Jan
18
to Jan 25

Japan | Hakuba - January

Join us January 2020 in the legendary powder dojo of Hakuba, Japan. Shred, onsen, eat, repeat. Hakuba, aka the Japanese Alps is known for its 3000 meter peaks, steep terrain and annual average of over eleven meters of snow. Hakuba is also known for its rural architecture, quaint shrines and authentic Japanese cuisine. The week will consist of both resort and backcountry terrain depending on weather.

Typical Day

  • Breakfast at the Lodge

  • Assess weather and snow conditions.

  • Ski/Ride resort and/or backcountry.

  • Lunch

  • Ski/Ride resort and/or backcountry.

  • Onsen

  • Back to lodge to get ready for dinner.

  • Dinner at local restaurant.

Nomad Team

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Tristan Hansen

There is no better person to be in the mountains with than Tristan Hansen. Not only can this guy shred, but his mountain knowledge, innate sense of directions and navigation skills enhance everyday in the backcountry. Tristan's calm, positive and hilarious demeanor keep the stoke high and good vibes flowing. From fast resort laps to spinning off side hits and big backcountry lines this is your man to have with you on the trip of a lifetime.

-Canadian Operations Level 1
-Wilderness First Responder
-Avalanche Educator

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Kate Ediger

Kate is the friendliest snowboard personality you will ever have the pleasure of riding with. Her infectious smile radiates positivity and brings the best out of everyone in the group. This is her eight year guiding cat skiing in the backcountry of British Columbia. She knows how to keep it safe in the mountains and knows how to let it rip when the time comes. When not showing people the best shred days of their lives you can find Kate sharing all her love for the outdoors with her son Timber. Come ride with this bad ass strong woman in Japan!

-Canadian Operations Level 1
-Wilderness First Responder
-Avalanche Educator

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Frank Scotti

From an early age Frank, founder of Nomad Inc., knew he wanted to share his love for adventure and travel with the world. Seeking out powder stashes on a homemade snowboard at the local golf course, building jumps for bikes, and sneaking out for all-night fishing missions were a regular occurrence from day one. Having his mom drag him home kicking and screaming, bike in one hand and shovel in the other, were the norm.

As soon as Frank could, he headed west from his roots in Long Island, NY to pursue his outdoor passions. After spending time in the Rocky Mountains of beautiful Colorado he knew there was more and his craving for adventure and new experiences grew. Frank’s travel experience is geographically vast and spans the spectrum of adventure including many surf trips in Central America; climbing, surfing, and snowboarding in South America; scuba diving in Southeast Asia; helicopter skiing in Alaska; whitewater kayaking in New Zealand; and multiple excursions throughout the U.S.
His stories of such experiences are not without a fair amount of humorous anecdotes however they also contain tales of meticulous detail and preparedness that make listeners gravitate towards his leadership and creative qualities. As his travel resume increased so did his gallery of photographs that captured indelible moments in beautiful detail and clarity.
Frank holds a Bachelor’s Science Wilderness Leadership with a minor focus in Cultural Studies from Prescott College in Arizona. In addition Frank spent two and a half months in Patagonia on a NOLS adventure leadership program. The following is a list of Frank’s Certifications and advanced training.

-Level II Avalanche Certification AIARE
-American Mechanized Ski Guide I
-Outdoor Emergency Care National Ski Patrol
-CPR/AED Certification American Red Cross
-Registered Maine Guide
-Kayak Instructor I ACA

The Hakuba Lodge

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The Hakuba Lodge is Centrally located in near the Goryu Ski Area. The lodge consists of 9 rooms, 19 beds (both western and Japanese style tatami rooms), and a communal kitchen. The lodge also has a great common room with a fireplace to sit around and reminisce about the flow state experiences of the day. We will pick you up right from the train station upon arrival and get you settled in at the lodge.

Getting to Hakuba

Getting to Hakuba from the Narita airport is easy by bullet train. If your in Japan, why wouldn't you want to experience the bullet train? From Narita the bullet train will take you to Nagano. From Nagano you will take another train to Hakuba where we will be waiting to pick you up.

Pricing/Inclusions

The cost of the experience is $3200.00 (usd)
We require a $500 deposit to hold the spot. The non-refundable balance of $2700.00 is due 60 days (Nov 19, 2019) prior to the start of the trip.

Inclusions:
-Guiding
-Lift Tickets
-Photography
-Lodging
-Continental Breakfast
-All transportation once in Hakuba.

Not included:
-Airfare
-Ski/Snowboard gear.
-Required backcountry gear. ( AT skis, splitboard, pack, beacon, shovel, probe)
-Lunch & Dinner each day.

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El Salvador | Las Flores - March
Mar
21
to Mar 28

El Salvador | Las Flores - March

Surf & Yoga Paradise.

