Skiing the Seven Continents | Asia (Japan)
This past February the Unofficial crew was able to get sacred in the Hakuba Valley of Japan. With everything from monkeys to mank, wind to wild warming, and even a little bit of snow sliding we saw it all. While conditions may not have been as bottomless as one would hope, skiing in the land of the rising sun is an experience that rivals the most epic of ski extravaganzas. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a graphical tour of Japow!
Japan Ski Facts
- Japan is home to the largest number of ski and snowboard resorts in the world – over 600 of them.
- Japan has twice hosted the Winter Olympics (1972 in the City of Sapporo and in 1998, Nagano).
- Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest peak at 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft)
- The first recored ski decent in Japan took place in 1910.
- The Japanese Alps encompass the Hida Mountains, the Kiso Mountains and the Akaishi Mountains.
- Parts of Japan’s Northern Island (Hokkaido) receive an average of over 500″ of snow per season.
Photos by, Timothy Konrad
Words and edit by Eric Bryant
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