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Hokkaido Mountain Experience (HME)

Kutchan-cho, Japan
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About Hokkaido Mountain Experience (HME)
Hokkaido Mountain Experience -HMEJapan. Providing professional private snow-sports lessons, mountain tours and back-country guiding based in the 'Powder Snow' mecca of Niseko, Japan. Offering a range of products suitable for all levels of ability and motivation. HME creates a mountain experience tailored just for you. * Private Lessons -Ski/Snowboard/Cross-Country/Snowshoe * Guided Niseko United Mountain Tours * Backcountry Tours-Yotei/Chisenupuri/Shiribestudake/Yoichidake * Kiroro/Rusutsu/Moiwa/Teine/Kokusai Day Tours * Central Hokkaido Trips * Backcountry Avalanche Equipment Rental * Cultural Days
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GreenKayaker wrote a review Mar 2020
Cleveland, Ohio10 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I can’t say enough good things about the Powder Triangle Tour that we just completed with HME. We were thrilled with the skiing which couldn’t be better than in central Hokkaido. Even with the “worst snow in 40 years”, our guides found us plenty of powder. They monitored the weather daily, sometimes making the call of where to go, just before we left. All five of the people in our group felt that our skiing had improved over the 7 days of skiing, due to the insightful instruction we were given. Our guides also went out of their way to take us a local onsen in the mountains, a local festival, and other off-slope activities. With two guides, the three more advanced skiers could do more off-piste powder, while the two of us with less experience learned to ski powder in the side country. We came back so excited that we can’t wait to book another tour next year.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Pete G, Owner at Hokkaido Mountain Experience (HME)
Responded Apr 3, 2020
Thankyou, so much for your review of 'The Powder Triangle' Tour. We as a small company revere such feedback and appreciate the time you took to write. We look forward to seeing you in the future and hope you are staying safe in the current global climate. Best Regards
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Ginger R wrote a review Feb 2020
Whistler, Canada25 contributions43 helpful votes
We skied in later February the best powder in awhile. Thanks to Matej we found powder almost every day. He took us on runs for intermediate to advanced depending on each of our levels. We skied so much than on our own, Japanese rules are no off-piste unless you're with a guide. He's the guy to ask to drive you places, where to eat and anything Niseko/Kiroro and Rustusto.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Pete G, Owner at Hokkaido Mountain Experience (HME)
Responded Apr 3, 2020
Dear Ginger, Thankyou for your very welcome review. HME appreciates all feedback so we can get better at what we do as a small company. We have many great Instructor/Coaches/Guides and Matej is no exception. Thankyou and we wish the best, until next season!
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dennisc0429 wrote a review Dec 2018
Hong Kong, China3 contributions
First time skier, decided to hire a coach at the very last minute. HME came through and arranged Jac as my coach for two half day lessons. Great experience, great coach! Although there was a slight issue, HME responded quickly and it was resolved in no time with minimal disruption. I would highly recommend HME (and of course Jac) and can’t wait to come back to hit the slopes again with HME. Dennis
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Pete G, Snowsports Instructor at Hokkaido Mountain Experience (HME)
Responded Jan 30, 2019
Thankyou Dennis for taking the time to write a review about your time spent with HME. We look forward to your return and so does Jac. Best Wishes HME
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Linden C wrote a review Jan 2018
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We hired a guide from HME, and were really pleased with his knowledge of the mountain. He made sure that we were the first through the gates when the back bowl opened up. We had fresh tracks all day. It doesn't get any better than that!
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Date of experience: January 2018
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epun123 wrote a review Mar 2017
Hong Kong, China2 contributions1 helpful vote
The first time I had 3-days private lesson with Mark was last month (Feb). As a beginner and first time ski in Japan , he brought me to different gate of mountain to learn ski which has made it more interesting though I still fell down few times. He also know when to add on new technique based on my progress. When I came back here again one month later, with very short notice, HME is still able to arrange Mark to continue the lesson with me. He also video tape on me which definitely help how to improve ski.. He is also flexible and the back office is also very responsive to my email. I will definitely come back to HME next time if I need to advance my ski skill.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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Response from Sarah C, Front Office Manager at Hokkaido Mountain Experience (HME)
Responded Mar 18, 2017
Hi Eva, Thank for you very much for your feedback. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your lessons with Mark and he facilitated to improve your ski skills. We look forward to your return. Kind regards, Sarah
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