Overview of Tours

Our motto is "Discover the snow, Discover yourself" and the 2015 tours will help you to do just that. We are declaring 2015 to be the Year of the Snow Monsters! Both the Snow Seeker and Powder Pioneer tour groups will be in locations renowned for their snow monsters. Snow monsters are giant Japanese fur trees which have been frozen and become covered over with ice and snow - truly a magical spectacle. The photo on the right gives you an idea of what it is like to ski amongst them at Zao Onsen.

In 2015 we will be running two tours back to back (past DST participants are welcome to do both weeks). In keeping with our motto that your holiday should be the way you want it, we even let you choose which class of flight you want across all of our packages.

The Snow Seeker package is primarily for the novice to intermediate skiers and snowboarders and those who prefer more time on-piste. Advanced skiers and riders will enjoy the fresh powder between the snow monsters and the off-piste stashes to be found. This tour is is aimed at increasing your skills each and every day - from first time beginner to solid advanced, there is something for everyone. Our coaches are there to help you every step of the way.

The Powder Pioneer package is by invitation only and is designed for those who are chasing the thrill of deep off-piste powder, back-country trails, etc. This is definitely for the advanced skiers and riders who don't need formal coaching but would still like a few tips to become more competent in these conditions. This tour will not be at Zao Onsen, it will be at ..... a mystery Japan location!

We are also offering optional post tour stopovers in Tokyo or Hong Kong – or the choice to create your own stopover itinerary. 100% flexibility.

To Discover all of the details, prices and exciting activities we have planned, simply follow the links. Who knows, you may even learn to play Taiko drums like the 2014 tour crew did.


Why tour with Discovery Snow Tours

Not all tours are the same. Unlike a lot of other tour groups that employ a backpacker to meet you at the airport and then you are on your own, Discovery Snow Tours is with you all the way.

We take the same transport as you, stay in the same accommodation, ski the same mountains and are there 24x7 to answer your questions, give ski/board tips, and help resolve any issues. We take the worry out of organizing a holiday. Your ski/board coaches are your guides and tour managers. They're full of useful information about the town, services, dining spots and, of course, the best bars!