Alaska-Style Terrain in Japan? | Sweetgrass’ “Japan by Van”

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Jalaskapan?  Yes, it exists.  This video only shows a hint or two of it, but these guys got it good.

Most of the video simply stuffs annoying deep, fun, playful Japanese terrain buried in neck deep blower snow down our throats.  If you haven’t heard by now – it snows in Japan.

A special nod to our good buddy Eliel who skis in and narrates this movie.  Deep stuff, buddy!  Get it?  Deep?  As in deep snow and deep thoughts?  Never mind…

There are no ski areas on the peaks above the historic village of Shirakawa-go, but it’s surrounded by great skiing—as long as you’re willing to hike for it. Join Carston Oliver, Eliel Hindert, Pep Fujas and Makoto Takeishi as they take to the hills to discover the meaning of “Deep” in the Shirakawa backcountry. This Sweetgrass Productions short is Episode Two in Patagonia’s Find Away series. – Patagonia

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