The Adventure Project

Overall Rating

The Adventure Project

The Adventure Project4.9/522
The Adventure Project4.9 out of 5 based on 22 reviews
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The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Chile Powder Sessions Tour
The Adventure Project - Gulmarg Tour
The Adventure Project - Gulmarg Tour
The Adventure Project - Gulmarg Tour
The Adventure Project - Gulmarg Tour
The Adventure Project - Gulmarg Tour
The Adventure Project - Gulmarg Tour
The Adventure Project - Gulmarg Tour
The Adventure Project - Gulmarg Tour
The Adventure Project - Gulmarg Tour
The Adventure Project - Gulmarg Tour
The Adventure Project - Gulmarg Tour
The Adventure Project - Gulmarg Tour
The Adventure Project - Gulmarg Tour
The Adventure Project - Gulmarg Tour
The Adventure Project - Hokkaido Safari (Japan)
The Adventure Project - Hokkaido Safari (Japan)
The Adventure Project - Hokkaido Safari (Japan)
The Adventure Project - Hokkaido Safari (Japan)

The Adventure Project

Overall Rating

The Adventure Project4.9/522
The Adventure Project4.9 out of 5 based on 22 reviews
The Adventure Project (TAP), headed by Matt Appleford, operates guided ski tours for advanced to expert skiers to exotic destinations such as Japan, India, Georgia, Uzbekistan and Chile.

Here is a list of the current ski and snowboard tours by The Adventure Project....

The Adventure Project Terms & Conditions

1. Booking

  • (a) The Adventure Project (TAP henceforth) will provide you with written confirmation by email of your application upon the receipt of the following signed and completed documents:
    • Release and Indemnity form;
    • COVID/Infectious Disease Warning and Waiver (if required).
  • (b) By sending in the deposit, you agree to ALL of the following stipulations outlined in the Terms and Conditions below.
  • (c) Your acceptance as a guest is subject to your skiing/boarding capabilities, medical condition and fitness being to the standard deemed necessary by The Adventure Project.

2. Suitability
By sending in your deposit, the Client (the Guest) agrees to the following:

  • They are at least the minimum standard listed for each trip (intermediate, advanced or expert).
  • That they are in sound physical fitness and capable of operating (skiing, riding or hiking) at potential high altitudes (depending on the destination). You will sign a disclaimer saying that you have the physical fitness to undertake these activities and do not suffer from altitude sickness.
  • If your medical or physical fitness changes before or during the trip, then you must notify us immediately in writing.
  • That they can get up by themselves after a fall. The Adventure Project is not responsible for helping guests get up after a fall.
  • You should have powder-centric skis or snowboards that will give you extra flotation in deep snow, if skiing or riding off-piste.
  • You must be familiar with the use and operation of all of your gear, prior to the commencement of your trip. Ski and snowboard boots should already be broken in and not the cause of any blisters or other discomfort.
  • You must carry your own (basic) first aid kit and spare parts for your skis or snowboards.
  • If you cannot keep up with the majority of the group, then for your own safety, you might be asked to stay out of the off-piste areas (if the majority of the group wants and is capable of, skiing or riding in that terrain/snow). That could also mean riding by yourself in the resort if you cannot keep up with the majority of the group.
  • The Adventure Project does not guarantee complete compatibility of all group members. Whilst we try our best to put the right level of people together in our groups but we cannot guarantee the compatibility of all group members. The Adventure Project is not responsible for any mismatches in group ability therefore.
  • If a Client is not compatible with a group, then they can hire a separate local guide or instructor, but they will be responsible for those additional costs. No refund or reimbursement of any costs already paid, will be offered.
  • There is only 1 guide per group in Chile and Japan. If a guide gets sick or injured (circumstances beyond our control) and cannot continue the trip, then no refund will be offered for any time spent without a guide or if the trip has to be cancelled or altered in any form. You must have travel insurance to cover yourself for any losses.
  • You will be asked to sign a liability release form that indemnifies The Adventure Project from the obvious risks of riding in avalanche terrain. People have been killed in avalanches within ski areas and in side country/backcountry areas outside of the ski area. Avalanches can and do happen both within the ski areas and outside the ski area boundaries. We cannot guarantee your safety at any time when skiing or riding within the ski area or outside the ski area. No slope can ever be deemed 100% safe and free from avalanche risk.

