SASS Japan 2017 just might have been our best season on Hokkaido ever. No joke. The snow, the people, the culture, the vibes and the food (did we mention the snow?) made it an unforgettable experience for everyone who joined us. “Deepest day of my life” was a common refrain. It was backcountry skiing in Japan at it’s finest. We are still buzzing from the stoke we received throughout the season from our clients and we couldn’t have done it without each one of our guides doing what they do best. Check out some of the things people had to say about their experience and be sure to feast your eyes on the gallery below…

We are always blown away by how awesome our clients are. We are unbelievably fortunate to spend our time showing these rad people around the world. We can’t say thank you enough to those who join us and make it all possible. We are both humbled and motivated by these words about their SASS Japan experience:

Thank you SASS for the best 1.5 weeks of my life! You’ve really created the greatest trips possible! Hands down the best turns of my life! Thank you for making me feel absolutely fearless in the backcountry! Thank you so much to the SASS crew for adding to the trip of my life! I can’t wait to see everyone down at SASS Argentina… Becky P.

At the end of each day I thought that it was the best day of riding that I’ve ever had… And then the next day happened. Japanuary exceeded any expectations I had. The SASS crew made it all possible. Trip of a lifetime for sure! Alex H.

Best skiing experience of my life! SASS Japan combines the most incredible snow imaginable with the best guides in the business. I’ve been fortunate to ski a lot of great snow, but the powder at Kiroro is unparalleled. No other operation even comes close to SASS’s level of expertise and insider knowledge of this powder heaven. Jimmy M.

We had such a great time with our SASS Japan experience. All of the good praises that we heard about Sass were totally true. We had a group of extremely knowledgeable and passionate guides that knew how to customize our days to exactly what we were looking for. It was our first time in the backcountry, so it was great to learn more about avalanche danger and general safety related to backcountry, and we had the opportunity to try out split-boarding and fell in love with it. The snow was incredible, the cultural experience was amazing, and the guides and other participants really made the trip fantastic. Thank you so much SASS for a trip of a lifetime! – Carrine C.

The SASS trip to Japan was one of the best trips of my life! Sure the terrain and snow conditions are incredible. But what really made the trip special was the staff. They are incredibly professional–half of the time you feel lucky to even be skiing with people of their caliber. They are very safety conscious, great at teaching, and fun people to hang with. Can’t recommend this trip enough. Zach C.

This trip is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The best memories I’ve made so far in my life have been during the 8 days skiing at SASS Japan. Not only was the snow the most epic I’ve seen, but the guides that work for SASS are world class. They single-handedly elevated my experience by 5. Malcom H.

Check out #SASSjapan on Instagram to see all of the posts from throughout all four sessions.