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Chick's Snow Boarding Powder Progression Tour
7 Nights - 6 Days Coaching/Riding
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USD 1,974
Ability: Intermediate to Strong Intermediate
Take your snowboarding to the next level and learn to ride powder whilst meeting some great new female snowboarding buddies! Experience the deep dry powder of an off the beaten track ski area.
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Inclusions
  • 7 nights deluxe twin share accommodation with ensuite
  • Daily buffet breakfast and buffet dinner
  • 6 days coaching/guiding with our qualified coaches
  • 6 days lift tickets
  • Return scheduled bus transfers from Shin-Aomori Station to Aomori Springs Resort
Add-ons
  • Rail pass
  • Single room upgrade
Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided-Progression | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Sidecountry
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Jan 19 - Jan 26, 2018
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USD 1,974
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Chicks Japan Progression Tour

Want to improve your snowboarding in the snowiest place on earth? The Mint Chicks Progression Tour allows women of all ages to improve their snowboarding in a down to earth and supportive environment.

New for 2018, the home base for the Mint Chicks Japan Progression Tour is Aomori Spring on the northern tip of Honshu, the main island in Japan.. Never heard of it? That's the point, because not many others have either so there is plenty of untracked powder which makes it easier to improve your powder riding skills. This area is famous not only for its’ impressive scenery, but also for the colossal amounts of light, dry powder snow that it scores each season.

Your coach will conduct your daily snowboarding sessions on the gentle, rolling terrain in and around Aomori Spring where the uncrowded slopes are perfect for learning and progression. Your hosts and coaches have years of experience in making sure you achieve your goals. Not to mention they know how much fun it is to go riding with other women!

Boarder Ability LevelPerfect for intermediate snowboarders who want to learn how to ride powder and improve their technique.

Small Groups

During the coaching sessions the group size is kept small with a maximum of 6 people for a more personal experience between the guests and guides. This ensures you get the most out of your time, and keeping the groups small means less time waiting and more time riding powder!

Solo Travellers If you’re travelling solo you won’t be alone. In fact our camp is perfect for solo travellers, your Mint host just match you up with someone to room with for the entire time. Not only are your coaches and guides with you on-mountain during the day, they keep the stoke going well into the night, so you’ll always have crew to hang out with.

Snow

Aomori scores its biggest snowfall during January. What you can expect on this tour is cold temperatures and deep powder. Most days you can expect to ride powder that’s anywhere from boot to waist deep. Even if there isn't fresh snow overnight, the cold temperatures and local knowledge will ensure you’ll be able to ride light dry snow days after a storm.




Abundance of light deep powder

Accommodation

The accommodation for the tour is the Rockwood Hotel & Spa, which is the only ski-in/ski-out property at Aomori Springs Resort. This 4 star hotel is located at the base of Mt Iwaki and each room has amazing views to the mountain or to the Sea of Japan.

The modern and comfortable, twin share rooms come equipped with 2 single beds, a couch and sitting area, TV, free Wi-Fi, Yukata (robe) and ensuite bathroom.

The Rockwood Hotel & Spa hotel has 2 restaurants, a hotel bar which serves drinks and snacks, a small convenience store, indoor and outdoor onsen facility, day spa, drying room, theatre room, karaoke room, gym and rentals.

As part of your tour package, buffet breakfast and dinner is included.

You can see more information about the Rockwood Hotel here.

A Typical Day

Mornings
Each morning the group will have breakfast at the hotel which consists of a wide selection of western and Japanese foods including eggs, bacon, breads, rice, fresh fruits, cereal, yoghurt, miso, soups and salads. You won’t go hungry! To prepare for the day ahead, hit the onsen in the morning, do some stretching and then it’s time to gear up and head out onto the snow. If you want test out one of the powder boards, ask one of the friendly guides to help you set up the board. Before you head out on snow, your coach will complete a gear check, and run through the plan for the day. The hotel is impressively located just steps from the gondola and chairlift, so walk out the door, strap in and your set to go.

Morning Coaching Sessions
Each morning you’ll have a dedicated coaching session where you’ll work on individual goals. The morning coaching sessions typically run from when the lifts open at 9am until midday. Your Mint Chicks coach is on-hand the whole session to give you feedback, encouragement and of course to make it fun. No matter what you want to work on, your coach will be able to provide you with the tools to take your snowboarding to the next level!

Lunch
After the morning session is complete, you’ll break for lunch on mountain at one of the cafés. Enjoy a bowl of hot ramen, or head to the rider’s café for some American food. Take the opportunity to warm up and work out what you’d like to focus on for the afternoon.

Afternoon Coaching Sessions
Snowboarding in deep powder can be hard work, so each afternoon you can choose what you’d like to do. If you’re keen to pick-up where your last coaching session left off, no problem. Join the afternoon coaching session. Your coach is on-hand to give you more feedback and set new goals. If you’d prefer to go freeriding with your new skills and new shred-buddies, feel free to head off on your own, or even hit the Aomori Springs park, which is always fun with small jumps and easy ride-on features. If it’s nuking snow at night, join us for a ‘nighta’, where you can cruise the powder covered groomed runs until 9pm, under floodlights.

Evenings
After a long day riding deep Japan powder, there is no better way to warm up and soothe the muscles than to hit the onsen. The hotel has a beautiful indoor and outdoor onsen with natural geothermal water from deep within Mt Iwaki. Relax and revive, while taking in the snowy views all the way out to the Sea of Japan. There is also a day spa where you can get a massage, or if you still have energy to burn, you can hit the gym. Each evening, catch up with the ladies and other Mint Tours guests and guides at the hotel bar. Grab a hot drink or something stronger and catch up on the days’ happenings. Each night you'll have a buffet dinner included at the hotel. You’ll be able to sample some of the freshest seasonal produce from the Aomori region, plus there is a great selection of international dishes, with over 40 items to choose from. Round off your meal with a trio of sake samplers from the local area. For anyone wanting to kick on, join the other guests and guides in the bar for some after dinner drinks and fun, or if you’re game we can break out the karaoke.

Inclusions

Inclusions
  • 7 nights deluxe twin share accommodation with ensuite
  • Daily buffet breakfast and buffet dinner
  • 6 days coaching/guiding with our qualified coaches
  • 6 days lift tickets
  • Return scheduled bus transfers from Shin-Aomori Station to Aomori Springs Resort
  • Free access to powder boards from Nitro Snowboards
  • Board setup, and tech sessions
Optional Extras
  • Rail pass
  • Single room upgrade
Not Included

Mint Tours Terms & Conditions

To secure your spot we require a $500 deposit with the balance paid 60 days prior to departure.

Group numbers are strictly limited.