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Powder Recon

585-4-7 Akakura, Myoko 949-2111, Niigata Prefecture
+81 80-8426-1066
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Simply the best!!

If it’s your very first time to Japan or you are a seasoned Japow addict these guys are the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MikeW-Kiwi
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Auckland, New Zealand
Above and beyond all expectations!

I came across Powder Recon early in the process of booking my dream Japan ski trip and filled out... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
Stephen R
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Oakland, California
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At Powder Recon, you will find an ever-expanding selection of skis and boards available for hire at a competitive rate. We are proud to be working together with Nordica skis to fully equip our rental store with the newest and best all mountain and powder skis on the market. Our boards are provided by local Japanese powder snowboard makers, Green Lab who produce the goods year after year.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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585-4-7 Akakura, Myoko 949-2111, Niigata Prefecture
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+81 80-8426-1066
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If it’s your very first time to Japan or you are a seasoned Japow addict these guys are the best!! This was our 3rd consecutive tour with PR and once again they delivered the goods. Owner Bryce’s passion for the snow and tireless efforts to...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

I came across Powder Recon early in the process of booking my dream Japan ski trip and filled out an inquiry thinking the package they offered would be out of our price range. Lodging, guiding and breakfast everyday just seemed to good too be true...More

Thank Stephen R
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

I enjoyed this tour so much that I have already booked for next year. If you are looking to ski as much powder as possible in 6 days and you are confident skiing thigh deep powder in trees, then this is the tour for you....More

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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

We have skiied in many places and this would be the best week ever! The snow conditions were incredible but even if they hadn't been we have no doubt James and Ray would have found us the best powder on offer. Their attention to detail...More

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

I've done 2 trips with Powder Recon and would highly recommend it to anyone. It's an easy introduction to skiing in Japan, but still a great way to do it if you've been before. There's a nice balance between being hosted as part of a...More

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Powder Recon gave us a fantastic introduction to skiing in Japan. At nightly meetings, they gave us plenty of info on the skiing options for the day ahead, including weather, terrain, etc so we could choose where we wanted to ski each day. And then...More

Thank Snaz
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

I've been on a number of ski trips and this has to rank as one of the best I've ever been on. The Powder Recon team make this experience. The guides are always keen to hunt the best lines regardless of snow conditions. The over...More

Thank Ben C
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

joined up with the guys and girls at powder - recon for their myoko powder tour. staying at their new lodge in akakuru which was clean, comfortable, warm and a great breakfast served each morning. the house is shared with other p-r guests with some...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

After an unforgettable tour in 2017 I’ve just arrived home after another 2 weeks of powdery bliss with the Powder Recon team (one week on tour, one week in Myoko) and can’t recommend them highly enough: • Excellent guides • Deep powder • No crowds...More

1  Thank Chris M
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Skiing: 10/10 Lodging: 10/10 Transport/communication to resorts: 10/10 Information from powder recon: 10/10 Guides Marco: 10/10 PPP: Terrible at parking (should get license revoked) but overall a great guide. Tatsu: World class champ Luke: Top lad.

Thank Filip T
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