Tenjin Lodge

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Tenjin Lodge

Tenjin Lodge4.7/521
Tenjin Lodge4.7 out of 5 based on 21 reviews
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Tenjin Lodge

Overall Rating

Tenjin Lodge4.7/521
Tenjin Lodge4.7 out of 5 based on 21 reviews

Tenjin Backcountry Tours and Lessons

Tenjin Guides Booking Conditions

DEPOSIT & FULL PAYMENT

  • Deposit is 25% of full tour price per person.
  • All deposits are non-refundable.
  • Final balance due: 30 days prior to departure.
  • All payments are in Japanese Yen (JPY) 

CANCELLATION BY YOU

  • more than 30 days prior to departure, full deposit forfeited.
  • Less than 30 days 100% forfeited.
  • Tour operator highly recommends you take out travel insurance at time of sending your deposit. 

CANCELLATION BY TENJIN LODGE

Tenjin Lodge reserves the right to cancel any tour prior to departure. In this case you will receive a full refund. You will not be entitled to make any further claim for compensation, damages, expenses, loss of time or inconvenience.

Epic tours at Tenjin!

Josh
15/02/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Epic tours at Tenjin!

Josh
15/02/2020
Kieran and his guides provided for an epic 3 days guiding around Tenjin. Highlight was summiting and scoring epic lines on Tanigawadake! Fantastic rooms, food, staff and service at his lodge also.
Highly recommend for experienced boarders.
Can’t wait to visit again next year!

Skiing with Kieren and Nena (22-24 March 2019)

Weiyang Tang
30/03/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Reuse
  • RiderType
    Alpine Skier
  • Ability
    First Timer
  • Age
    36-50
  • Home Country
    Singapore
  • Month Visited:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    4

Skiing with Kieren and Nena (22-24 March 2019)

Weiyang Tang
30/03/2019
We're a family of four from Singapore, including 2 girls who are aged 4+ and 2+. This is the first skiing experience for all of us, so we were quite nervous about how things would go. Through word of mouth, we found out about Kieren's company and I communicated with him via WhatsApp. The initial conversations were friendly, prompt and very accommodating. To make it a fair review, I should say that the follow up conversations prior to our arrival could've been better in preparing us in terms of what's needed and what to expect. However, a few days before the trip, Kieren did drop a rather detailed email on what's needed, logistics detail as well as what's available to rent. Which is great, but if provided earlier, could've helped us decide whether we were going towards the rent or buy mode.

From Day 1 of the skiing though, we have no complaints. Kieren (Day 1) and Nena (Days 2 & 3) were awesome. Extremely friendly, patient and kind. Picked us up from our hotel even though it's some distance away from their homes and drove us for almost an hour to look for the best available ski resort, especially the first day when it was raining in Yuzawa. All 3 ski resorts that we ended up in gave us a different yet meaningful experience and we really enjoyed ourselves.

Fortunately, my wife and I didn't require as much attention from them as we were able to figure out how to ski by ourselves (or so we think!!! :P) with minimal guidance, so they were able to focus on teaching the little ones. The 2 year old, being a 2 year old, was whiny and moody at times, but they were always encouraging and never lost their patience with either child. We're extremely pleased that they were able to ski and balance by their own by the end of the 3 days. Hopefully, they'll be able to master stopping effectively the next time. My 4-year old said she really liked both Uncle Kieren and Ms. Nena and that they'd both definitely want to come back for more skiing in future, which is testament to their joy factor.

Price-wise, given that this is our first and only company that we've approached, I can't really comment on whether it's value-for-money, but on an absolute basis, I'd say this is not exactly a poor man's sport. Hopefully we can get some sort of discount on lessons or rentals the next time we return??? ; )

Bottomline... Would we return and engage their services again? Resoundingly... Yes!

epic late season day

Alex
19/03/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Russia
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    3

epic late season day

Alex
19/03/2019
I am a regular visitor - this is not my first time at Tenjin, and it won't be my last. I've seen Tenjin on snowier days, but despite the warm weather and the relative lack of fresh snow (by Tenjin standards), we found pockets of great untouched powder, all within easy access from the backcountry gate. Tanigawadake is a dangerous mountain, but Kieren knows the area extremely well and plans his routes in great detail, with lots of attention given to safety. Every tour I've ever been at in Tenjin was safe, enjoyanble, and fascinating enough to want to come back. I certainly will, and I can't recommend this place enough.

Brilliant guide, amazing tour, great lodge!

Jack Blatter
03/03/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    July
  • Admin Rating
    4

Brilliant guide, amazing tour, great lodge!

