Ayami Sato

Ayami Sato

General manager and the glue that holds us together

Hailing from Sapporo, Ayami is a true "Dosanko" or Hokkaidian and grew up camping with her family every weekend on the beautiful Shakotan coastline. This taught her to appreciate the natural playground she has been lucky enough to grow up and now raise her three kids in long ago. After returning to Sapporo from a year long tour of Australia she met Clayton (for better of for worse) and he introduced her to "winter appreciation" and snowboarding. A natural to say the least, she was hitting table tops litterally the first day she ever stood on a board!? Keeping up to Clayton and more importantly making it down in time for the next tram at Teine hardend her up and brought her to ripping level in no time. Now the mother of three (4 if you count Clayton) children, she’s harder than ever!

Clayton Kernaghan

Clayton Kernaghan

Director, "Ideas Man" and AADD sufferer

Originally from Canada, Clayton first came to Japan during the summer break while attending U of A, right when Japan was experiencing the height of snowboard popularity. Not yet knowing how well endowdered Japan was he tried to
moved to Japan 16 years later he hasn’t left. He is dedicated to pushing the frontier of outdoor winter tourism through the Hokkaido Backcountry Club and and Black Diamond Tours.

DEE

DEE

Lodge Manager

Dee hails from Ireland originally but has been hooked by the White stuff and has been doing back to back winters for 3 years now. Spending the other half of the year in New Zealand, she has a passion for both Skiing and Snowboarding and just can’t get enough!

Being brought up in the Irish hospitality industry she looks after everyone needs and doesn’t stop smiling .. unless she inside on a powder day!