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Myoko Backcountry Snow Venture - Reviews

Recommend MVA

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I've been backcountry riding with Zac (owner of MVA) in Myoko Kogen in Jan 2016, and highly recommend him as a guide and the new tours he's operating. Zac has a lot of experience riding in Myoko and knows the mountains there very well.

He guided me through tree runs daily and made sure to ensure I avoided any dangerous gullies and slopes.
I hiked into the Akakura backcountry area with him and other ski instructors and Zac equipped me with all the safety equipment I needed and taught me how to use my transceiver and conduct a search in case anyone got buried. We were confident conditions were safe on the day we went out, but he still tested the snowpack to be sure before we dropped in.

I went over to Japan on my own and he was very welcoming and is a great guy. Meeting him and then all the people he knew at the instructor's school made for an awesome trip.