Jack Blatter
03/03/2019
We had 3 days of this....
Kieren was an excellent guide, very patient, safety was his top priority while trying to get us the best lines with the deepest pow. He has a great knowledge of the area and I will be coming back to test it some more.

The lodge is a comfortable, relaxed, social environment that has everything that you need. It isn't luxurious but has everything that you need.

I definitely recommend Kieren's guiding and the lodge. I will be back!

Late Feb/Early Mar 2019 trip

Steve
03/03/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    4

Late Feb/Early Mar 2019 trip

Steve
03/03/2019
We booked a week of private guiding with Kieren and stayed at Tenjin Lodge. We were a group of 4 experienced skiers.

We were hoping for epic pow, but unfortunately got epic sunshine and bluebird the whole week. Of some comfort, albeit little, the whole of Japan was the same and no new snow fell anywhere this same week. So just unlucky.

Despite this, Kieren was excellent as a guide and proactively looking to find us the best conditions. Each night and morning he presented various options for us to choose. He was/is extremely knowledgeable about the area surrounding Tenjin Lodge and this made our stay and the lack of pow still a fantastic trip.

As Tenjin is reknown for it’s steep terrain (which is very true!) and tendency to avalanche, it was very important to us that Kieren’s knowledge of the mountains and his mountain safety were up to scratch. From the initial contact to enquire about the trip through to the daily guiding and in situ activity, we thought Kieren was excellent. He’s a safe and diligent operator who also has a great sense of humour and great guy/guide to have with us. We were very appreciative by his manner even in less than ideal conditions (read ice, crud, slush etc) as he never showed any lack of enthusiasm and was always willing to ‘go’.

Having been a Japanese snow guide myself in previous years, I know first hand when lack of motivation hits in poor conditions and after weeks on the snow guiding various people, it can be very hard to get up and out every day especially when it’s sun and icy. Kieren looked at every day optimistically and never pressured or tried to steer us in a direction that would make his life easier.

All up, I can highly recommend Kieren and his team at Tenjin Lodge for their professionalism, commitment, value and all round good attitude/vibes.

Looking forward to getting back.....with some deep deep pow!

Tenjin 2019

Doug
24/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    1

Tenjin 2019

Doug
24/02/2019
Tanigawadake
Spent three day's on a guided Backcountry tour with Kieran at Tenjin and wish I'd stayed longer!
Great lodge, friendly atmosphere and epic skiing.
Will definitely be back!

The best resort for advanced powderhounds!

Fritz Weise
16/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Germany
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    4

The best resort for advanced powderhounds!

Fritz Weise
16/02/2019
We booked the Tenjin package really short-term after we spent a week skiing in northern Honshu, because of the really good reviews on this website.
Overall we can confirm the recommendation as a powder heaven with steep and wide mountains.
Unfortunately it was raining on our day of arrival everywere in Japan, even on the high mountains. It was the first rainy day of the season! So all powder was gone and the snow was covered with ice.
Our two guides, Brandon and Kieren, the owner of the lodge, did everything to find the best spots in this conditions so we still had beautiful days of skiing. It was slightly harder with variing snow, but we could see the amazing potential of this resort, so we have to come back one day!

The lodge and staff was really nice and a very international powder community. It was a refreshing mix of ryokan and hot bath with international food and guests to sit together after a long day of skiing.

Many other guests have been there multiple times and we can understand why.
Surely we get better conditions next time as the mountain is a real powder magnet. Kieren found a good spot for his lodge and knows how to make your trip unforgettable.

Amazing backcountry with genuine guides and warm hospitality

Al
12/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    4

Amazing backcountry with genuine guides and warm hospitality

Al
12/02/2019
The trip was amazing. I highly recommend Tenjin lodge to all backcountry enthusiasts that are looking for something different from the mainstream resorts. Keiran and the team were fantastic - the lodge has a warm family communal feel and was a great place to socialize with other westerners. Very easy to arrive via train and the staff are nice enough to help out with a lift from the station if you have lots of gear.

Keiran is a decent Aussie bloke (getting rarer and rarer in to find in Japan) and really takes a personal interest in ensuring that his guests are not just happy, but also enjoying the skiing/riding. He is highly experienced with the local terrain (I believe 2nd to none for a foreigner) and takes safety seriously whilst still taking on the appropriate level of risk to ensure an awesome time.

