So, whats it like to ski in Japan? To kick off Unofficial Japan, here are a few photos that will give you an idea of the terrain and aesthetics that make this place so good. Here in Hakuba, we have: big peaks, meadows, pillows, spines, wildlife, snowlerblade mountaineers. A Photo Introduction to Skiing in Japan | Unofficial Networks

A Photo Introduction to Skiing in Japan

A Photo Introduction to Skiing in Japan

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A Photo Introduction to Skiing in Japan

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So, whats it like to ski in Japan? To kick off Unofficial Japan, here are a few photos that will give you an idea of the terrain and aesthetics that make this place so good.

Here in Hakuba, we have:

Big Peaks

Peaks in the Hakuba Backcountry

Goryu, with Happo's southern faces in the foreground.

 

Meadows

 

Meadows filled with powder in Hakuba

Alfred Chirino meadow skipping in Hakuba.

 

Pillows

Pillows in Japan

Ian Millar, Pillowland fly-by.

 

Spines

Japanese Spines

Eric Bryant likes Hakuba's spines.

 

Wildlife

Japanese Serow

Kamoshika. Think: furry, clumsy goats, with an affinity for pillows.

 

…and Snowlerblade mountaineers.

A Snowblader in the Hakuba backcountry.

Saucer-chan, deep in the Hakuba backcountry.

 

This place has all the terrain a skier could want, with a little Japanese flavor to make it unique. So what are you waiting for?

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