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MINT TOURS

BORN IN NEW ZEALAND'S
SOUTHERN ALPS

Our Story

The idea was born in New Zealand back in 1999 after my many years of competing in snowboarding then working within the ski industry around the world. From building terrain parks and running events, through to judging contests on the World Cup Tour, I knew I wanted to share my passion for exploring new destinations and cultures with the local connections I’d met along the journey.

Nowadays, our network of guides, athletes, staff and loyal customers is driving us to keep searching for not only the best snow, but the best overall experiences while striving for a sustainable strategy for global travel post Covid-19. What’s new for 2021 is we’re excited to be launching our unique MTB programs based in New Zealand, Japan, Europe and Canada making Mint Tours a global leader in action sports tourism.

We also want to reaffirm our commitment to all our travellers in an industry that is rapidly changing. We think it’s important for you to know that we are an accredited, accountable and responsible business. We are a registered member of peak travel bodies, 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.

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

KEI ISHIUCHI

GUIDE & OPERATIONS

Scott Anfang

GUIDE

INGEMAR BACKMAN

GUIDE

HEIKKI SORSA

GUIDE

ERIKA VIKANDER

GUIDE

JEREMY BLACK

VIDEOGRAPHER

Greg Homann

GUIDE

Arto Pitkainen

GUIDE

Eero Ettala

AMBASSADOR

ANTTI JUSSILA

AMBASSADOR

Kevin Backstrom

AMBASSADOR

WANG LEI

AMBASSADOR

RICHARD OWEN

GUIDE

HIRO NAKAMURA

GUIDE

ANDREAS BAUMANN

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

RACHEL NEWTON

COACH & GUIDE

JULIANE BRAY

COACH & GUIDE

AYA KANEKO

GUIDE

FIONA DUNCAN

COACH & GUIDE

MIHAIL SOLAKOV

GUIDE

ANTTI KESKITALO

GUIDE

SAARA RAHKAMAA

PHOTOGRAPHER

EMILY TIDWELL

PHOTOGRAPHER

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