Every winter I return to Japan with the same crew. Over the years it has morphed into basically being a friends’ ski trip, but one that I always know will produce some cool deep powder imagery. Each year that we have been to the land of the rising sun, we are treated to what amounts to the deepest powder day of our lives. With Japan constantly delivering bottomless snow, we have gotten pretty spoiled.
We are used to coming back with a few images of the deepest turns of the season, so it takes quite a bit to get us really excited about a powder image. However on this trip we were unexpectedly treated to what was perhaps the best light we had seen.
After a morning of storm skiing, we noticed the sky starting to brighten as the storm let up. So we opted to take a short ski tour to a zone that we knew had some great ski runs through some pretty amazing looking old tress. As luck would have it, the sun started to pop threw the tail end of the snow as the last snow flakes were falling. After snapping this shot, we sessioned a few more amazing laps of great skiing before we headed down for some après sake.