The guiding and management team at Annupuri Lodge are an eclectic mix of people who all share a common love ... deep powder snow. Former professional surfers, photographers, builders, club owners- we are from all corners of the planet- the USA, Japan, NSW, Queensland, Victoria and Hokkaido. The same thing that has brought us together is the very thing that is bringing you to Japan ... powder snow! Our understanding of the service industry and also just how good an escape to the mountains can be is the driving force behind our product and we are there to make sure YOU get to enjoy the same wonder and excitement that we have enjoyed for many years.
Matt has been involved with the operation and running of Niseko Annupuri Lodge for the past five years, as an owner and general manager. Matt has been in Japan for the best part of 15 years. In addit ion to the Annupuri Lodge, he also owns and runs the highly successful "Pure" nightclub chain in Tokyo and Osaka.
Rhys and Ai.
Rhys and Ai are our onsite management team at Niseko Annupuri Lodge and they come with many years experience in the snow business. Rhys has spent countless seasons both in Japan and Australia managing lodges and Ai as a native of Japan provides the perfect conduit to the many nuances of life in Japan. Rhys and Ai cover everything from your booking right through to the food on our table each day.
Mark "Maxy" Grant.
A legend of the surf tourism business in Indonesia and the spirit behind Telo Island Lodge, Mark will be responsible for all the refurbishments and additions that make Annupuri Lodge the perfect riders lodge. A recent convert to the world of snowboarding, Mark has already logged over 45 days riding in Australia and New Zealand this year.
Mark's partner Kellie was responsible for our Asia Pacific sales during the 2010/2011 season before passing the role to our current management team Rhys and Ai.