The Powder Odyssey Tour takes you deep into Japan's northern island of Honshu where you will visit some of Japan's best kept secrets, and have unprecedented access to the off-piste and side country at some of Powder Recon's favourite resorts (the only company Japanese or foreign allowed into some off-piste areas…meaning more fresh tracks for you!)
In addition to powder, genuine Japanese cultural experiences are high on the agenda. Some of the accommodation is likely to be in ryokan with amazing onsens for soaking the aching body, and some evenings the guides will take you to the most amazing Japanese restaurants in nearby cities or towns. The main areas to ski on your tour are Morioka, Yamagata and Bandai. Your Powder Recon guides will present you the most up to date weather/snow forecasts in these three key areas, and based on these factors, the group will make the most informed decision as to how the story will end. The Odyssey Tour starts in the City of Morioka and the first few days will be spent in the surrounding resorts. After this, and following the general template, the tour will work its way south.
Our goals on the Odyssey Tour are to get you and your group in prime position for first lifts every single day, and using our in-depth knowledge of each mountain we visit to provide you with the ultimate skiing/snowboarding experience. This tour is 16 snow seasons in the making, and you will visit places that most foreigners have never heard of, and even fewer have ridden. Whether it’s guided sidecountry/backcountry riding you’re after or your first true experience of dry northern Japanese powder, Powder Recon is guaranteed to deliver with the Odyssey Powder Tour.