René Kelly

New Zealand born, Rene has been traveling to Japan since 1993 and spent a good portion of the time since living, working and playing in this fascinating country.
A formal training in languages and years of practice has turned Rene into a fluent Japanese speaker with a great understanding of Japan, its people and its idiosyncrasies. His ability to read and write the local script lets you go where others may not and means you can be reassured in any situation.
Over the last 20 years, Rene has skied and worked at a large number of ski areas

throughout Japan. Rene will lead all tours.

Snow Culture Tours first tour kicked off in 2009.



If you would like to find out more information about any of the tours or dates available please email or call us at

+64 21 039 8208