Required skill level for the Tohoku and Hokkaido Storm Chasers
Our multi-day trips are geared toward strong intermediate and advanced powder riders. Experts are welcome but may find themselves waiting occasionally. Intermediates on powder will find themselves challenged from time to time. On our trips, no one is ever in over their head as the guide will be clear about the required skill level of each run, but beginners on powder are not recommended on these trips.
What does it mean to be a strong intermediate or advanced powder skier/rider?
Generally, you must be able to ski the whole mountain with confidence and at a reasonable speed in powder, through trees and in variable conditions. Snowboarders in this level are able to keep speed in flat sections by planning ahead as well as hold a solid traverse line and be able to hop up and maneuver in a way as to not slow down the group.