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Sam
     
In Nagano for winter 2020! Patient Instructor & Local Knowledge! 30 years experience and 10 in Japan. A school teacher so professionalism guaranteed!
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Experience
Time on Snow
30
years
Guiding
10
years
Teaching
10
years
Type
Alpine / Downhill Skiing
Specialties
Kids, carving, powder, trees
Full Day Sessions
From
$360 USD
4
hours
Hourly Sessions
From
$95 USD
per client
Minimum
2
hours
Availability
Full Day Sessions
Typical Session duration: 2 hours
Price per full day: $360 USD

Hourly Sessions Details
Minimum Session duration: 2 hours
Price per Hour: $95 USD
Skiing Experience
I was born and raised in the Colorado mountains and started skiing before I could write my name. My family is full of professionals in all aspects of the ski industry, so not much else is discussed around the holidays. I've made the Japanese mountains my home and I would love to share them with you.
Teaching / Guiding Experience
10 years of teaching and guiding experience, all in northern Nagano, Japan. I am also a public school teacher, so I try to incorporate effective teaching and motivation methods in my ski lessons.
Other Info
I have lived in the mountains of Japan full time for 11 years. I enjoy the mountains all year round so I am very familiar with the terrain. I am also fluent and literate in Japanese.
Reviews:
Rosanne
02/26/2020 07:26 AM
Rosanne
Sam was the perfect guide for me .we had a relaxing yet successful day on the mountain.He improved my skiing and I had lots of fun exploring a nea ski field .
AlexRoberts
02/07/2020 05:34 AM
Sam was fantastic.
He was quick to evaluate our needs and to adjust his teaching technique as required. It was really obvious that he is a professional teacher.
We had a great day out and learned loads
Parraman
01/24/2020 01:46 AM
Thanks for a great day Sam. Your patience was much appreciated. We felt very comfortable, relaxed and safe in your session despite our limited skills. Thankyou again.
Jane
01/08/2020 02:32 AM
My 3 sons and I had an excellent lesson with Sam. He was able to clearly explain what we needed to do to improve our skiing and demonstrated each step to us slowly. His teaching style was excellent for children and adults and he was very calm and patient. The lesson was worth every cent and even my young children commented on how much they had improved by the end of the lesson. It was only the second day of lessons/skiing for my children and by the end of the day they were very confident on green runs and keen to try the red runs on day three - which they managed with success. Thank you Sam!
Liz
12/26/2019 11:44 AM
Yes. Sam adjusted to the variable ski levels and aspirations of 3 intermediates in a patient, encouraging, fun, sociable way. He certainly knows these mountains and Japan and was willing to share a great deal of information about the culture here. We had a brilliant day with beautiful weather and covered a lot of ground much to our delight. Loved his teaching style and we each made a lot of progress that day.