Frontier Explorer - Reviews

Japow = WOW

Connie Clark
13/03/2017
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    January
Brilliant trip all around... Fantastic locations with a witty fun guide to show you all the secret spots you would miss with out the local knowledge. Mighty fine powder days with authentic fun cultural nights and side trips to wrap up your day.

Gnarrrr

Mylo
10/03/2017
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February
After 10 years of Hokkaido trips decided to do this guided tour with japan ski tours to find some new pow, get away from the crowds and get some culture, food and onsen. Knowledgable guide and all round good guy Brent Potter aka Brett Powder, delivered the goods with an epic tour and some of the best boarding I've had in 10 years. Lots of variety here and worth doing.

Awesome trip!!!

Todd Elligson
09/03/2017
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    0-11
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Canada
  • Month:
    January
I have done 3 tours with Japan Ski Tours and will use them next time I go to for some more JAPOW. The Frontier Explorer tour was everything as advertised. What I really enjoy is lots of snow with no line ups. Brent has also done the recon for you so you just show up and follow him to the sweet POW spots. I highly recommend this tour as takes you off the beaten path to some awesome locations.

Worthwhile Guide and So Much More

Jonathan Tilton
09/03/2017
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    February
Our "guide" Brent with Japan Ski Tours was so much more than a guide; I believe words like "travel agent, advisor, translator, chauffeur, consigliere, food-orderer, drinking buddy, photographer and rent-a-bro" (among others) should all be included in the services Brent provided.

We had a group of 6 friends coming together for the trip and Brent did a great job of giving us space at times but fitting right in to conversation flawlessly and adding immensely to our experiences. He dealt with everyone's occasional tardiness or equipment failures without issue and kept us all moving towards powder time and time again.

Can't recommend JST or Brent enough... would go back in a heartbeat!

THANKS!!

Don't forget your modesty towel...

James Buchanan
07/03/2017
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    February
Hiking I J Carna Mylo
Tour 2-9th Feb 2017. We are a group of 6 (1 skier, 5 boarders) that have been heading to Japan for the past 9 seasons. This was our first time outside of Hokkaido & also our first 'guided' tour. We've toured around a fair bit on our own and hired guides for a day or so here and there but not a fully guided tour format.
Let me say right from the start our guide Brett Pow (aka Brent Potter)was excellent.
We've all been thirsting for this kind of trip - new destinations, fresh tracks, virtually no other western tourists and really good local experiences with someone who can translate.(as anyone who has been to Japan will know - it can be a very confusing place with not much English). Aside from the obvious benefits of a guide on the mountain, having someone who will not only answer your endless stream of stupid questions & translate a menu is priceless...
Just don't forget to bring your modesty towel for the onsens.