Our experienced staff - Sydney office
Dale Goulding - Managing Director
The ideas man of DPT operations. Dale has skied through Europe including St Anton Austria, Val'D'Isere in France, Heli skied in the Harris Mountains of New Zealand, and consecutive seasons in Hokkaido Japan since 1993. There are few to match his breadth of experience and the magnitude of his accumulated knowledge. Additional expertise as a professional photographer which manifest in contributions to the majority of Australian ski magazines dating back to 1995 now stands as a testament to what Niseko has offered during this period. In 1994 he completed Perisher Ski School's Instructor Clinic and also spent time with the Australian Volunteer Ski Patrol (A.S.P.A).
Hi Dale, Just wanted to thank you and your team for your support and assistance on our recent trip to Niseko. Every aspect went perfectly, Korean Air were professional; connections were hassle-free; our accommodation was great; Deep Powder staff at Niseko were helpful (and showed great judgement when recommending restaurants!); skiers experienced a range of amazing conditions; and, we even had clear views of Mt Youtei !! Can you please pass on our appreciation and we look forward to our next adventure. regards Leigh
Glenn Goulding - Director
Doing what he does best, skiing and talkin' it up with the locals and guests, G san, epitomizes the very essence of DPT. With 38 years skiing experience across North America, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, he has wealth of information. Possessing an encyclopedic knowledge of the local areas, townships and properties, with endless stories about owners past and present, there's nothing that's escaped his observance these past decades. Whether he's driving through Hirafu, Shopping in K town, drinking in the bars, or dining in the restaurants, there is hardly a person who doesn't know him, he's the face of DPT. Over the summer months, Glenn swaps his skis for a board and spends his days catching those perfect waves off the Maldives.
Top travel tip: travel light & get on the lift first.
Resorts Glenn knows best: Niseko, Rusutsu, Kiroro, Moiwa, Furano, Kamui, Tomamu, Asari Onsen, Tiene, Kokusai, Hakuba, Nozawa Onsen, Shiga Kogen, Myoko Kogen, Appi and Hachimantai in Japan. Alta, Snowbird and Aspen in USA. Mt Hutt, Craigiburn, Temple Basin and Mt Ruapehu in New Zealand.
Peter Hunter - Operations manager
P-Chan, ensconsed deeply within the nerve centre of DPT operations, provides technical expertise born of 20 years experience in television production. With boundless energy, the multi tasking chops of a circus juggler, and that rare genealogical trait allowing him to operate at full capacity on minimal sleep, he's the nucleus of the DPT cell. Add to that decades of skiing experience in Japan and Australia, and a pathological love for chocolate coated almonds, and P Chan has been appointed as DPT operational guru and chief.
A belated Thank You on behalf of Serge and myself for the fantastic trip you guys organised for us to Niseko during March. Not only were the conditions of the snow outstanding, the accommodation cossie and friendly, but the service you and your team provided went a long way to ensuring that our holiday went off without a hitch. But you may have created a rod for your own back. I have been telling anyone who will listen about our experience there and with you. You have something to live up too. I know in business, people are always quick to let you know of problems, and the same doesnt seem to apply with compliments, but please believe me when I say "we were thrilled to bits!" If you do treat all your customers this way, then your business will only go from strength to strength. Regards Noel
Alana - Senior Travel Consultant
Alana has been working in the ski travel industry since 2010 and has been in the Deep Powder Snow Holidays Sydney team since 2014. Alana, an advanced skier, has done a season in Northstar, Big White and Perisher, but for her, there is something truly specials about Niseko that makes it her #1. Alana sees skiing as an adventure and loves nothing more than a nice long run. Alana appreciates good quality accommodation, when she can, she likes to stay in nothing but the best. To thaw out after a great winter, Alana loves a relaxing tropical holiday.
Alana’s best travel tip: Embrace the culture and be sure to check out Yosaku in Niseko, it’s a super cool little restaurant and bar.
Resorts Alana has been to and knows well: Niseko, Kiroro, Shiga Kogen, Myoko Kogen, Madarao, Hakuba, Manza Onsen, Naeba plus Tokyo and Kyoto in Japan. Heavenly and Northstar in USA. Big White and Sun Peaks in Canada. Perisher and Thredbo in Australia.
Amie - Product
Amie began working in the ski travel industry in 1998. She has worked and skied her way around the globe. There was one day that she thought she’d switch over to boarding, but figured that there was no point wasting a good powder day on a green run so quit the same day she started and enjoyed the freshies on skis.
Top travel tip: don’t eat yellow snow and follow the locals – they’ll know the best runs.
Resorts Amie has been to and knows best: Niseko, Rusutsu, Furano and Hakuba in Japan. Banff, Lake Louise, Marmott Basin, Kicking Horse, Panorama, Fernie, Kimberley, Sun Peaks, Big White, Silver Star and Whistler in Canada. Aspen, Snowmass, Steamboat, Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly in USA. Kitzbuhel and Alpe d’Huez in Europe. Mt Hutt, Treble Cone, Cardrona, The Remarkables and Mt Ruapehu in New Zealand.
Sarah - Ticketing
Sarah has been with the Deep Powder team since 2009. Her family have owned three travel agencies, which has instilled in her extensive knowledge of the industry. She has been lucky to experience many different destinations of the world and traveled quite extensively throughout Asia, South Pacific and recently parts of America. Sarah brings excellent customer service and does her best to meet client’s travel needs. Great attention to detail will ensure your trip will not only be amazing but you will bring home many memories, that will last a life time.
Melinda - Accounts Manager
In my 15 years at Deep Powder Tours I have traveled extensively throughout Japan ski resorts visiting Niseko, Furano, Rusutsu, Hakuba, Myoko Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen, also including Tokyo, Otaru or Nagano as my cities of choice.
Worldwide holidays have taken me to a lot of countries throughout Western Europe and Asia but I will always return to Japan. I am passionate about Japan and its people.