The 2015 Discovery Snow Tours will he conducted in January 2015. The main tour will see the novice through to advanced skiers and riders heading to Japan’s Zao Onsen to play amongst the amazing snow monsters. A second ‘past crew, invitation only’ tour will see a small group head to a secret location in Japan […]
News and Blog
This section may appear a tiny bit sparse to begin with. That won’t last long! We plan to write regularly about tour developments, how full they are and what our team are doing to prepare! As the the tours get closer expect to hear some extra announcements, fitness preparations and packing tips. And of course, once the tours are on we’ll be posting updates on all the things the folks back home are missing out on!
To everyone still considering joining Discovery Snow Tours in 2014 for the Japan trip of a lifetime, you best book before the end of October. Prices for the tour will increase in line with increases in airfare costs, taxes, etc. So book NOW! For information on the tour go to the 2014 Tour page.
The Japan Meteorological Agency has released the long awaited very early snow forecast for the upcoming winter – and the news is VERY GOOD. Just like last year (and we all know how good that season was) the Agency is forecasting a 20:40:40. This means a 20% chance of below average snow, a 40% chance […]
Using official Japanese snow records, we have compiled a graph showing: the annual maximum snow depth; the maximum daily snowfall (snowiest day of the season); and the cumulative total of snow dropped in each season – reaching back to the 1994/1995 season! That is 19 years of data. Besides a shocking year in 2007 where […]
The BBC has featured a story from Russia where Sochi, the site for the 2014 Winter Olympics, has stored thousands of tonnes of snow in mounds covered with reflective insulation. The reason for the storage is that Sochi is quite southern and sits on the Black Sea so the climate is quite temperate. The temperate […]
I discovered an article recently which outlined the 10 things everyone needs to know about skiing or Snowboarding in Japan, and thought it was spot on the money. In particular, I completely agree with the point that many resorts are becoming over run with Aussies and so we keep exploring further and further to bring […]
At Discovery Snow Tours we have always advocated the use of ski and snowboard helmets, not just as a place to mount your camera but to provide protection. We are happy to see more and more helmets each year, even in Japan where locals do not usually bother with a helmet. In fact last year […]
We’ve made some terrific changes here at Discovery Snow Tours during the off season. We must thank so many of our previous tour attendees for their valuable feedback and support which has ushered in this next phase of our evolution. With such great people to work with, it was easy to identify where Discovery Snow […]