Thanks Kieren

Scott
12/01/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    December
  • Admin Rating
    5

Thanks Kieren

Scott
12/01/2019
Tenjin Lodge Tour
Tenjin Lodge Tour
Thanks Kieren and all at Tenjin for very memorable three days. First and foremost, the professionalism and local knowledge of Kieren is unbeatable for anyone planning on visiting the Minakami area and other hills close by. Safety is, and should be a priority for all of us, and for this quality we both highly appreciated having Kieren leading the way! particularly as we are not young chargers any more. We could see he was wanting to let rip at times, but he duly accommodated our initial caution in the deepest snow we have seen or skied, and no matter how you ski the shallower stuff, it is a completely different skill set in that waist to chest (and above in parts) deep environment. We got lucky in some ways as the snow during our visit was unbelievable for us to see and ski (over 2m in 3 days) and Kieren put us on the goods every day possible and encouraged us to have a go, which for us unfortunately we thought was not Tenjin itself (closed too much snow!) ), but Kagura and Hodaigi which had never heard of, but now we rate as two of the best places we have skied in Japan (we have skied over 20 different Japanese hills). Spent the final day skinning up a creek way below Tenjin which was hard going in 30 to 60cm of blower and soft below that! but a couple hours of good hard slog was truly enjoyable as was all of the trip to Tenjin Lodge. Thanks mate.
The lodge itself was fun, efficient and friendly, and this was due not only to the staff, but also the other guests (mostly repeat regulars). True lodge feel.
Having missed an opportunity for a Tenjin hike, of course we will have to return :) and highly recommend this tour guide and lodge. Great experience.

Ten out of Tenjin

Zac
07/01/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Reuse
  • RiderType
    Boarder
  • Ability
    First Timer
  • Age
    18-35
  • Home Country
    Australia
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    4

Ten out of Tenjin

Zac
07/01/2019
Me and my sister stayed at the Tenjin Lodge and participated in the beginners class during our stay there.
The location: Tenjin Lodge was a beautiful little lodge tucked away from what felt like the big tourist areas, giving it an intimate homely feel. Close to Doai Station and offering transport to the ski fields and Miniki station made it a breeze to get to and from
The service: Whilst Tenjin is laid back and friendly, this did not stop them from being punctual and consistent across the board. Kieran and his team offered extremely personalized service, and checked in on us to make sure we were getting the most out of our experience. Our teacher, Brenen was careful to tailor our lesson to our ability and how we picked up the skills. He was patient and understanding with us as beginners which fostered my confidence in boarding
Overall impression: i would 100% stay at Tenjin again and would highly recommend others to as well. The snow quality was incredible, I felt like I had been adopted into the Tenjin family, the rooms were well equipped for the cold and the snow boarding was fantastic. Thanks Kieren and the team for a wonderful stay

Tenjin: Kieren's Backyard

05/08/2018

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    5

Tenjin: Kieren's Backyard

05/08/2018
A nice little route
Hiking to the peak
A really cool onsen nearby
Kieren took us to an onsen in Minakami
Lucky the dog's backyard
Definitely do this tour! Firstly because Tanigawadake Tenjindaira is phenomenal and secondly because of Kieren.

Kieren ensured that we made the most out of our time in the Tenjindaira area and got us dialled in. The snow conditions were a little testing, and this gave Kieren more than the average challenge in picking the right ski area and zone to visit each day. Thankfully Kieren and his team know the area really well, are well connected with the local ski resorts to get the goss in a timely fashion, and they recognise the typical storm patterns. We could see many factors in his decision making and he let the group know the pros and cons of the options. He knew if the Tenjin ropeway would be going, whether the terrain under the ropeway would be open, and whether the weather patterns would be conducive to hiking to the peak. Or when Kagura or Houdaigi would be a better choice.

Kieren has some avi qualifications and whilst he isn’t an IFMGA qualified mountaineer, it’s probably more important that Tenjindaira is Kieren’s backyard and he knows it intimately. Tanigawadake is a finnicky mountain with a lot of associated risks. It was obvious how much effort he put in to maximise safety and keep the group tightly in control. His guiding was appropriately much looser at Kagura and he was more of a funster, and it was apparent that he knows the Kagura terrain very well too.

Despite the unusual snow conditions, Kieren made sure we had an epic time. He kept the stoke levels high whilst out skiing, but also facilitated onsen visits, a night at a Minakami restaurant, and made sure we had all we needed at Tenjin Lodge.

Tenjin Lodge is a very friendly lodge and so long as you’re not looking for deluxe accommodation or ensuite shower/bath, you’re highly likely to enjoy the vibe of the lodge. You can see our Tenjin Lodge reviews here.

