About Discovery Snow Tours


Discovery Snow Tours was created in 2001 from a simple love of skiing, snowboarding and all things snow related. Originally named Screamin’ Ski Tours and renamed early in 2013, Discovery Snow Tours is one of the most experienced snow tours companies operating in the Asia Pacific region.

Recognising a lack of high quality international snow tours, Wayne Zantuck (former Australian Team moguls skier) conceived the original concept to provide greater-than-average snow experiences without the high price tags.

Discovery Snow Tours has since lead trips to multiple sites in Australia, New Zealand and Japan including: Queenstown, Furano, Niseko, Nozawa Onsen, Hakuba & Myoko Kogen. This vast experience provides our crew (we think of each trip more as a team than simply clients) with terrific insights and pin-point organisation.

With Discovery Snow Tours you can always be assured of one thing ... a great time with good friends in a relaxed environment.

 

Our point of difference

Discovery Snow Tours is highly personalised. Unlike many tours which only offer you a greeting at the airport and then nothing, Discovery Snow Tours prides itself on being with you all the way. We provide guidance and support from the airport, to the airport. Where you stay is where the coaches stay so you have unlimited access to our help.

Discovery Snow Tours also provides personal ski and snowboard coaching to skiers and riders of all standards, from first-time beginners through intermediate right up to advanced and deep powder. We also provide mountain guidance and can point out the best spots to visit based on your skills and ability levels.

Most importantly, Discover Snow Tours is based on a low pressure model. While there are recommendations for each day, you are free to choose what you do when – Your Discovery, Your Way, Always. There is no pressure to do coaching sessions either – the choice is yours. This provides a great chance to learn new techniques and practice them or to kick back, relax and enjoy the snow.

 

Timeline

2001
Wayne Zantuck launches Screamin’ Ski Tours and begins planning the initial tour

2002
First tour takes place to Queenstown, New Zealand to ski Coronet Peak and The Remarkables
Simon Kriss joins as tour coordinator and ski coach

2003
Second tour takes place to Mt Hotham, Australia

2004
Third tour returns to Queenstown, New Zealand

2005
Fourth tour to Wanaka, New Zealand to ski Treble Cone and Cardrona

2006
Fifth tour to Perisher, Australia

2007
Sixth tour to Furano, Japan to ski Furano and Kitanomine

2008
Seventh tour returns to Furano, Japan to ski Furano, Kitanomine, Kamui and Tomamu
Ian Denford (former snowboard instructor) joins as snowboard coach

2009
Eighth tour to Nozawa Onsen, Japan

2010
Ninth tour to Niseko, Japan to ski Annapuri, Grand Hirafu and Hanazono

2011
Tenth tour to Hakuba, Japan to ski Happo-One, Goryu47 and Cortina
Private lodge accommodation model launches

2013
Eleventh tour to Myoko Kogen, Japan to ski Akakura, Suginohara and Seki Onsen
Name changes to Discovery Snow Tours

2014
Twelfth tour to Myoko and Nozawa, Japan to ski Akakura, Suginohara and Nozawa Onsen
Biggest tour group ever at 23 participants

Japan 2015

Zao Onsen in January

2015 is shaping up to be the year of the Snow Monsters. Discovery a whole new experience in Japan.

There's plenty to whet the appetite and broaden the mind. Discovery the snow, and discover yourself!