5 NIGHTS I 4 DAYS ON-SNOW
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If you’re joining us for our Japan Powder Retreat, extend your trip and join us in Tomamu Resort. This is a great opportunity to explore another resort, and have a warm-up so you’re prepped and ready to go for our Powder Retreat. If it’s been a while since you’ve been snowboarding, it’s a great way to find your feet.
Daily Guiding Sessions
We will have a very small guest to guide ratio, with 6 guests per guide, so you’ll be able to enjoy riding at your own pace. You’ll be hosted by our female Mint Chicks guides including Rachel Newton and Fiona Duncan. They will be on-hand for daily guiding sessions which run every day between 9am – 2pm. In the afternoons join is for Pilates and stretching sessions, relax in the indoor and outdoor onsen, take a dip in the wave pool or just take in the peaceful mountain views.
We will stay on-mountain at Tomamu Resort in a 4 star ski-in/ski-out hotel. All the rooms are comfortable western style twin share rooms with ensuite bathrooms and all the amenities you’d expect. Breakfasts are included in this tour.
Snow & Terrain
Tomamu Resort is located in Central Hokkaido and is renowned for having some of the lightest, driest snow in Japan. There’s great terrain for progression, with wide-open powder fields, great groomers, a small terrain park and there’s tree riding zones to cater to intermediate and advanced riders.
Get to Know Our Guides
Throughout the week you will be hosted by our qualified coaches and guides including:
Rachel Newton We’re lucky enough to have one of the world’s most qualified female coaches as part of our team. Originally hailing from the small town of National Park, New Zealand, Rachel rose through the professional snowboarding ranks, and eventually became a high-performance coach for regional and national snowboard teams. Whether it’s your first time snowboarding or you’re a professional athlete, Rachel’s direct and considered approach will fast-track your progression. Her passion for snowboarding is infectious. Just take a lap with Rachel through the park, on piste or in the trees and you’ll be smiling ear-to-ear. Her energy, enthusiasm and expert advice will take your snowboarding to the next level and then some. She arm you with all the technical skills and confidence required to be the best snowboarder you can be. Plus she’s got some great yarns to tell over the course of the week. There’s never a dull moment! Rachel now calls Canada home and is based in Rossland, BC, with her very awesome snowboarding family.
Fiona Duncan Fiona has been instrumental in building the the womens program at Mint Tours. She has worked both behind the scenes and on-the-snow in every role possible to help grow our women’s snowboarding community. She’s a natural leader, and a passionate communicator, so it’s no surprise her career as a professional snowboarder led her to become a high-performance snowboard coach and guide in New Zealand, Europe and the United States. Her personal mission is to encourage women to immerse themselves in nature and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle and have the best time possible while doing it. When Fiona isn’t on-snow, you can either find her at the beach or in her pilates studio; she’ll be sharing her passion for surfing with the next generation of female surfers, or teaching the local community the benefits of pilates and leading a healthy lifestyle.
Daily Pilates and Stretching Sessions
Snowboarding and stretching. It’s the perfect combination, and the secret to many professional snowboarder’s long careers. Each evening, join professional pilates instructor, Fiona Duncan as she leads a group pilates and stretching session to help you recover after your long day riding powder.
Airport Transfers from New Chitose Airport
We’ve included return airport transfers from New Chitose Airport to your hotel to make the trip easy. If you’re looking for something to do after our Tomamu tour finishes and our Powder Retreat commences, we highly recommend spending a few nights in Sapporo between tours so you can visit the Sapporo Snow Festival and see the incredible ice sculptures http://www.snowfes.com/english/
Join Our Community
Once you’re booked on, we’ll invite you to join our group chat so you can get to know the other women on tour. If you’re travelling solo it’s a great way to meet the others and sync up your travel plans.
Is this tour for you?
Our guiding sessions are perfect for novice to advanced riders, and you will always ride with like-level snowboarders. If you’d like to speak with one of our guides to see if this tour is suitable, please get in touch.
This tour includes
- 5 nights twin share accommodation at The Tower Tomamu
- 5 Breakfasts
- 4 days guiding at Tomamu Resort
- 4 Pilates & stretching sessions
- 4 day lift ticket valid at Tomamu
- Complimentary access to the wave pool
- Return airport transfers from New Chitose Airport
Bookings & Enquiries
Please note that we limit our group numbers for this tour. Bookings close on the 30th of September unless sold out prior. If you would like some further information about the tour please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
To secure your spot on tour, we take an AUD $500 deposit and the balance is due 90 days prior to departure. We will issue all guests travel documents and Pre Departure Guides one month prior to travel.
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