Guide at a Glance
Hokkaido Powder Guides is owned and operated by Toshie and Chuck Olbery. They met each other when they were working for Whistler Heliskiing in Cannada. Toshie initially worked in the finance industry and afterwards obtained a travel agent licence. In the meantime, Chuck worked for Four Seasons in both a guiding and operational capacity. He then continued working in winter seasons between Canada and New Zealand as a guide as well as operations manager for Methven Heliski in later years. Together, they have been operating Hokkaido Powder Guides for longer than 10 years, combining their experiences in the travel and ski guiding industries. They truly love staying busy hosting western clients on guided trips throughout Japan and Japanese clients in spring.