The 2020/21 season has brought some great early season snow falls and with a bit more time on their hands than usual at this time of year, the YamaSport Niseko team have been out test driving some of the Powder and All Mountain /Powder skis in our premium rental fleet.
Introducing our ski reviewers, David, Nicola and Bryce.
Started skiing age 2 in Australia and skied regularly in Australia and overseas with his family who are all snowsports enthusiasts. As a teenager Bryce was in the Perisher freestyle development squad for 4 years. A skier all his life and occasional snowboarder.
Bryce has worked 4 winter seasons in ski resorts, two in NSW, Australia and two in Niseko. Bryce also worked for 5 years for a well known Australian ski retailer and rental shop in Sydney and Jindabyne.
Started skiing age 25 in Australia. Has worked 34 seasons in ski resorts in Australia, Japan, Canada and Austria. He ran away from city life to become a ski bum chasing the white stuff around the world. Has managed ski rental and retail shops in Niseko for 10 seasons. He has worked various jobs in ski resorts including ticketing, ski school and leisure facilities.
Started skiing age 21 in Switzerland. Has worked 37 seasons in ski resorts in Austria, Australia and Japan including 10 seasons in Niseko running ski rental shops. She has previously worked various jobs in ski resorts including hotel front office and (a while ago) a couple of seasons ski instructing, and four as an overseas rep. and ski host.
DPS Wailer F112 Review
Easy to turn for those who aren’t aggressive skiers, but will also respond to the extra pressure applied by heavier or faster skiers.
Armada Trace 108 Review
These skis were super fun and playful, nimble in the trees and tonnes of float.
DPS Yvette Review
Very forgiving and flexible in the big powder pillows that Strawberry fields area is famous for.
Black Crows Atris Birdie Review
The Black Crows Atris Birdie might be the nearest thing to a one ski quiver for Niseko.
Liberty Origin 106 Review
The bamboo and carbon core gives this ski a soft supple flex but with plenty of pop when needed.
Faction Candide Thovex 2.0 Review
This twin tip ski has plenty of flexibility in the tip and tail and particularly excels in Niseko’s famous tree runs where natural features abound.
Atomic Backland 107 Review
The Backland also comes in 117 mm width underfoot - this is a great choice for a day when the snow is deep!
Line Sakana Review
The Line Sakana is a really fun and versatile ski. This is a great all round ski for riders, who like a really playful ski that can perform in all conditions.
Black Crows Anima Review
Great float for deep powder but powerful enough to charge the tracked out exits and entrances.