Andy Knights

Andy Knights

Sales Manager / Japan & Switzerland Product Manager

Skier or snowboarder

Like totally snowboarder dude.

Ski/ boarding history

Snowboarding for 19 years. I was an instructor for four years in Canada and New Zealand, which included four seasons in Whistler, one season in Banff and one season in New Zealand.

Favourite Ski Safari

The Ultimate Japan Ski Safari – definitely the greatest offering Ski Safari have ever created. This Ski Safari has it all, blower blizzard powder in Niseko, incredible cuisine at every turn, stunning cultural experiences in Kyoto and Tokyo and bento box lunches enjoyed on blindingly fast bullet trains that get you from city to city.

Best mountain moment

Sitting at the very top is heli-skiing in Alaska, put simply a dream come true. Closely followed by Cat skiing with Big Red Cats, Red Mountain BC, Canada and Weiss Cat Ski in Niseko, Japan which is my banner picture above.

Last resorts visited

Niseko, Annupuri, Nozawa Onsen Ski Holidays, Hakuba, Nagano, and Tokyo twice.

Next trip

Sun Peaks, Whistler & Vancouver in December, Palisades Tahoe & Mammoth in April.

Interesting fact

I once donned a bear suit and cycled around Whistler’s Roundhouse restaurant at night, followed by paddling a canoe the next day on Green Lake, still dressed as the bear, to please a group of scientists who hoped to see a bear during their summer conference. I provided that experience, only with better hugs and high fives.

Top ski trip recommendation

Japan – if you have not yet been what are you waiting for?! If you want almost guaranteed powder, incredible food and culture, the best tree skiing of your entire life where you can ski like a hero on every run then please treat yourself to the ultimate Christmas present and get in touch with me, so that I can make your dreams come true.

Latest posts from Andy Knights

Jack and Scarlett in Niseko with Mount Yōtei in the background
10th February 2023
There's More to Japan Than Powder!
In December, I took three colleagues to Japan to experience Niseko’s world-renowned powder, stylish hotels and tasty cuisine as well as Tokyo’s exciting nightlife for the first time. It was an amazing and vibrant experience from start to finish.
Niseko Pristine Powder Mt Yotei Backdrop © Niseko Village
20th October 2022
Skiing in Japan in March
March is often overlooked for ski holidays to Japan, with skiers and snowboarders drawn to the huge snowfall totals of January and February, but I think it's actually one of the best times to visit.