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Irvine, CA, 92604
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Teton Bros, the innovative outdoor technical brand from Japan is proud to announce the launch of its apparel collection in the United States. The outerwear collection designed by Nori and Junko Suzuki finds its roots from the backcountry of Niseko Japan delivering fully functional Backcountry Skiwear wear for the outdoor enthusiast worldwide.

Tour of Japan

Tour of Japan

 

Trip Dates: Feb 10th – Feb 17th, 2017

With strong ties to mountain guides, backcountry huts, and ski areas, Teton Bros. team will start a weeklong backcountry ski and snowboard tour to the less-known areas of Japan. From picking the best lines on a powder day to booking local accommodation, Teton Bros. Tour of Japan will provide a first hand experience of the Japanese backcountry culture.

*Tour group numbers are strictly limited so be sure to secure your spot as soon as possible.


Initially started by the development of the TB 2.0, Teton Bros "Tour of Japan" will feature Hinoemat, Japan and many areas seen in this video.

 

The Area

Year after year, Japan is starting to attract powder hungry skiers and snowboarders from around the world. With resorts and backcountry areas around the country gaining worldwide attention, it’s getting harder to find untouched powder. Japan consists of two main islands, Hokkaido, which is the northern island, and Honshu, which is Japan’s main island.

This trip will take place on the main island, Honshu. We will be focusing on finding the best snow in two main areas on the main island. (Hinoemata: Located north east of Tokyo & Gassan: Located north of Hinoemata) 

 
 

 

Hinoemata

About: Hinoemata is a small Japanese village located in the northern part of the main island. Surrounded by the mountains of Komagatake, Mt Taishaku, and Hiuchigatake, Hinoemata is an old remote village that is at the entrance of thenational park Oze.

Accommodation: Our traditional Japanese style lodge is located in the village of Hinoemata. Accommodation comes with a daily breakfast and dinner, free Wi-Fi, private bath / shower, drying room, bar and chill-out room. Guests have an option to eat in the lodging restaurant or explore the local cuisine in town.

 

Gassan

About: Mount Gassan is located in Yamagata Japan in the ancient province of Dewa. Known for its heavy snowfall, Gassan can be seen open some years until June. With incredible amounts of snow and backcountry terrain easily accessible, Gassan is a key area for CAT skiing / riding during the winter season.

 Accommodation in Gassan will be in a Japanese style hotel located near Mount Gassan. The hotel is called Tsutaya accommodationAll guests are accommodated in a twin share room, with Japanese style bedding. Breakfast and dinner is included from the hotel.

 


 

Backcountry Days

Both Hinoemata and Gassan have amazing backcountry terrain. Our tour will be in the backcountry for 3 days. Two of those days being CAT days and one backcountry-touring day. Guests will have to come with the necessary gear to enjoy the backcountry terrain.

Hinoemata CAT Ski Tours

Gassan CAT Ski Tours

*If the weather doesn't permit backcountry day, we can ride the nearest resorts. Or backcountry tour days in safe areas. 

 

Required Gear

The following gear will be necessary to bring on the Teton Bros Japan Tour. 

  • Beacon
  • Probe
  • Shovel
  • Backpack
  • Ski or Snowboard
  • Climbing Skins
  • Poles
  • Boots
  • Snow Shoes for Snowboarders

 


 

Schedule Overview

 

Saturday Feb 11th

3 pm: meet at Tokyo Narita Airport / overview of tour

3.30 pm: drive towards Hinoemata

6 pm: dinner 

8 pm: arrive in Hinoemata

Friday Feb 10th

5 pm PST: leave on flight to Tokyo 

 


Monday Feb 13th

6 am: breakfast /  day overview

7 am: backcountry tour Hinoemata

12 pm: lunch

4 pm: get back to the lodge 

6 pm: dinner

Sunday Feb 12th

8 am: breakfast / overview for the day

9 am: CAT ski / ride Hinoemata

12 pm: lunch at the backcountry mountain hut

4 pm: arrival to the lodge

6.30 pm: welcome party!! / dinner



 Wednesday Feb 15th

7 am: breakfast / day overview

8 am: CAT ski / ride Gassan

12 pm: lunch

4 pm: get back to the lodge

6 pm: dinner

Tuesday Feb 14th

9 am: breakfast

10 am: relocate to Gassan

1 pm: lunch

3 pm: visit temple / ancient village

5 pm: arrive at Gassan

6.30 pm: dinner


Friday Feb 17th

5 pm: leave on flight to from Tokyo to US

 

Thursday Feb 16th

7.30 am: breakfast / day overview

8 am: pack baggage for Tokyo

9 am: ski morning on mount Gassan ski resort

1 pm: lunch / drive to Tokyo from Gassan (6-7 Hours)

8 pm: arrive in Tokyo


Solo travellers

If you’re travelling solo you won’t be alone. Our guides will be with you on the mountain all-day and our travelling crew will be keeping the stoke going throughout the night, so you’ll always have a crew to hang out with.

*Tour group numbers are strictly limited so be sure to secure your spot as soon as possible. 


Price: $2800 USD

 

Contact us and learn more

TEL: +1 (949).536.4839

EMAIL: info@teton-bros.com

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