If you are wondering who the guides are at SASS Japan, this video is a good place to start. We pride ourselves in having the best backcountry guides on Hokkaido and welcome any opportunity to prove it. Not only is our crew equipped with the knowledge and experience necessary to show you to the goods day after day, they will teach you a thing or two about backcountry safety, avalanche awareness and push your skills on snow to the next level.


 

 

Filmed during a day off on Hokkaido, this video highlights the ski skills of two of our guides as well as the epic deepness that we all crave when dreaming of a shred trip to Japan. Benny Schmitt and Garrett Russell have been professionally skiing for over a decade while stacking some serious backcountry experience. They have both and transitioned into some of the most trustworthy professional guides on the planet, but still know how to throw down. Want to learn how to butter in pow? Want to learn what makes pillow lines so hard to ski? Want to throw a Japan grab IN Japan? Click play to get an idea of who you could be following around this winter…

 

Our professional guide staff is a team of avalanche blasters, local Japanese shred gurus, professional skiers/riders, true mountain men, avalanche educators, and freeride coaches who all push the SASS Japan experience beyond just another guided ski trip to Japan. Find out who else makes up the crew HERE.

 


 

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