Turn it up for Trev!

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Turn it up for Trev!

If you are reading this you have probaly heard of our good friend Trevor Ponting's situation. Trev has just had brain surgery and is about to undergo intensive chemo and radiation therapy. This is going to be a huge challenge for him and his family physically, mentally and financially. We're behind Trev 100% and hope that if you are too we can make Trev's battle a little easier wherever we can.

So who is Trevor Ponting?


Trevors daughter swings in a rock climbing harness
Trevor always keen to share his passions with daughter Mia

Trevor is a renowned Kiwi skate boarder, snowboarder, rock climber, dedicated husband to his wife Aiko san and loving father to son Toa and daughter Mia. Trev has been a mentor for many and is one of the hardest working blokes you'll ever come across. Trev loves a yarn and if he's not not out following one of his passions he'll be telling you about the last epic session. At 45 years old he's probably had more days on a snowboard than 10 of us could dream of having in a life time. He rides with time less style and you know is loving every turn. 


Trevor Ponting making a powder turn in Japan
Trevor discovered Niseko in the early 90s and has returned almost every year since for turns like these

For the last few years Trev has made Niseko his home moving here from Methven in New Zealand. Trev has been spending his summers landsacping for Niseko Landscaping and his winters working for Holiday Niseko heading our snow clearing crew. Trevor has embraced fatherhood and as you can tell by the smiles on the kids faces he is a fantastic father.  His wife Aiko san is currently doing an incredible job taking care of both Trev and the kids.


Trevoar Ponting throwing daughter above his head
Trevor moved to Niseko from Methven NZ 4 years ago

Trevor has come out of surgery with a determination to beat this thing and we know he has the strength to do so. Trev is no stranger to recovery after many skateboaring and snowboarding injuries including a broken back. From here we hope you've gotten to know Trev a little better or perahps been reminded of the character who we know as our friend.


Trevor a top a rock tower
It's better at the top, Trev high above the sea of Japan on the Shakotan Peninsular



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