3. Travel Insurance

  • Travel insurance is mandatory for all Clients. You must purchase your travel insurance as soon as you have paid your deposit.
  • Clients must have travel insurance that covers them for TRIP CANCELLATION (sometimes called "Cancel for Any Reason" Insurance).
  • Clients might need to be tested for COVID prior to departure for their destination. If you receive a positive result and cannot travel to the destination, then you would not be entitled to any refund. You must have travel insurance to cover you for any loss.
  • Clients might need to be tested for COVID prior to departure to their home country. If this is the case, you should have insurance that covers you for any additional costs if you are delayed return back to your home country if you receive a positive test result.
  • Clients must have comprehensive travel insurance with a high level of cover for (but not limited to): off-piste skiing (if necessary); all medical costs; emergency evacuation; search and rescue costs (the guest is responsible for any additional search and rescue costs); trip delay or cancellation; loss or delay of baggage; stolen or missing equipment.

4. Media Release

  • (a) The Client agrees: 
    • That they give TAP permission to use all media obtained during the trip that might feature the Client.
    • This media could include (but is not limited to): photographs of the Client; video's of the Client; written accounts featuring the Client; for use in TAP marketing.
    • This media could be used on (but not limited to): the TAP website; TAP Instagram posts; TAP Facebook posts; TAP blog (both website blog and non-website blogs) and other social media posts.
  • (b) The Client has the right to refuse inclusion in any marketing media as listed above, but IF they request to be excluded from said media, then it must be in writing, at least 2 weeks prior to commencement of the trip.

5. Payment Terms

  • (a) Deposit– The deposit for all trips is $1,000 USD for all trips, unless otherwise agreed upon. The deposit is strictly non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another trip without the express written consent of The Adventure Project.
  • (b) Payment– Deposits and final balances can be paid by cash, personal check, bank check, money order, bank transfer, international wire, Venmo or Zelle. More detailed payment instructions will be sent out prior to sending in the deposit. When paying by check or money order, please make any payments to “The Adventure Project LLC.”
  • (c) Credit cards– currently we cannot accept payment by credit card.
  • (d) Due date– each trip has a final payment due date. Please consult your information sheet or the TAP website for details.
  • (e) Prices– all prices quoted are in $USD and is based on the number of people in the group. Price can vary if the minimum number of participants (4) has not been reached.

6. Pricing

  • (a) Changes to pricing: TAP reserves the right to make changes to pricing prior to departure for your trip, at any time. Prices are not guaranteed therefore until final payment of all monies owed has been made by all group members. If more people are added to the group after the final balance payment due date, then no refund will be issued for any differences in subsequent final price.
  • (b) Reasons for pricing change: TAP reserves the right to change pricing at any time (but are not limited to) due to fluctuations in local currency, increased local or government costs and other unforeseen reasons. Prices can also change due to fluctuations in group participants. Any changes to the cost will be given to you in writing and you will have 2 weeks to make any additional payments.
  • (c) Exclusions from pricing: each trip has its own separate inclusions and exclusions. They are listed on the website and in the program information sheet for each trip. It is your responsibility to read and understand the individual exclusions that you are required to pay at your own expense.

7. Cancellation Policy

  • (a) Cancellation by the Client:
    • You may cancel your trip at any time prior to the earliest departure of the guide(s) by providing written notice to TAP.
    • If you cancel your trip at any stage the deposit is non-refundable.
    • If you cancel your trip more than 120 days prior to the earliest departure of the guide(s), then you will be entitled to a full refund minus the deposit.
    • Should you cancel your trip 90 days or less before departure, you will be entitled to a refund of all moneys paid (less the deposit) SUBJECT TO TAP FINDING A REPLACEMENT GUEST. In the event a replacement guest is NOT found, the ENTIRE price paid by you will be forfeited. Guests MUST have travel insurance that covers trip cancellation, to protect themselves from any loss.
    • Should you cancel your trip less than 60 days before the earliest departure of the guide(s) the entire price paid by you will be forfeited. Guests MUST have travel insurance that covers trip cancellation, to protect themselves from any loss.
  • (b) Cancellations by The Adventure Project:
    • TAP reserves the right to cancel your trip either prior to the earliest departure of the guide(s) or during the trip for reasons including (but not limited to)
    • (i) Prior to earliest departure of the guide(s):
      • A change in your medical condition or fitness.
      • Your failure to disclose details of your medical condition or fitness prior to departure.
      • In the event that insufficient guests are booked on a particular trip.
      • In the case of termination PRIOR to the earliest departure of the guide(s), TAP shall refund the price (MINUS the deposit) within fourteen (14) days of written notification from TAP of the cancellation. Guests MUST have travel insurance that covers trip cancellation, to protect themselves from any loss.
    • (ii) During the trip:
      • Should you fail to comply with the directions of TAP staff or their agents;
      • Should TAP determine that you should not participate any further.
      • In the event of termination during the trip the entire price paid by you will be forfeited. Guests MUST have travel insurance that covers trip cancellation, to protect themselves from any loss.

