It’s no secret that if you happen to be a fan of endless snow, powdery pillows and face-shot after face-shot, Japan is the place to be. Those of us whose passports are sadly collecting dust can live vicariously through Norweigan snowboarder Andreas Wiig’s latest trip to Japan, during which pro snowboarder Yuta Watanabe shows him the ropes.
Andreas was big on the X Games scene in the mid 2000s, but these days, he prefers to spend his time freeriding the world’s best terrain. This video, “A Day Out”, is the result of his quest to find the best powder out there. When Yuta Watanabe stated that he had never experienced bad snow in Japan—well, the trip pretty well planned itself.
This short features clips from several of Japan’s best snowboard spots: Asahidake, Furano, and Tokachidake, to name a few. Wiig and Watanabe experienced day after day of fresh snow (think “free refills”), and were treated with a rare bluebird day on the final day of filming. Time to start planning the trip of a lifetime to Japan, methinks.