Lead Guide / Yuske Hirota 


JMGA Mountain Guide 

ACMG Apprentice Snowboard Guide

CAA Professional member

Winter photographer  


 Tao of Pow Lead guide Yuske Hirota was born in Tokyo and grew up skiing in Hakuba, Japan. Since he took the Yamnuska mountaineering semester in 1998 in Canmore, Canada, he has been in Alaska, Peru, Patagonia, New Zealand, Nepal and Canada for winter climbing and backcountry snowboarding.  In 2012 he became a first Japanese who passed Association of Canadian Mountain Guides's ski guiding course on a Snowboard. He has been guiding in Japan: Hakuba Nagano, Mt. Fuji, New Zealand and Canada over the past 13 years.