Fantastic mountain, great food and good powder hunting

Jennifer Showers
05/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Japan
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

Fantastic mountain, great food and good powder hunting

Jennifer Showers
05/03/2018
Keiren spent a huge amount of effort looking for the best powder and suitable terrain with a warming season and little fresh snow. He was very particular about our safety, and ensuring we experienced the local food and facilities. Although obviously our own responsibility a reminder about carrying water when hiking as it is getting warmer would be a good idea.

We really enjoyed the wonderful food, large room and surroundings at Tenjin Lodge but would like to see improvements in the drying room and provision of tea and coffee making facilities. Have enjoyed self serve breakfasts at other accomodation and maybe that might be an option.

Tenjin backcountry tour

Christian Mcewen
24/02/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Admin Rating
    3

Tenjin backcountry tour

Christian Mcewen
24/02/2018
Hi all. Myself and 3 others recently had Kieran for a 6 day inclusive backcountry tour
Over this time we hiked tenjin ridgeline leading up to mt tanigawa/ summeted mt tanigawa and and rode surrounding areas. Specifically at tenjin, we dropped into the gullys and smashed the ridge's finding what I would say was the fastest deepest and steepest terrain I ever encountered on a backcountry tour in japan, all with the watchful eye of Kieran ensuring our safety.
If you are looking for serious time on board or skis riding as much pow as you can handle and milk every last second of the day doing exactly that then this is your place to do that.

The hospitality and food at tenjin lodge was amazing, the crew made us feel so relaxed.
The crew will be back next year to stay longer
Thanks guys.
Christian

Pow For Days

Hicksie
23/02/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Pow For Days

Hicksie
23/02/2018
Tenjin lodge is an awesome place to stay, right near the Gondola.

Staff are helpful and friendly in a relaxed atmosphere.

I don't recommend anyone plans on going to Tenjin, but that's just me being selfish ;)

Awesome tour, highly recommend!

Tom
22/02/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australian
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

Awesome tour, highly recommend!

Tom
22/02/2018
I had the 3 day all inclusive package and it was well worth it. Much cheaper compared to other guide companies. Kieren and the whole lodge crew were super friendly and helpful. Luckily the weather was in our favour and got Tenjin perfect for 2 days! We got 1 meter of snow in 24hrs so pow was all time! I recommend staying longer as weather can get hectic up there, although Kieren has other options if tenjin closes. Thanks again to all the Tenjin Lodge crew for an awesome trip, I will be back for sure!

Tenjindaira Backcontry

Wayne
21/02/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Tenjindaira Backcontry

Wayne
21/02/2018
Hello all. We did 6 days hiking with Kieren from the lodge. Very professional and upbeat. He means what he says about time on mountain and knows all the secret Powderhounds stash spots.

If you're looking for deep powder time on mountain, a great fun positive day, talk to Kieren.

Lodge and the food was absolutely fantastic.

See you next year mate

Not as advertised

Erin Sanborn
20/02/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    4

Not as advertised

Erin Sanborn
20/02/2018
I'm sorry to say that we had a not-so-positive experience at Tenjin; both my friend with whom I travelled and I felt the information for "advanced backcountry tours" (as listed on the Powderhound website) was misleading.

We were both looking forward to actual "backcountry" as the name of the trip has this in the title; the description notes that "some terrain" is accessible by lift. We were OK with "some" lift accessible terrain, but paid the money for a guide through this service to actually access true backcountry. Everything we did for three days was side-country (i.e., lift access, boot pack, and ski down). We voiced this to Kieran, the "guide" (who with prompting indicated that he has only his avalanche level 1 certification, as I am used to working with IFMGA guides), voicing our preference to access true backcountry terrain (the conditions, per his opinion, were safe) and to even just use our skins for the first time. After lengthy conversation and, quite honestly, unprofessional and inpatient communication on his part, he offered us the option to try the side country at another resort in the area that we could use our skins to access. The next day he took us to this area and legitimately got us lost. He took us down the incorrect drainage; we were boot packing up random hills to get out of creek beds. He even admitted that he "took a wrong turn;" he was on snow shoes so we had to wait at least an hour for him all totaled at the end of the day on the skin path and again once we got out of the creek for him to catch up on a service road we ended up skiing down.

I am all for adventure, and mixing up plans and routes can happen. But not when you pay for a guide. We paid the money we did so that we could explore new backcountry terrain with a local and SAFE knowledge. Kieran has local terrain knowledge at Tenjin only (the nearby resort he clearly doesn't know well), and demonstrates poor snow safety (admitted to not digging a single pit this winter, did not keep eyes on all skiers as we went down -- I had to wait at the bottom of a gully to see my friend ski as he went ahead and left her to ski avalanche terrain solo).

