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About Us

After years of skiing in The Alps and North America our perpetually inquisitive minds faced a conundrum: how could we continue to quench this thirst for snow without offending our adventurous nature? Different Snow was born.

Born out of our long-standing love for and affinity with Japan, where we've been skiing since the early 90's, our horizons were broadened when we discovered Chile, Argentina and Iceland. And for us, though, it isn’t all just about skiing or snowboarding - that’s exactly the point. Wherever we are, we like to experience something of the soul and individuality of that place; after all, having travelled all that way, why choose between culture and great snow when you can have both?

We’re ATOL protected, meaning your money is safe, and we have first-hand experience of each destination. We’ve thought about you, whether you’re a nervous newbie or brazen adventurer, and if we don’t like something, or we don’t believe it is right for you, we simply won’t suggest it. Think of us as up-front, honest guardians rather than sugar-coating sales spinners. Whether you’re travelling as a couple or with family or friends, and whether your budget is tight or limitless, we want to share our passion and help you experience the big white world out there just waiting to be explored.

Nick Coates

No one has a nose for snow quite like Nick. Over two decades in the travel industry has left him with some seriously enviable memories, yet he is never happier than when he wakes up to fresh powder. His obsession has led him from the Andean peaks of Chile and Argentina to the Arctic Troll Peninsula of Iceland. He first lived and skied in Japan through the '90s, before outsiders knew of the powder bounty, and returns every season … without fail. Yes, it's that good. Truth be told, he's a complete Japan-o-phile and spends as much time over there as he can.

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