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THE BEST TRAINING FACILITY IN THE GALAXY

When the snow has melted and left you sad and mopey, turn that frown upside down and get yourself to Tohoku Quest pronto. The newly replaced brush mats are the best in Japan, providing a true ‘on-snow’ feel, so you can really use your edges to set up your jump and initiate spins, just like on a snow booter.

Teams needing to keep skills on point for upcoming competition circuits should be training at Tohoku Quest to hone their competitive edge. Quest owner, Takashi Nishida (former Olympic snowboarder, pro rider for Ride, DC, Spy) has the experience to know what the world’s best snowboard training facility requires, and he’s built it. The poppy jumps and long, sloped airbag landings provide the safest, realest off-snow training opportunity in the world. Staggered kicker sizes let riders progress the size of their tricks as they become comfortable.

Kai Satou tweaking hard on the big kicker at Tohoku Quest.
Kai Satou tweaking hard on the big kicker at Tohoku Quest.

The facility caters to the whole spectrum of rider, from first timer kids, to uber-pros throwing their first triple corks on the XL Kicker. The XL kicker has a deck of 16 meters / 52+ feet, and a long, steep runout for safe progressive training. The takeoffs and kickers are built long and wide for a comfortable run in, and are shaped for ultimate trajectory and safety.

Tohoku Quest is located in Murata Town, in the Tohoku area (northern Honshu). Jump in a rental car, or load up the bullet train and make the trip up to Tohoku Quest for a real Japanese experience; a nice bonus on your training trip.

If you need assistance with your trip to Tohoku Quest, whether you’re bringing a whole team or flying solo, our crew at Fast Tracks Snowboarding can help you out with accommodation, transport, dining, whatever you need to make sure your training trip yields the best results for you.

Drop Lee an email and fill him in on what you need to get the best out of your trip.

Just because the sun goes down doesn't mean we stop riding. Yamato Kudo double grabbing for the flash.
Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean we stop riding. Yamato Kudo double grabbing for the flash.