Generation Snow

Superb video from Generation Snow featuring deep powder, tree skiing and awesome backcountry lines as Olympian Steve Lee explores Hakuba, Japan with alpine racer Stephanie Auderer.

Also featuring the wonderful Phoenix Hakuba (which you can book with Japan Ski Experience!).

Tell us about your best Hakuba experience. When were you there? Share your experiences below or send us a video to show how deep you got!

Experience Myoko

“I don’t think I’ve ever, ever, EVER seen this much snow in my entire life.”

If you think you’ve experienced some big snowfalls in the past, you may need to think again! Here’s a great Myoko video shot back in January which covers the last few days of a Japan ski trip. It snowed over 4 metres in the 3 days they were there producing truly epic conditions.
“Myoko is an absolutely incredible resort, there’s just so much here to do … there’s something for everyone, there’s heaps of snow and great tree skiing.”

Have you ever had it this good in Myoko? Maybe you were there? Share your thoughts below or send us your video. If not Myoko, where and when was your deepest experience of Japowder?


Japan Journals from Tokyo and Hakuba

The fourth and final Japan Journals episode was released last week. If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure you take a look now. In Episode 4 the guys travel back to Tokyo and take in some Japanese culture. They then head to Hakuba for the Slope competition and check out some of the area’s terrain.

We’d also like to remind you that a lot of great Early Bird offers end on the 31st May with discounts of up to 30% applicable on accommodation bookings made by that date. For more information and to make an enquiry, visit our Accommodation page before the end of the month!

Hokkaido 2012

Japan Ski Experience guests Elliott and Joanne returned to Niseko earlier this month for a second consecutive year of deep powder skiing and cultural adventures.
Once back home in the UK they kindly sent us some of the fantastic footage they shot while skiing in Rusutsu and visiting Sapporo for the Snow Festival. This is the JSE edit.


All footage shot in February 2012 by Elliott Piggott. Many thanks Elliott, we hope to see you and Joanne over here in Japan again soon!

Japan Journals

Japan Journals is a snowboarding web series based out of the fluffy depths of Japan’s snow covered wilderness.

Check out Episode 1 for Gondola access to some jaw-dropping fun terrain and watch as the guys meet up with Japanese pro rider Taka Nakai and get him to show why he loves riding his homeland so much. Then venture up to Nakayama Pass and explore some good jump spots with some of the best powder earth has to offer.

This is the first of the 4 Japan Journals web episodes. Stay posted throughout the season to see what drags the world’s best snowboarders to this incredible part of the world.

Record Breaking Niseko December

Check out this awesome film made by friends of ours to document the first few weeks of the 2011/12 season here in Niseko. Non-stop snow throughout December made it one of the best on record. Here’s the proof!



Moving Mountains in Japan

“Japan was one of the most amazing ski trips I’ve been on, perhaps the best … We arrived to find scratchy conditions, but the next morning we awoke to about a foot of new snow and it didn’t stop for four days.”

This is a fantastic film featuring Jen Hudak and Julian Carr.

“The trip definitely was magical, and Japan has a special place in my heart,”

Read the full story and check out the awesome photos on the ESPN website.





One week to go…

With a lot of snow falling across the country this week and some resorts opening as early as next week, Japan is a very exciting place to be right now! Due to the popularity of last week’s Friday Film we have more for you from the guys at Powder Detours. Check out their recent promo video which showcases a lot of the fantastic lift-accessible terrain across Hokkaido resorts. Light, fresh powder comes as standard.