The Skilas Philosophy
Skilas Tours was founded in 1997 by Englishman Silas Brown (a.k.a. Skilas). Managing Director Skilas had a vision of setting up the best ski holiday experience for clients of all abilities interested in getting the most out of the mountains both on the snow (finding the best secret powder stashes, flying down ski slopes and hitting the sweetest of powder lines etc) and off the snow (spending time with like-minded, fun-loving people and partaking in social activities).
Skilas has skied all over the Globe, and his favourite place to ski is Hokkaido, Japan. Why? Well, it has the deepest, fluffiest, most consistent and most adrenaline-inducing powder snow in the World!! Hokkaido also has superbly succulent food, great entertainment options and very friendly locals. Not surprising then that Skilas has decided to base himself in Sapporo (the main city in Hokkaido) for the last six winters, and he now lives there permanently. Skilas Japan is a fully registered company trading in Japan.
We want to share our passion for Japan with you. So for those with a ‘Ski Hard Live Hard‘ attitude, join Skilas Japan this season for your powder snow holiday of a lifetime! And whether you are looking for unlimited powder faceshots, thrills, fun, new friends, love, or simply the best way to get away from it all and de-stress, JOIN US!!
Meet the Team
Silas “Skilas” Brown
Owner & Ski Guide
Skilas lives and breathes powder skiing. The founder of Skilas Tours has moved to Sapporo to pursue his dream of enjoying daily fresh powder tracks and sushi dinners. An AIARE qualified ski guide, his knowledge of Hokkaido ski resorts is unparalleled and he strives to provide the best possible service and experience to all those who wish to join in in his Japanese adventures.
Neil “Neilski” Gibson
Neil is passionate about skiing and can’t get enough of the Japanese powder! He is eager to share his passion with fellow skiers and snowboarders and show them his favourite spots in Hokkaido.
Eri “Eriski” Kadoya
Ski Instructor and Tour Guide
Eriski is our lead ski instructor and tour guide. A qualified SAJ instructor, she takes care of our first-time and beginner skiers to ensure an enjoyable and memorable snow holiday. Off the snow she is our bilingual tour guide, eager to make guests from all around the World discover the best that Hokkaido has to offer.
Jonathon “Jonski” Constantine
Jonski is our Sapporo restaurant and nightlife expert. He is always on hand to find you the perfect place for any occasion, whether you are looking for a quiet meal, an apres-ski drink or an all-night party. A fountain of all Sapporo nightlife knowledge!
Address: 12-23 Sumikawa 4-2, Minami Ward, Sapporo 005-0004, Hokkaido, Japan
tel: +81 80 9526 5409