Overall Rating

Powder Progression for Snowboarders

Powder Progression for Snowboarders4.5/53
Powder Progression for Snowboarders4.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
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    100%
  • Would Reuse
    100%
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Powder Progression for Snowboarders - Reviews

Powder Progression for Snowboarders - Reviews

Snowboard Progression Tour

Willie Fields27/02/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Reuse
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • RiderType
    Boarder
  • Home Country
    United States
  • Month Visited:
    February

Snowboard Progression Tour

Willie Fields27/02/2018
Gift I made for the lodge.
Overall the trip was very enjoyable. This was my first trip to Japan, and using Whiteroom tours.Lodging at Full Note Pension was not 5 star, but I knew that going in, it was comfortable and clean, the management was helpful and very friendly, food was fantastic. The included trips to various restaurants, and Onsens with our guide were quite enjoyable.

This tour was undersold, so the group ended up being two snowboarders and one skier in my group. Normally it should have been 6 boarders in my group. Because of this we had a snowboard guide for three days, and a ski guide for two days. I had no problem with this arrangement as the guides were very familiar with all the resorts we visited. The issue I had was that we receive absolutely no instruction, no tips on improving powder technique. The tour clearly states that the focus was on improving powder riding.

The tour was still very enjoyable. I would recommend White Room Tours, and absolutely recommend Japan for a ski or snowboard tour. Excellent terrain and so much snow, it was amazing.

Wonderful!

Isabelle Depault25/02/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Reuse
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • RiderType
    Boarder
  • Home Country
    Canada
  • Month Visited:
    February

Wonderful!

Isabelle Depault25/02/2018
The Niseko snowboard progression tour exceeded my expectations. Will make for great memories that will last a lifetime (or until next year, as I will be back :). Although short runs, the snow was out of this world. *Note that the snowboarding is mostly in trees (what Japan is all about!) therefore snowboarders and skiers that don’t like tree skiing may not enjoy this tour.

The Full Note Pension accommodations allowed for mingling if the group and chilling out/chatting over a drink. As a solo traveller it made it easy to hang out with fellow travellers. I enjoyed the welcome and farewell dinners, as well as the other activities (a few organized suppers, the onsen, the Nikka brewery...). I found there was just the right balance of free time and organized activities.

Our guide Mike was very good. Professional but chill at the same time. He knew his terrain. He explained he terrain very well so that one knew where to go and where to end up without having to follow his exact tracks or worrying about ending up having to walk out, or away from the group. He was also very fun to chat with.

We didn’t do the video analysis due to the snow being too good to take the time to do so.

Niseko Progression

Chris07/07/2015
  • Recommend
  • Would Reuse
  • RiderType
    Boarder
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Age
    18-35
  • Home Country
    Australia

Niseko Progression

Chris07/07/2015
Professionalism - Good organisation of vehicles and venues, briefing on the day ahead, pre-trip advice OK,

Communication – some confusion while arranging booking accommodation – but all done at short notice so understandable.

Instructor – Adam was very good at leading the group and particularly at giving technique advice pertinent to each individual – showed empathy and understanding with each member of the group. Very pleased to be with him again.

Progress - I learnt heaps and reckon I went up a notch or two in ability - both on –piste and in powder.

Lodging – Full Note Pension was appropriate level of comfort and situation near slopes and amenities. Owners were lovely, staff OK.

Value – appropriate.

Fun factor – highly enjoyable trip.