Endless powder lines

Kevin
22/10/2022
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    5

Endless powder lines

Kevin
22/10/2022
Seemingly endless powder fields plump with high-quality snow and zero competition for turns made Uzbekistan my trip of a lifetime.
I was fortunate to get in on The Adventure Project’s inaugural voyage to Uzbekistan in February 2022. Matt and the local guide Kseniya did an awesome job leading me to easily accessible lift-served powder, short sidecountry tours and a couple of longer adventures.
After decades of skiing, I had the run of my life after a tour up Big Chimgan mountain. Thousands of vertical feet of pristine untracked snow and a sustained pitch provided turns I’ll remember forever and recount often. All the skiing I experienced on my trip was top-notch. Visiting the older ski areas was really cool and the skiing superb with options for laid-back wide open turns and some technical pitches that keep your attention.
The Uzbek people are welcoming and friendly. The area’s culture and fare are special.
Overall, The Adventure Project far surpassed any expectations I had. Tours were safe, pacing excellent, camaraderie incredible and skiing otherworldly. I’m ready to go back.
See our video here

Ski Gudauri is Incredible

Rich
29/04/2022
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Alpine Skier
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    4

Ski Gudauri is Incredible

Rich
29/04/2022
I highly recommend dipping your toes into Georgia’s beautiful mountains, skiing, and rich culture under the guidance of Matt and the Adventure Project. Gudauri offers a wide range of skiing for all different levels including novice to advanced technical ski tours depending on your group’s abilities. I cannot wait to go back!
See our video here

Adventure Project - Georgia

Rob - Chicago
03/04/2022
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Alpine Skier
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    5

Adventure Project - Georgia

Rob - Chicago
03/04/2022
The Georgia backcountry ski trip with the Adventure Project was fantastic and a life experience for me. I was a novice backcountry skier before the trip. Matt from the Adventure Project helped me with gear recommendations and avalanche safety training prior to the trip. I greatly improved my backcountry skills and techniques as part of the trip. The setting, snow, and cultural aspects were second to none. I will always remember skinning up to the monastery, having tea with the monk and the hip deep powder ski down and also the tree skiing down valley and having homemade food, wine and cha-cha at the guiding company van driver’s home at the end of the day. It was a unique and awesome experience. The terrain, snow quality and abundance of snow was incredible. The accommodations were also high quality. A five star rating from me.
See our video here

Pow Perfection in August!!!

John Fritz
11/10/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    August
  • Admin Rating
    5

Pow Perfection in August!!!

John Fritz
11/10/2019
Like every serious skier, skiing in the summer in South America has been on my bucket list forever. What a great way to check it off! Nevados de Chillan is an amazing ski area with fantastical terrain formed by a still active volcano TheAdventureProject.net specializes in trips that get you away from the crowds and into the backcountry. Day one for us was an inbounds whiteout as a storm pounded the area. The result on day two was lift served bluebird pow perfection all day! Day three required only short skins to access endless bowls of untracked for as many laps as we could handle. Two of our subsequent days were all day tours to experience the magnificent terrain that surrounds the volcano. Other days were spent on a mix of avy training, exploring, repeating our favorite runs, and even technique lessons. Matt, the owner of TAP, is not only an expert backcountry guide, but he has spent almost a lifetime as a ski instructor with the highest professional ratings. And he loves to teach :>)
The accommodations are very nice, convenient to the resort and the food was either provided by the lodge or we went out walking distance to eat at a choice of venues. Matt always likes to have a “cultural day” (rest day) on his trips and we went to Chillan to tour a local winery and then out to dinner after.
Fantastic trip. All you have to do is get to Concepcion, and Matt takes care of all the rest.
See our video here

Trip of a Lifetime!

