Nimbus Independent’s Niseko segment from En Route might be the best Japan footage of all time. Its a couple years old, but they just reposted it. This one has it all – deep snow, good light, pillows, booters, and a quality soundtrack. The only thing its missing is big lines, but unfortunately no one has managed a well-made segment featuring Japan’s bigger terrain (yet). The whole segment is packed with entertaining skiing, but the way they link up features from 2:00 – 2:20 really defines Japan skiing. Is the best Japan segment ever made?
Nimbus did another trip to Hokkaido this January, so look for more Japow dropping in Fall 2012.