We are relentless in our drive to find what’s new and next. We’re restless by nature and are always searching for new experiences and destinations.
SWEDEN & NORWAY
Our journey begins in Gällivare located 100 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lapland to ride the ski area of Dundret, home to snowboarding legends Ingemar Backman and Johan Olofsson. The world heritage site of Laponia here in Gällivare is also a perfect spot to view the Northern Lights.
The 'Powder Highway' is the nickname given to the legendary snow-blessed route along Canada’s 95A, which consists of a 630-mile loop through interior British Columbia’s Kootenay Rockies. On this itinerary we tick off a good amount of resorts along this route (Revelstoke, Red Mountain, Whitewater, Panorama) plus a few more in Banff (Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Mt Norquay) to round out the experience.
INNSBRUCK FREERIDE TOUR
Why should Innsbruck be on your snowboarding bucket list? The terrain is all-time, the locals friendly, the food distinctive, and the culture unique. Though Europe may seem out of reach without a dedicated travel budget, it’s worth a bit of planning and saving to make it happen and Innsbruck is the type of place you can spend one week or an entire winter.
Asahikawa is Hokkaido’s second-largest city and boasts a reputation of having the most days with snowfall in all of Japan, as well as the record for the coldest temperature (-40°C) meaning conditions are consistently deep and cold all winter. On this trip you'll not only explore the backcountry areas within the Daisetsuzan National Park, including the famous Asahidake, but you’ll also ride the lesser known ski areas and a couple of our secret spots.
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WHY TRAVEL WITH
Mint is a full-service travel agency and tour operator with over 20 years expertise. Our tours take you off the beaten path to provide you with a deeper, more intimate experience. Our expert guides will provide you with the best experience based on your groups riding or skiing ability. Paired with our favourite local restaurants and unique lodging, we do our best to offer a unique and unforgettable experience. Mint exists for travellers who beg for more than a standard country check-in. Not content with generic tours and tourist traps, for them it’s authentic or nothing. And that’s what Mint does best. With our deep, local connections, a dedicated and knowledgeable team, and a relentless drive to find what’s new and next. Mint is for travellers who seek authentic, always. Here's just a few ways we’ve got your back every step of the way.
WE’RE ACCREDITED & ACCOUNTABLE
In a rapidly changing travel industry it’s important to know that your travel provider is accredited, accountable and responsible. We are a registered member of AFTA, IATA and ATTA and conduct business in accordance with the ATAS Charter and Code of Conduct. When you travel with Mint you can have peace of mind that you are booking with a qualified and established travel operator with over 20 years of expertise. And as a full-service travel agent, we are able to take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre or post tour arrangements.
SMALL GROUP GUARANTEE
We know that by offering one of the smallest client to guide ratios in the travel industry allows you to ski, snowboard or ride at your preferred pace, and ultimately leads to a better experience for everyone. All of our departures are small group tours with an average guest to guide ratio of 6 guests per guide. Our small groups allow greater manoeuvrability and access to the best experiences a destination can offer. Our groups are small enough to feel like you’re exploring a destination independently, but big enough to create a good social vibe.
PRIVATE, GROUP & CUSTOM TOURS
With over 20 years of experience guiding snowboard and ski adventures around the world, we are the perfect option to help you curate your dream trip for your group. We offer custom and privately guided snowboard and ski tours in all locations that are listed on our schedule. You can choose from one of our existing tours and make it your own by making changes that fit your groups needs. Or, if you have an idea of what you are looking for, you can share those ideas with us, and we will create a custom itinerary for your group.
UNBEATABLE PRE-TOUR SUPPORT
After you sign up for a tour, you will receive pre-trip emails with specific information about your tour, the arrival and departure day process, information about the destination, packing suggestions, and other Essential Trip Information to help you prepare for your trip. In addition to this, you have access to our customer care team who are just a phone-call away. And as a full-service travel agent, we are able to take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre or post tour arrangements.
LOCAL GUIDES & PARTNERSHIPS
Mint opens doors around the globe. Our long-standing relationships with local guides, local legends, professional athletes, local businesses and resorts allow us special access to places and people. Travelling with us, you go behind the scenes to get a close-up view of each destination. You’re enriched by the knowledge of our experts and local guides.
We keep an element of flexibility in all our tour itineraries so we can take advantage of unexpected opportunities or adapt to weather conditions. We aim to strike the perfect balance between guided sessions and ‘you time’. After all, it’s your holiday. Although we do have an itinerary to stick to, there are always opportunities to make the journey personalised.