Alex makes a great effort too to make sure that no one feels left out and that everyone feels part of the group.I’ve been going to Niseko every year since 2014 and decided to try something new with The Ride Side in 2017. Cost: The entire trip was insanely cost-effective. Lodging arrangements are way cheaper than whatever you’d be paying at a hotel or service apartment. Alex has also sourced out all the best foods in the local towns that won’t put a giant dent in your pocket; plus he’ll take you to the local supermarkets that have way much more to offer than the seicomarts (imagine A4 Wagyu steaks for 12 bucks). Snowboarding/Skiing: I thought there wouldn’t be anything new for me to see considering i’d been there 3 years in a row but but I was super wrong. The team really knew the terrain and were recommending areas I had never seen or knew could be accessed; ended up looking forward to each morning. Group: This is the best part imo. As long as you open yourself up, I guarantee you’re going to have fun making new friends, getting hammered, pigging out, riding together and embarrassing yourself falling. Alex makes a great effort too to make sure that no one feels left out and that everyone feels part of the group.