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Pete Ozich

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Guide Experience: 15 years
  • Licenses: New Zealand Mountain Guides’ Association Ski Guide, Avalanche Risk Management Level 6, Professional Member of Canadian Avalanche Association, Pre Hospital Emergency Care.

Pete has been guiding in Japan since 2015 and in Nozawa since 2017. He has spent hundreds of days exploring every nook and cranny of Nozawa’s backcountry. Pete is obsessed with finding the best snow and safest lines for our backcountry groups. He also regularly teaches avalanche awareness courses.

 

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Petrouchka Steiner-Grierson

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Guide Experience: 6 years
  • Licenses: New Zealand Mountain Guides’ Association Assistant Ski Guide, Wilderness First Responder,  Avalanche Risk Management Level 6, Pre Hospital Emergency Care.

Pet has 6 years of backcountry experience in Japan, New Zealand, Canada and Australia. When not working she’s out ski mountaineering or climbing and enjoys bringing others to experience the world of the backcountry playground.

 

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Toshiki Shiokawa

  • Country: Japan
  • Guide Experience: 3 years
  • Licenses:  Canadian Avalanche Association Level 1, Wilderness First Aid, CIC A. Guide

Toshi guides year-round in Japan and has explored many of Japan’s best backcountry touring areas.

 

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Mike Harris

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Guide Experience: 20 years
  • Licenses:  MMGA, Canadian Avalanche Association Level 1, Wilderness First Aid, CIC guide, NZRA Grade 4/5 guide

Mike has been guiding in Japan during both summer and winter for over 20 years. He speaks fluent Japanese and has an extensive knowledge of the Japanese mountains, culture and nature. He is also quite knowledgeable on Japan craft beers and sake and doesn’t mind sharing a few at the end of a pow day!

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Steve Orton

  • Country: Canada
  • Guide Experience: 24 years
  • Licenses: Canadian Avalanche Association Level 1

Stevo was one of the first guides to bring international riders to Japan in the 80’s-90’s. His subsequent production company Tree Top Films, made the first snowboard movies that showed the world how amazing JAPOW really is. He has guided in nearly every area of Japan and is fluent in Japanese.