Vandura was born in a snowy onsen in the middle of a three month road trip across Japan. Chasing Japanese powder by car is the best way to ensure you get the goods everyday. Out of the many tour operators, we are the only one to offer road trips by car, van, and RV. Our knowledge gained from months on the road is something you won't find anywhere else. Grab a group of friends, hit the road, and make your Japow trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
We will work with you 1-on-1 to develop the perfect itinerary for you and your crew. We will find the perfect mix of resort and backcountry riding to suit your interests, and present all the options so you may pick and choose your destinations. Being on the road will allow you to visit more places than a typical tour. Unless you require booked lodging, we purposely build the itinerary to be flexible so that you can make decisions based on where the snow is.
For backcountry enthusiasts, we provide you with everything you need for a self-guided tour. Hokkaido terrain and weather lends itself to a much safer snowpack. Most experienced backcountry riders find that a guide is not necessary provided you know where to go.
When the time comes for your trip, we will provide you with a printed itinerary book which includes your daily itinerary, quick reference items, and bonuses like key Japanese phrases. A digital beta package will have all of your GPS backcountry maps to import in your phone/GPS, as well as annotated resort maps, onsen maps, ski resort maps, and parking locations.