your local team
As dedicated Japan ski holiday specialists, we have extensive local knowledge. Our team has unrivalled experience skiing in Japan and is here to plan your perfect holiday. Above you can see Sarah skiing Cortina trees and in our video you can watch Ben and Duncan deep in Niseko powder. Our clients receive these services, free of charge.
- Ongoing advice and support
- Hand-picked accommodation
- Custom services bookings
- Quick, helpful responses
- Local Payment Options
- Seamless holiday itinerary
MEET THE TEAM
An avid skier, Lindsay spent 5 fantastic seasons in Japan visiting countless Japan ski resorts, both on the Japanese mainland and in Hokkaido, before founding JSE. Lindsay’s main focus is developing Japan Ski Experience to ensure it goes from strength to strength.
Following 19 winters in Japan, starting in Niigata and with the most recent 14 years spent in Niseko where he has become a local family man, few can rival Ben’s knowledge of the area. Ben manages Niseko accommodation bookings and wider Hokkaido operations.
Director / Hokkaido Area Manager
Justine moved to Niigata in 2004 and joined the JSE team in 2011. As Japan Ski Experience’s business manager Justine’s client focused approach ensures all Japan ski accommodation and resort services bookings translate into seamless holiday experiences.
Director / Business Manager
Having spent 16 winters skiing in Hakuba, Sarah is passionate about deep powder and Japanese culture. With vast local knowledge and experience of the area, Sarah joined JSE in 2012 and manages Hakuba accommodation and resort services bookings.
Hakuba Area Manager
Based in Niseko since 2013, Duncan brings local knowledge and a love of Japanese culture to the team. Duncan offers first hand knowledge of why skiing in Niseko is the best there is and his detailed knowledge of Niseko accommodation is unsurpassed.
Hokkaido Operations Manager
After 5 winters of managing a hospitality venue in Happo Village, we are thrilled to welcome Tarsha to the JSE Hakuba team, where she utilises her love of the resort and local knowledge to ensure our guests get the most from their stay in Hakuba.
Hakuba Travel Consultant & Booking Coordinator
A Hokkaido veteran, Oliver spent his first Japan winter season in Rusutsu in 2004 before settling in Niseko. Having gained vast experience in Niseko accommodation management, he is now committed to delivering exceptional JSE guest experiences.
Niseko Travel Consultant
Yuka was born in Sapporo and grew up skiing Hokkaido’s World famous powder snow. She loves to travel and has lived in Australia and Canada. Yuka’s outstanding attention to detail ensures all Niseko ski holidays run according to plan.
Senior Bookings Manager
Among the friendliest and most helpful of people, Chie has spent much of her life living and working in Japanese ski resorts. A native speaker of both English and Japanese, Chie has a thorough and professional approach, ensuring the ultimate JSE guest experiences.
Thao spent 4 seasons in Hokkaido before moving to Hakuba, and shares her passion for snowboarding in Japan, appreciation of Japanese culture and love of travel with a worldwide audience via JSE’s website, social media and online publications.
As a marketing specialist and expert administrator, UK based Vicky has worked in a variety of capacities for Japan Ski Experience since 2012. Being Lindsay’s sister she has maintained an interest in JSE and we are delighted to introduce Vicky as a permanent team member!
Administrator & Content Creator
Our first new team member of 2024, Andreas brings a brilliant head for numbers to the JSE team. Having lived in Hakuba and skied countless resorts, his passion for travel, snow monkeys and skiing in Japan narrowly surpasses his love for budget analysis and cash forecasts.