ABOUT YOUR GUIDES
As the first Canadian to win both a World Cup Downhill and Super G, Manny has spent decades at the height of international professional skiing racing.
To diversify his professional skill set, Manny is also a Level 4 Ski Instructor - the highest possible teaching credential that may be gained. Aside from his long list of snow sport achievements, Manny’s joie de vivre for skiing is infectious, and his charisma and wit will ensure that you’re well entertained.
After 22 years of living and working in Japan and over 15 years ski guiding in Hakuba he has intimate knowledge of the terrain, is an expert finding the best snow and making each day the best it can be. James is certified with the Canadian Ski Guide Association, Canadian Avalanche Association, is a Wilderness First Aid Responder and speaks Japanese and French. Winter is his definitely his favourite season and creating memorable, safe and quality tours for his guests is his goal.
Nadine is the owner and creator of Hakuba Ski Concierge - a private ski school based out of Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park - as well as a Resort Consultant and Adventure Travel Writer.
Nadine's upbeat personality, high level of guest care and wealth of local experience make her the ultimate on-mountain instructor and ski resort concierge. She loves to ski and loves to show her guests the very best Hakuba has to offer.
We found ourselves the most brilliant guide – one of the best I have encountered in 40 years of skiing (all over the world). James’ ability to deliver superlative skiing experiences day after day is remarkable – he seems to know every nook and cranny of the Hakuba valley and was unfailing in knowing where to go at what time of day to get the best powder. Not only that, indeed perhaps most important, he is super safe and thorough in everything he does. Oh and excellent company too – with a joke for all occasions! I would not hesitate to recommend him.” TIM BATSONE, Owner of HB Leisure, ENGLAND