Experience this... A luxury, environmentally conscious boutique hotel designed by Salvadorian architect Rodrigo Barraza Dominguez, perched on a dramatic natural cove with a front row seat to a world class break. Sink into your flow and connect with your surroundings on the open-air yoga deck situated cliff top with views and sounds of the pacific hundreds of feet below. Prepare yourself for the day, in the open-air restaurant steps away from the black sand beach with endless freshly made natural juices, coffee and a locally sourced breakfast. Slip away for an afternoon siesta in a beachfront hammock. Take a dip in the infinity pool and enjoy a smoothie or a well-earned cerveza from the swim-up bar. Rejuvenate your body with a massage at the oceanfront spa.


Enriching Activities. 

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Yoga Classes are lead by certified yoga teacher (and all around badass woman) Carrie Rossman. Carrie compliments each day with an enlightening range of experience. Begin the day with a morning flow session to prepare your body for the day’s adventures. The afternoon/night session consists of yin or meditation by candle-light under the stars. There is also a workshop-based class during the week to refine your practice. Her teachings come from the Hatha Yoga lineage that allow practitioners to be safely guided with proper alignment into a pose and instill knowledge on pose refinement. Carrie is a true heart listener and her knowledge and passion for yoga, surfing and life will leave your soul smiling.

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Beginner, intermediate, or expert surfer, long board or short board... we’ve got you covered. Las Flores is a classic sand point break that caters to all levels! Beginners will benefit from ninety minutes a day of personal surf instruction. The advanced surfer can enjoy two boat trips per day, as well as the point in front of the resort. Intermediate surfers can benefit from personal surf coaching as well as the option of one boat trip per day.

If you need a break or want to pass on surfing altogether, your surf pass can be exchanged each day for a variety of other activities including: Spa Treatments, Fishing Tours, Kayaking, Spider Monkey Tour, Alegria Lagoon & Coffee Plantation Tour, Las Tunas Tidal Bar Tour, San Miguel City Cultural and a Shopping Tour.

Nomad Family

In every location we operate we always incorporate a way to give back to the local community. With the Las Flores experience we have had much success visiting local schools, where we donate school, art and sports supplies. Each guest has the option to bring what they would like for the kids and participate in the school visit. Right after we all finish lunch they are usually ready to beat us in a game of pickup soccer… As we develop this program we are looking for ways to make a more substantial positive impact in the lives of the people of the community.

Effortless Adventure. 

Leave the details to us, we do this for a living. Not only will your Nomad Ambassadors be on hand to ensure that all expectations are completely exceeded, but an experienced photographer will be present to document the fun, both in and out of the water! This is a chance to explore a new country, ride the best wave of your life, learn how to focus the mind and attention to live within the moment, or just relax...Join us for an unforgettable surf & yoga experience in paradise.

Inclusions.
-Roundtrip airport transfer. 
-Air-conditioned guest suite including Plasma TV w/Satellite programming and free WIFI internet.
-Continental (pre-surf) breakfast served from 5am daily -American (post-surf) Breakfast: 1 entree + 1 side from menu.
- Lunch (1 soup + 1 entrée) 
- 3 national beers or 1 glass of house wine or 3 sodas or 1 fruit smoothie
-Dinner: 3-course menu w/ selection from seafood, meat/poultry or vegetarian entrees
- Juices, milk, coffee/tea, 1 bottled water per day + unlimited refills from 5-gallon water coolers
- Surf package (surfboard rental, personal surf coach and or boat trips). The surf package can be exchanged for each day for massage, fishing, or an offsite tour. 
-Yoga package. 
-Daily fitness activities.
-Personal photo shoot.

Pricing

Double room partial ocean view. (Sleeps up to 3 adults.)
-1 ppl $3046.40
-2 ppl $2566.70
-3 ppl $2382.80

Ocean View 2-bedroom suite. (Sleeps up to 4 adults.)
-2ppl $2818.70
-3ppl $2532.80
-4ppl $2403.35

Deluxe 2-bedroom suite with ocean view. (Sleeps up to 4 adults.)
-2ppl $3196.70
-3ppl $2784.80
-4ppl $2592.35

Executive room premium ocean view. (Sleeps up to 2 adults.)
-1ppl $3550.40
-2ppl $2755.70

Deluxe king room with ocean view. (Sleeps up to 2 adults.)
-1ppl $3802.40
-2ppl $2881.70

*Childcare is $15.00/day. 

 

Important Notes:
1-Airport Transfers: Las Flores only operates airport transfers from

6am to 6pm daily. If you have a flight arriving after 4pm local time or departing EL Salvador before 830am local time a first or last night airport hotel is required. The Quality Real Aeropuertois a 4-star hotel located 1km from the airport and offers a complimentary airport shuttle and breakfast included. 

2-Passports and Visas: All foreigners entering El Salvador must have a valid passport. El Salvador requires that some foreign passports be valid for at least 6 months beyond your date of entry. El Salvador also requires some nationalities to have a Consular visa. Please check with your consulate for details. Upon arrival Americans and Canadians must purchase a tourist card at immigration for $10.00 payable in cash only. 3-Additional costs at Las Flores Surf Club: Any drinks not explicitly included in the package, Spa, Fishing, Yoga, offsite tours, phone calls. A 10% Service charge will be added to any resort purchases not included in the package. 

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