John Fritz
11/10/2019
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Alpine Skier
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    5

Trip of a Lifetime!

John Fritz
11/10/2019
This is just an absolutely epic trip in every respect. From the skiing to the culture to the prices.
Gudauri Resort is an easy drive from Tbilisi and is surprisingly modern with excellent ski-in/out accommodations. The mountain is massive and has almost exclusively high capacity, hi-speed, lifts and gondolas. The terrain is all above tree line and is so extensive with so few skiers, that fresh lines would last for days after a storm. We didn’t have much fresh when we went, but a bit of hiking or skinning was all it took to get endless untracked. The Gudauri Snow Lab guides were awesome. Insist on taking one day for the ski tour to the monastery. It will be an unforgettable highlight.
The whole cultural aspect is so otherworldly that you’ll never forget the vibrant city of Tblisi, the ancient villages, Soviet era ruins, unique cuisine, and friendly Georgian natives that love to showcase it all to their foreign visitors. All this is extremely affordable with a very generous monetary exchange rate. At the time we went, lift tickets were $14 USD per day!
Matt and TheAdventureProject.net do a wonderful job of organizing and guiding, so all you have to do is show up, ski, and have fun!
See our video here

T.A.P. JAPOW

Dave
04/10/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

T.A.P. JAPOW

Dave
04/10/2019
POW POW POW everywhere! Hokkaido is not to be missed! The Adventure Project has been operating in Japan for years and knows many of the hidden stashes. Japan's culture and powder are out of this world. If you are looking for a fun outside of the US trip that offers the best powder on the planet, incredible food, and no lift lines then you found it. There is something for everyone on TAP's Hokkaido, Japan tours. Get onboard and get buried in the deepest snow around.
See our video here

T.A.P. Chile

Dave
04/10/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    August
  • Admin Rating
    3

T.A.P. Chile

Dave
04/10/2019
I have gone to Chile with The Adventure Project for several years now and this year I decided to mix it up a bit and hop off the snowboard and back on to my skis. I took a skier improvement clinic with Matt the owner of TAP and the focus was groomer to backcountry skiing techniques . I had come from a fairly strong skiing background but, never took any clinics on updated skiing techniques. WOW! The amount of improvement in just a few days along with some video analysis was amazing! I feel even stronger on my skis and in the backcountry. Matt truly is an incredible instructor and has been teaching for over 19years, his knowledge is vast and he has a lot of drills to dial your skills. Highly recommend skiing or snowboarding with TAP in Chile. As with all of TAP's destinations there is always a local guide and TAP guide with you making the experience extra special. Plus the food and wine in Chile is world class!!
See our video here

T.A.P. Gulmarg

Dave
04/10/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Snow Boarder
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

T.A.P. Gulmarg

Dave
04/10/2019
If you want big mountain riding that is lift served and minimal hiking Gulmarg is the place! World class conditions and terrain, awesome cultural experience, and delicious food. The Adventure Project doesn't just throw a dart at a map and say lets go check it out. All their trips are well researched and have extensive local knowledge, mixed with TAP's own extremely knowledgable and safety conscious guides, its a no brainer to ride with these guys. The educational aspects of TAP's trips are unparalleled to anything out there, its the most fun backcountry learning environment I have ever been involved with.
See our video here

Trip for the ages!!

Gordon S
21/09/2019
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Alpine Skier
  • Month:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    3

Trip for the ages!!

Gordon S
21/09/2019
Winter of 2018-19 I headed over to Georgia with Matt once again, my 8th trip with him so far :) I must say I had particular expectations on this trip thinking it was going to be very third world, with difficult travel and bad food etc. Well this trip exceeded all of my expectations!! The culture was incredible, the food amazing, and what wonderful people!! Ohhh and by the way the skiing was just out of this world!! All the resorts had new quads and or six packs, the tickets were unreal cheap!! We skied at Guduari and Mestia and both were spectacular!! Huge resorts with tons of potential, you could get fresh tracks there a week after a storm!!! Amazing country and people at such an affordable price!! Check it out for a trip to remember!! :)
See our video here

Nothing like JAPOW!!!!

