Japan to Alaska: 2014 Season Review, Part 2

Lee Lyon | BackcountryBackcountry

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While flat light, trees, and powder tend to be the norm in Japan’s winter months, we were lucky to have our fair share of sunny days this season.

 A good run on the Lone Tree.

Zach Paley photo.

Zach Paley photo.

Zach Paley photo.

Zach Paley photo.

Zach Paley photo.

Zach Paley photo.

Much of the season was spent getting familiar with a favorite zone in the area. We’ll call it the spine pillows.

Ian on Safety Spine.
Ian on Safety Spine.
Miles Diesel.
Miles Diesel.
Matthias on First.
Matthias on First.
Bottom of the Lone Tree.
Bottom of the Lone Tree.

And another favorite zone, not far off. The spine pillows’ evil twin.

Unknown Japanese snowboarder on the dark side.
Unknown Japanese snowboarder on the dark side.
Matthias silhouette.
Matthias silhouette.
Ridge running.
Ridge running.
Ian 100% organic hip jump.
Ian 100% organic hip jump.
Miles above the rollover.
Miles above the rollover.
Miles in the mix.
Miles in the mix.

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