Kyle Smaine

World Half Pipe Champion & Big Mountain Skier


Niseko, Japan February 19-26 2022

Explore the amazing terrain and powder of Japan

Ski Japan with one of the most playful and stylish skiers, World Champion, Kyle Smaine. 

We’ve all spent days dreaming of skiing in Japan.  You’ve seen the photos and videos of the Pros on instagram skiing Japan – skiing powder, endless face shots, epic terrain, cruising the trees and drinking sake after a big day out.   Well, you can do all that with a World Champion!

What to expect?

Kyle has been skiing Japan for years and he is excited to show you his secret spots of Niseko.  The skills you can learn from a World Champion is extensive!  We’ll work on your Freeride & powder technique, backcountry skills, ski trees and teach you the athlete mindset of overcoming fear.  Kyle will share his personal experiences, tips and tools with you.

Japan has playful terrain with wide open trees.  It is renowned for its powder and we will always do our best to find you the most accessible powder.  Kyle knows that different terrain requires a different style of skiing.  He will show you how to navigate through trees and float on powder with the least amount of effort.  There are not a lot of steep pitches in Niseko like in the Alps so expect a more fun style of skiing.  We’ll have a blast skiing with each other as we head down at the end of the day with smiles on our faces.

This trip is perfect for adventurous skiers who are keen to explore and be guided around the off piste areas of Japan.  We will ski accessible off piste terrain and hope to put on our touring gear for 2-3 days.  Don’t worry if you don’t have touring gear, we can rent it for you and we’ve had lots of first time ski tourers on our Uthrive trips.  Kyle and our guides are experienced ski tourers who are keen to help you progress.

What’s included:

  • 7 nights accommodation in 4* hotel, The Hilton Niseko. Shared & individual rooms available.
  • 6 Days skiing & coaching with World Champion Kyle Smaine
  • Breakfast at our hotel.
  • Dinners of local cuisine at the fantastic restaurants of Niseko. 5 nights.
  • 6 days Ski Passes to resorts of Niseko
  • Relax in local Onsen (Japanese baths).
  • Local guides to help keep the group safe and with insider knowledge.
  • Athlete mindset sessions

Spaces are limited to 10 people.  $4,500 per person.  For more information or to sign up now to ski Japan with World Champion Kyle Smaine please fill out our contact form below or contact Rachel +447710566530 or email

But what about Covid 19? Don’t worry, we got your covered. We are offering you a FULL REFUND if the trip does not go ahead due to Covid.  You either get ALL of your money back or you have an epic trip with us! It’s a win win!


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