Gordon S
21/09/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

Nothing like JAPOW!!!!

Gordon S
21/09/2019
I had been on two trips to India with Matt in the past, so when he told he was starting a Japan tour I was really excited.After my first experience with him in Japan I have been back every year!!!! There is just nothing like it. From the culture and the people, to the food which is unreal, to the amazing accommodations Japan just rocks. You add to that the fact that it has to be the best powder skiing I have ever seen!!! You are getting fresh tracks on every run!!! Matt and his team, as always are very professional, with safety being first and fun in abundance!!!! If you want a trip to remember then head out to Japow!!!!!!
See our video here

Amazing Trip

Gordon S
21/09/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    August
  • Admin Rating
    3

Amazing Trip

Gordon S
21/09/2019
I have been on several trips with T.A.P ( India and Japan) This however was my first time trying out the southern hemisphere. Was really looking forward to skiing the Andes and Matt did not disappoint!! As always everything from the hotel to the food and transportation was amazing!! The skiing was epic! Huge open bowls and great side country access. Matt and I even did a nice skin up in between two volcanoes and had an amazing ski out, prob close to 10-15 kl long!! Best part it took you straight back to the resort :) Cant say enough great things about Matt and his team, from their safety first attitude, to their willingness to give powder tips when necessary. You want an amazing experience then sign up for next year, you won't regret it!!
See our video here

Nevados de Chillan- Top Notch

scott
18/09/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    September
  • Admin Rating
    4

Nevados de Chillan- Top Notch

scott
18/09/2019
This was an overall amazing trip I would rate in the upper echelon of all I've done to include Alasak heli-skiing and Japan. Matt at The Adventure Project provided great instruction on getting to the location and was always available for questions. The hotel, Las Hualles, was very nice and seemed relatively new with a great lodge and really comfortbale rooms/beds. Francisco, the owner, was great and the meals were fantastic although they were large enough to feed two people. We definitely took full advantage of the hot tubs in the evening. Although I was worried we were going to suffer the brunt of a particularly warm late season there and get skunked on snow, the snow gods smiled upon us and within a day or two of being there we received several storms that delivered enough snow to give us absolutely epic days, many of which were done under the backdrop of deep blue skies. Our guide, Eric, was extremely knowledgeable and knew the area very well. He took us to some amazing, beautiful terrain including a trip into the sidecountry where we skied volcanic ash-stained snow down to an amazing hot springs and then skinned back up to the top of the ski area- a perfect cap on the trip. I've been communicating with Matt almost since the inception of The Adventure Project and am glad to have finally been able to go on one of his trips. I am certainly impressed with what he has done and would recommend it highly to anyone who wants to get out to some exotic ski destinations. T.A.P. has put together something special for sure.
See our video here

Chile Aug 2019

Bob Thompson
11/09/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    August
  • Admin Rating
    3

Chile Aug 2019

Bob Thompson
11/09/2019
Matt with the adventure project is a consummate guide. I would recommend him for any of his international ski trips. As a former ski instructor and guide for many years, he is a total professional and takes his job very seriously. Matt emphasizes safety first and provides comprehensive avalanche training and knowledge prior to the backcountry. In addition ,he listens to any group concerns or wants and makes sure he tailors the trip to your individual needs . He provides all the details you need for a successful trip at a great price and wants you to have a safe, fun, rewarding time!
See our video here

Skiing Gudauri

Gary Doliber
05/09/2019
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Alpine Skier
  • Month:
    April
  • Admin Rating
    4

