Powder Detours, showing you the best snow in Japan

Wed 15 September 10

Author of our Snow-search Japan book, Keith Stubbs along with instructor Brian Findlay, have launched a new venture offering coaching-based powder trips around Hokkaido, Japan

Powder Detours, showing you the best snow in Japan

Powder Detours, showing you the best snow in Japan ©

Winter holiday snow conditions have always been a bit of a gamble. A Hokkaido-based
(Japan) company has developed a powder tour to improve the odds.

Winter resorts are only as good as the snow they receive and being in the right place at
the right time can turn an average holiday into a powder fest.

Powder Detours www.powderdetours.com have developed a coaching based multi-resort tour offering some of the best lift accessed powder conditions in Japan.

The tour was founded by ski instructor and Instructor Training Academy Director Brian
Findlay along with Snow-search Japan author Keith Stubbs, who recognised the importance of great snow as the most important ingredient of a ski vacation.

“Customers often ask me my opinion on the best ski locations in the world and I usually tell them to look for resorts that receive good quality, regular snow falls.” Brian says.

“I've worked in world famous winter destination resorts where dry spells of 2 or 3 weeks
without snowfall are common. Last winter the Niseko area recorded snowfalls on 121 days of the 170 day season - with over 14 meters of snow. There was simply no contest when we were selecting the best area for a powder tour.”

Furano, rider Keith Stubbs
Furano, rider Keith Stubbs
Photo: Raegan Tipping

Powder Detours hedge their powder bets by basing their tours in Hokkaido and by timing their tours to correspond with peak snowfalls. Detouring to multiple resorts gives them the flexibility to choose an area based on day-to-day conditions. To stack the odds further, the tours are led by highly experienced coaches/guides in three different disciplines (ski, snowboard and telemark) making sure you find (and can make the most of) the best conditions available, enjoying plenty of secret stashes along the way.

Bookings can be made through the website at www.powderdetours.com - early booking
discounts are available.

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