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
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.”
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.
Wed 15 September 10, Stubai Glacier, Austria
More fresh snow in the alps, Andes, Australia and New Zealand. Second Austrian Glacier Resort, Pitztal, Opens For 8 Month Ski Season, two more at weekend. Tignes the first French resort to open slopes next week. Last weekend of the season for Las Lenas.
Sun 19 September 10, Breckenridge, USA
Breckenridge have announced that their Freeway Terrain Park on Peak 8 will now include a 22-foot superpipe, and Brit Nate Kern will be joining their freeride team for 2010/11
Mon 20 September 10
The British Snow Tour made its first indoor stop of the series on Sunday 19th September at Glasgow SNO!zone for the Trespass Snowboard Championships and Rail Jam
Tue 21 September 10, Lake Louise, Canada
The Candadian Banff resorts of Lake Louise, Mt. Norquay and Sunshine Village got their first major dump of snow of the season today, and the first report of snowfall that we've received. Bring it on.
Wed 22 September 10, Tignes, France
Too heavy snow in New Zealand brings down buildings and closes slopes but builds bases big time. Scandinavian resort aiming to be first in region to open, next week. Two more Austrian glacier ski areas open, Tignes to start its 8+ Month season at weekend. Resorts in Alberta receives big pre-season snowfalls.