I've never written a review like this in my life and I'm sorry to do this. I let myself think over the trip over the last week to make sure I wasn't just upset in the moment; but after thinking it through and talking with other backcountry skiing friends, I realize that voicing this complaint and these concerns will hopefully make others' trips more fun and safe.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Response from Kieren, Tenjin Lodge
"To read a review like this is disappointing however it provides a platform for clarifying a few points regarding Tenjin Guides Backcountry Tours. Firstly, the main aim of our tours is to provide clients with great snow and as much vertical descent as possible in a safe manner. This is accomplished through the use of lifts whenever possible (to cut down on unnecessary hiking) which is clearly stated on the Tenjin Lodge website as well as Powderhounds.

As for my qualifications, which are also clearly stated on the Tenjin Lodge website, I have completed Avalanche Safety Management Level 1, a week long, professional level course which is primarily for select ski patrol involved in avalanche safety management. The qualification is recognized in the system shared by Japan, Canada and New Zealand. Combined with many years of experience, it's hopefully had a positive effect on my perfect safety record.

The reviewer participated in a three day tour with day one spent in easily accessible terrain at Tenjin. On the second day, we hiked the peak of Mt Tanigawa. To call this side country is ridiculous for anyone who has ever visited the area. Other clients on the tour had finished at the end of the second day and the reviewer expressed a strong desire to hike. I'd offered Kagura as a touring option on Day 2 but the larger group at the time, unanimously chose to hike and ski Mt Tanigawa. Day 3 fell on a Saturday and I won't visit Kagura on the weekends due to inevitable road congestion and big crowds in the backcountry there. The lack of debate may have come across as unprofessional but my stance there was simply not negotiable.

Instead we visited Hodaigi which I know very well, and commenced the hiking which these clients were so keen on doing. We hiked past a dozen, untracked, North facing, chutes in the backcountry while the snow was still good in the morning. It certainly wasn't about the skiing though.

If client's want to hike and it doesn't ruin the experience of other tour participants, I am fine with it. So we hiked nearly to the summit of Mt Hotaka. All the terrain that we had access to, funnels down to one side or the other of Hodaigi resort. When the clients finally decided they were ready to ride down, I simply lead us down the nearest low angled terrain. It was my first time down that exact route but there was never a safety issue involved. Humans can't generally trigger an avalanche on slopes angled below 25 degrees and the route we took was more like 20 degrees maximum. We had to hike out of one gully, to a closed road that runs straight back to the resort. 

Anyway, for those reading this wondering if this is the tour for them, Tenjin is steep and if you are uncomfortable with steep terrain, as these two clients clearly were, this is not the place for you. If you want to hike from the bottom, ski one run and be done, this is not the tour for you.

Just to clarify something regarding digging pits here in one of the snowiest parts of Japan where the snow pack is meters thick and temps are moderate, anyone with a basic knowledge of snow science and some experience will tell you its an exercise in futility. Great digging practice but doesn't tell you anything. I live in these mountains and ski them every day. The concerns here are wind slab on steep terrain (easily avoided if you know how) and weak layers in the upper levels of the snow pack which are easily identifiable without digging and going through the formal process of documenting "a pit"."

Excellent

Harvey Noel
05/02/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Excellent

Harvey Noel
05/02/2018
I was traveling to Japan and had an extra 3 days. I signed up for the Tenjin 3 day guided backcountry. Our guide was excellent. He always made sure we got the most powder possibly for the conditions. There's no way I would have been able to maximize my time with our guide. He had some really great secret stashes. I would highly recommend.

Late Feb Japow

G.Griffiths
07/03/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

Late Feb Japow

G.Griffiths
07/03/2017
Visted Tenjin Lodge in the 2nd half of Feb 2017 for a three day guided backcountry tour. Scored a super deep day at Houdagi, as the big mountain was closed due to all the fresh snow, was a deep fun day lapping fresh lines in the forest. The next day was all time at Tenjin after the big dump, clear skies and deep pow. Scored some great runs off the ridge, it is an absolutely spectacular mountain with lines ranging from mellow to crazy! The Tenjin Lodge is comfortable, spacious and most importantly the staff were super helpful and you could see they wanted everyone to enjoy themselves whether that was families with small children or crew wanting to shred the gnar:)!

February

AlexG
03/03/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

February

AlexG
03/03/2017
Spent a great week at Tenjin Lodge that included 3 days of guiding with Kieran. Had a big powder day at Houdagi, as the Ropeway was closed due to the 60+cm of fresh snow which was a heap of fun then the next day at Tenjin was all time, blue skies and fresh lines all day! Will be back for sure!

Outstanding Local Knowledge!

Sam
07/11/2016
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