Skiing Gudauri

Gary Doliber
05/09/2019
I ventured to Gudauri with the Adventure Project during the 2019 ski season. The area is vast with tons of terrain and lots of backcountry and sidecountry access. This was not my first trip with the Adventure Project and as usual getting to the area from Tbilisi, the lodging and the return to Tbilisi were spot on. Matt puts a lot of energy in to providing not only a good experience but also safety. In our case he supplemented his guiding services with that of another local guide to get the best conditions and the most knowledge available. On the Adventure Project trips Matt tries to add in cultural days, if the group is up for it. In our particular trip we decided to do a tour that was a very rewarding and fun experience.
The tour was roughly 3 hours up a valley to a monastery that has no other access in the winter and we would be bringing water with us to give to the resident monk as he has no readily available water supply at the monastery. We were able to go inside the actual monastery and afterwards sit and visit with the monk and have tea. Can you guess what we talked about? Turns out that particular monk is also a skier so we chatted about gear and such. After that we all skied the entire way back down the valley to end a very memorable day.
As far as the resort itself goes it seems there has been a recent influx of capital, I was told the Georgian government was responsible. All the lifts were redone and put in new a couple of seasons ago, all high speed quads and a few six packs. There are quite a few options for food and the same as the lifts the accommodations seem to be newer construction with a lot of other brand mew construction going up. There are bars, a brewery, several different restaurants to choose from while there.
The skiing was great. The ski area is huge with a backside that if you go all the way down puts you roughly 10 km from Russia. The terrain in the ski area is vast and varied but like other European areas you are not limited to the marked runs so everything is in play. If you are like me though, what your there for is the side country and backcountry. With areas like little Alaska and such, there is a ton of opportunity for serious stoke while there. There is plenty of snow and if you have people that know the area (you will) it is vast enough to get freshies days after a storm.
I forgot to mention, the costs of lift tickets and food are dirt cheap and the food is fantastic: if you are into heavy meals with a lot of cheese, meat, and bread. One last thing, do not miss the opportunity to spend time in Tbilisi. I spent 2 days there on the back end of the trip and still wish I had taken a couple more. If your looking for a unique trip put this one on the list you won’t regret it. By the way I don’t work for the Georgian government or the Adventure Project😀
See our video here

Japow!!!

Stu Hoyt
24/04/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Japan, Hokkaido
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

Japow!!!

Stu Hoyt
24/04/2019
Had an incredible trip with “TAP” this past January. 11 days of skiing and we had fresh powder to ski all but one of those days. Got to ski 6 different areas for a truly unique experience. Was blown away by skiing the “back/side country at Kokusai. With out a doubt had one of my best backcountry days there with blue bird skies and waist deep pow! Lodging was great with amazing breakfast buffets at both Furano and Otaru. Have to had it to Grant for his great Minnesota driving skills, getting us safely to and from our skiing.

Can’t wait to return to Hokkaido with “TAP”.
See our video here

Off Season Christmas/New Years Tour in Hokkaido a BLAST

Abigail Olson
24/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    December
  • Admin Rating
    5

Off Season Christmas/New Years Tour in Hokkaido a BLAST

Abigail Olson
24/02/2019
Gorgeous photo by our guide, Grant
Another Grant photo - 2nd son jumping for joy
Matt was able to work with our limited window of opportunity and scheduled an amazing tour in Hokkaido for my family over Christmas and New Years 2018/19. Our fabulous guide, Grant, met us at the airport and helped us enjoy 10 days of skiing, touring, powder hunting, and just pure fun and adventure. Having someone who knew their way around was indispensable in the never ending snowing days, whiteout conditions, and just the foreignness of it all. From the drive from the airport, to checking in, to knowing where to get our ski passes, to knowing where the side country and backcountry we want is, to how those lunches work, Grant was an essential ingredient in making our time from start to finish well spent in pure fun and exploration. Not only a big help, but great company on the chairlift, on the slopes, and at dinner - a fun addition to our family.
The schedule was perfect - 5 days staying at the awesome New Prince Hotel, with the onsite Onsen, handcrafted shopping, and Furano itself all at hand and other areas a beautiful drive away. Then a side trip to Asahidake on our round about way to Otaru for 5 more days of going where we wanted for yet more fun days of skiing.
Before going, we thought, ok, this is a once in a lifetime trip. Now skiing in Japan is right back at the top of our list again - there's a lifetime of exploration to be had in that wonderland, and Matt and the Adventure Project was the perfect introduction!
See our video here

A Birthday Party!!!

Grant Nakamura
10/11/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

A Birthday Party!!!

Grant Nakamura
10/11/2018
Be of cake!!! Matt and Jeremy took care of our group so well. I had convinced 7 of my friends to join me for a birthday celebration in Japan. My 60th, a milestone event that has a special name in Japan: Kanreki. The enormous amount of snow we got didn't hurt either. Great turns, lots of laughs, good food, and no worries!!!
See our video here

Adventure Project

David Liechty
12/04/2018