WHY TRAVEL WITH MINT TOURS
Mint exists for travellers who beg for more than a standard country check-in. Not content with generic tours and tourist traps, for them it’s authentic or nothing. And that’s what Mint does best. With our deep, local connections, a dedicated and knowledgeable team, and a relentless drive to find what’s new and next. Mint isn’t for everyone. It’s for those who seek authentic, always. And here's just a few ways we’ve got your back every step of the way.
AOMORI FREERIDE TOUR - JAPAN
Get off the beaten path in Northern Honshu. We’re headed to Aomori Spring Resort. The annual snowfall statistic for this area is unknown, but a guesstimate would be around of 14-20 metres per season. Due to its northerly position, the snow quality is much lighter and dryer than most other Honshu ski resorts.
On this tour you will spend 6 nights and 5 full days riding at Aomori Spring Resort. This is an all-inclusive tour with almost everything included in the price – ski-in/ski-out accommodation, lift tickets, guiding, breakfasts, dinners a night time tour and dinner in a local town, airport transfers, and we’ve even got our media team on hand to send you home with a video from the trip.
JAPAN PROJECT RUSUTSU
Japan Project is based at Rusutsu. One of the snowiest major resorts on the planet. It’s Japow on steroids. So you can spend your week deep in the whiteroom, you’ve got two snowboard guides on-hand who know a thing or two about hunting down the best lines, finding the best snow, and making sure you have a good time while doing it. In fact, you could call them professionals. Your hosts for the tour are snowboard legends – Heikki Sorsa and Antti Jussila.
Heikki and Antti will take you behind the scenes and show you what it’s like to ride and film in Hokkaido’s snowiest region. They have been coming to Hokkaido to ride pow and shoot video parts for years which makes them the perfect hosts for the week here in Rusutsu. Plus the guys are always more than happy to provide you with some tips and feedback on the mountain, and share a beer and some laughs at the end of the day.
BALDFACE VALHALLA TOUR - CANADA
We also check out two of our favourite BC ski areas; Red Mountain and Whitewater. These resorts play host to an enormous amount of freeride terrain with bowls, cliffs, pillows and tree runs all located in-bounds.
INNSBRUCK FREERIDE TOUR - AUSTRIA
The Austrian Tyrol hosts some of the biggest and best ski resorts in the world. We spend a week based in the freeride city of Innsbruck, the best place in the Tirol for the ‘powder chase’. There is no other city in Europe where you can stay in the city and explore incredible resorts with great freeriding, fun tree runs, and perfectly crafted snow parks by day and by night have the nightlife and restaurants just steps from our hotel.
We keep the itinerary flexible so you can ride at the best resort on the day. Our base for this tour is the city of Innsbruck, which gives us easy access to resorts in the region such as Stubaier Gletscher, St Anton, Kitzbühel, Mayrhofen, Nauders, Hintertux, Hochoetz, Kaunertal, Sölden, Ischgl, Nordkette, Seegrube, Axamer Lizum, Glungezer, Patscherkofel, Schlick 2000, Kühtai, Rangger Köpfl & Muttereralm.