Stories, pictures and video from the mountains of Hokkaido

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Hokkaido Season Edit

 

This isn’t all skiing, but a general Hokkaido winter edit, by Dan Andrews. Nice work Dan, great edit. Shame about the Coldplay soundtrack.

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Greenland Sunset Session

Iwamizawa Greenland February 27th

Sunsets at Greenland

On clear evenings at Iwamizawa Greenland you get some spectacular sunsets. Add to that the background of a roller coaster and ferris wheel and you get a great backdrop for photos and video.

Mike grabbing tail

Local skier getting it a bit wrong

The Ezopow crew

Short video with clips shot over a couple of evenings.

 

 


Back to the Snow

We’re ¬†back in Hokkaido. And as you’d expect its snowing. A blizzard was raging last night, giving us around 30-40cm this morning, drifting much deeper in places thanks to the wind.

View from the apartment this morning

 

Snowed in

Walking to work

I’ve been hitting the Greenland for the past couple of nights. Feels great to be back on skis! We’ve got a three day weekend from tomorrow so we’ll probably hit Mount Racey and Teine.

Hitting the park at Greenland


First Turns of 2013/14

Iwamizawa Greenland. November 13th 2013

A 6:00am start for some turns before work. I headed down to Greenland with Dan and Mike. The snow was quite deep and crusty which made hiking a challenge for our unfit legs.

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Dawn at Iwamizawa Greenland

A short steep hike up the small bowl to the lookers right of the main lifts gave us a nice pitch for our first turns of the winter. Not the best snow, or location, but considering the date, we were happy with it. And for Mike, starting his first winter in Hokkaido, this was one of the deepest powder days he’s ever had! He’s in for a treat this winter.

Skis on and ready to slide

Skis on and ready to slide

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Dan (right) and Mike (left)

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First action shot of the winter!

We did a run down the side bowl, and then back to the top and down the front slope. It looked like someone had made a jump on one of the kicker mounds the previous day, so we headed over to hit that, with mixed results. ‘Unfortunately’ the GoPro video didn’t come out so there’s no footage of our jumps.

Not a bad start to the winter, but looking at the forecast, we’ll be waiting a little while for our next session. Hopefully more snow will arrive in time for Rusutsu and Sapporo Teine to open on the weekend of November 23rd/24th.

Stay tuned.

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