About Us

OWNER/OPERATORS
Hokkaido Powder Guides is owned and operated by Chuck and Toshie Olbery. Together they have been operating the business for 14 years, combining their backgrounds in the travel and ski guiding industries.

JAPAN AVALANCHE NETWORK MEMBERS
Hokkaido Powder Guides are members of the Japanese Avalanche Network and share snowpack analysis with other organizations. This system is similar to the Infoex in Canada and New Zealand and is an important part of the operations with regard to avalanche safety.