off-piste, and descents adjusted to the level of the group.
Detailed explanations about snow, skiing, weather and aspects of life in Nagano.
Guide and companion at the same time.
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Perfect!

Enrique Sebastian Pastor
28/01/2023
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Alpine Skier
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    2

Perfect!

Enrique Sebastian Pastor
28/01/2023
Pick up from hotel with their own car, transport to the best ski conditions around near resorts, great professional about technique in sloops and powder, always find good food in the resorts, passion for the snow, transport to a public onsen to recover the legs after a long day skiing, helping to rent the ski gear for powder …. What else can you ask to your powder guides?

100% sure we will be back to shiga kogen and meet our friend Rafal again.

Thank you Rafal and Adam!!!
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