Niseko 2014: Part I

Friday Film returns! We’re back with a few in-house highlights from the first half of another epic season on the northern island of Hokkaido, Japan.

Niseko 2014: Part I from Japan Ski Experience on Vimeo.

Are you currently in Niseko or have you already been here for a ski holiday this season? How are you enjoying the snow in Japan this winter?

Ski Niseko Japan 2014

All footage filmed in Niseko, Rusutsu and Moiwa in December 2013 and January 2014. Additional thanks to Glen Claydon Photography.

Japan Journals x Burton Snowboards

Check out this sweet collaboration between Burton Snowboards and Japan Journals.

Three Burton snowboarders, Connor Harding, Roland Morley Brown and Nick Brown, travelled around the country for 7 weeks to bring you Japan Journals through blizzards and long days driving. They survived on canned coffee and a diet of the finest foods that Seico Mart has to offer, getting a taste of the landscape, culture and large amounts of powder in the process. Footage comes from Minakami, Nozawa onsen, Niseko and all the way up to Wakanai.

Did you ski or snowboard in Japan last season? Getting powder withdrawal symptoms yet?! What were your highlights? Tell us about your experiences.

Burton Snowboards Japan Journals

What A Nighter!

When it dumps 30+ centimeters in 3 hours as it did on the afternoon of the 25 February it is time to down tools, get up on the mountain and enjoy the deep stuff. That’s exactly what Glen from 360niseko did.

It is incredible to be able to snowboard and ski at full speed under the lifts at night and experience bottomless turns. Check out the epic footage now!

Are you in Niseko at the moment or have you already been? How are you enjoying the awesome snow conditions this season?

Day and Night Niseko

One morning and one night. The same day. When Niseko turns it on she gives you fresh powder morning, afternoon and evening – 12 hours of FUN!

Are you in Niseko at the moment? How are you enjoying the awesome snowfalls we’ve been getting recently?

Footage filmed on 17th January at Niseko Village and Grand Hirafu resorts.

Niseko Week One

Another fantastic start to a season in Niseko with a reported snow base of 175cm having accumulated on the mountain by December 1st, 2012.
With Niseko Hirafu opening as scheduled on 23rd November, here are a few highlights from the first week of the 2012/13 winter season. See you when you get here!

Are you in Niseko at the moment? How are you enjoying the early season snow?

Flying down the Super Course, 28 Nov 2012. Photo courtesy of 360niseko

Shouya getting fresh Hirafu turns, 28 Nov 2012. Photo courtesy of 360niseko

Dr. Ned cruising down Panorama, 25 Nov 2012. Photo courtesy of 360niseko

Big thanks to 360niseko and Glen Claydon Photography

Footage filmed on 28th November at Grand Hirafu and 1st December at Niseko Annupuri resorts.

Point and Shoot: Japan 2012

Point and Shoot: Japan 2012 is a mash up of footage from Nimbus Independent that didn’t make the final cut while editing for their epic En Route Hokkaido film. Too many good ski shots and hilarious moments to let go to waste. Enjoy.



Learning to Fly in Hakuba

Japan’s Northern Alps are huge and filled with POWDER. Mikey Basich and Shin Biyajima lead the Flow team of Scotty Lago, Tim Humphreys, Scot Brown and Atsushi Ishikawa on a freeriding and heli-boarding mission.

Find out why heli-skiing in Japan is just starting to change after 50 years…