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MINT TOURS

BORN IN NEW ZEALAND'S
SOUTHERN ALPS

Our Story

Our background is deeply rooted in the snow industry. From competitive snowboarding, judging halfpipe and slopestyle events, working for ski areas and working for brands.

After years of travelling the world and working in the industry, we decided to share our experience. So in 1999, we started Mint Tours. It was important for us to do things right from the start. So we have been an accredited, accountable and responsible business from day one and we’ve made a commitment to support ‘local’ wherever possible.

From humble beginnings in Queenstown, New Zealand, we’ve grown into an international snow travel operation. Japan has been our northern hemisphere base for over 20 years, and we have deep local connections in Europe, Central Asia, North America, South America and New Zealand. Nowadays, our network of guides, athletes, staff and loyal customers, drive us to keep searching for not only the best snow, but also the best travel experiences. 

We also think that it’s important to know that your travel provider is accredited, accountable and responsible. Mint Tours is a registered member of AFTA, IATA, ATTA and conducts 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.

We also pride ourselves on having unbeatable customer service. After you sign up for a tour, you will receive pre-trip emails with specific information about your tour, visa’s, the arrival and departure day process, information about the destination, packing suggestions, and other relevant 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.

Jarred Dowson, Founder – Mint Tours

Get to know us

OUR TEAM

With our deep, local connections, a dedicated and knowledgeable team, and a relentless drive to find what’s new and next. Mint isn’t for everyone. It’s for those who seek authentic, always.

OUR TEAM

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.

JARRED DOWSON

FOUNDER

RIS LITTLE

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

KEI ISHIUCHI

GUIDE & OPERATIONS

Scott Anfang

GUIDE & OPERATIONS

INGEMAR BACKMAN

GUIDE

HEIKKI SORSA

GUIDE

ERIKA VIKANDER

GUIDE

JEREMY BLACK

VIDEOGRAPHER

Greg Homann

GUIDE

Christina Bruno

GUIDE & COACH

Arto Pitkainen

GUIDE

Eero Ettala

AMBASSADOR

ANTTI JUSSILA

AMBASSADOR

Kevin Backstrom

AMBASSADOR

FIONA DUNCAN

COACH & GUIDE

WANG LEI

AMBASSADOR

RACHEL NEWTON

COACH & GUIDE

AYA KANEKO

GUIDE

RICHARD OWEN

GUIDE

HIRO NAKAMURA

GUIDE

ANDREAS BAUMANN

GUIDE

JULIANE BRAY

COACH & GUIDE

VESA ROUVILA

GUIDE

HAYDEN MANWELL

GUIDE

CHUCK MORIN

GUIDE

THOM RODRIGUE

GUIDE

GEOFF BROWN

GUIDE

SEBASTIAN CERNIAWSKI

GUIDE

NICK HYNE

GUIDE

WILL CHESHIRE

GUIDE

DAVE PEARSE

GUIDE

MIHAIL SOLAKOV

GUIDE

ANTTI KESKITALO

GUIDE

EMILY TIDWELL

PHOTOGRAPHER

OUR INDUSTRY PARTNERS

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