[Applause] all right I made it and so I am at Yama station one away from nine and all this is where I got to take the bus to head up to the resort pretty empty here I think the end of the CC that is that I think it's going to be season so not a lot of people here which is awesome all the dialogues and that's exactly where I'm going all right let's go find a buck just an hour and a half ride by bullet train to Tokyo Station will bring you to the beautiful mountainous northeastern region of the Nagano Prefecture my final destination nozawa onsen is best known for its great skiing natural hot springs and delicious local food but I want to focus this episode on the fresh powder all right this is supposed to be my stop now I crept fine the staff Lodge that's where I'll be staying for the next two days let's take off your shoes I'm going to do that Vic if the staff watch I'm going to move tool to fix I'm still lose the reception area here's the kitchen looks like hello looks like there's been people here you there on mountain ski okay look let me provide a little more context to this adventure when I decided to come to Japan I said I'd really love to ski so I contacted the Nozawa on Sand Resort and said hey am I too late to ski coming at the beginning of March and I said oh no we still had snow here and I said I want in and they said ok you want to do some backcountry skiing I said that's my favorite type of skiing so they set me up here at the staff Lodge and over the next few days I'm going to hit the slopes hopefully we'll get a little bit more fresh powder to add to this incredible bait and that's it let's go ski come on get in there get in there well the lines began to form at the base of the resort I cut through the crowds to go meet the team a small group of off-duty ski instructors and backcountry guides welcome to me with survival gear and we kick things off with a hopefully not necessary Avalanche search and rescue training once we feel like we could all trust each other basically just testing out the new guy me it was time to jump on a lift and make the 1600 meter climb up to the peak of Mount cannot she it was here that we parted ways with the other tourists and groom trails in search of some untouched terrain amazing amazing eyes it's unbelievable powder for days nobody else around just a couple of ski instructors some guides and all the fresh pot or Gaspar here we go so begins off piece where the snow is ha ha yeah there you go [Laughter] [Laughter] [Laughter] hey two in the back country boys just went that way I gotta catch up let's go Oh I said legs are burning feeling pretty good that was amazing being Japan backcountry gods right and as any true ski or snowboarder knows the best way to end a long day on the mountain is with a few cold beers it's here that I really get a chance to get to know the gang of international instructors that I've been skiing with and gain yet another perspective on life in Japan that is it just coming home from that bursty place after a couple after ski run drinks I had an amazing time the backcountry the staff that showed me around some of these off pieces slopes so as always if you liked the video please give it a thumbs up leave a comment below that's it see you guys next week whoa whoa

Backcountry Skiing in Japan | Nozawa Onsen

34 thoughts on “Backcountry Skiing in Japan | Nozawa Onsen

  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    Nice video you got there. Love the music. Can you tell me the name of music in the beginning?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    You need to go to Hokkaido.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    It's funny how he walks on the carpet… and then takes off his shoes lol.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    You're skiing, so I can pretend you're in the Alps, instead of….

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    Well done bud, looks like a great time.  Just got back from the area myself, just sublime!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    Hmmmmm, skiing this winter, hmmmmmm…

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    Great clip Gareth, thanks! Nozawa Onsen is fantastic; was there in February and about nine years ago. Get into the village too – great locals, restaurants, onsens and cafes with excellent coffee. Here's an Oz take on it https://youtu.be/wLX8sFZUXF0 and Kiwi guide and instructor Tom Dunbar, his wife Amelia and some mates rolling around the big four at Nagano https://youtu.be/TRndpI7Cu38?list=RDTRndpI7Cu38

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    That was so cool so much fresh snow

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    Cool good video

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    Hope to see more good videos like that good video

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    5,025 views? he deserves more than that. his videos kinda remind me of casey neistat's

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    コース外の滑走は禁止ですよ。他の人が真似しますね。

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    random for me but watched 🙂 good video

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    nice look..I assume you have a drone with you No? thats carrying a lot of gear

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    nice videos! hoping to visit there next year, one question though. What are you doing in japan, is it work or just vacation?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    What awesome runs you had. You killed it. Jarryd is jealous. He wants to go to Japan to snowboard so bad. Nice stack at the end there. 🙂 Great video as usual.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    First time viewer and subscriber to your channel . Looking forward to watching more of your video's..Thank you for making your video's…👍👍…

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    this is soooo cool …i love the views ..i love how is the mountains look…enjoy your time there…you deserve the best because you show us the best

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    – What a fun day!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    This is an amazing video! It made me really want to go skiing. But while watching this video, I had a question pop up, and that is do you ever feel lost in a country? If so, what do you do to combat that? I'm really looking forward for the next videos, good luck! 😀

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    Video is epic dude, it was fun having you around!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    Enjoy yourself Gareth! Awesome video.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    Nice to watch a video about Japanese winter in the summer… 🙂

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    Obviously. No food, no Gareth …

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    totally jealous… man!!!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    How amazing is this video

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    you are having way too much fun. so are there any beach resorts?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    Only you could make me want to go skiing in the middle of summer! You captured it perfectly as always. 🙂

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    Looks incredible. Backwoods skiing on a Pennsylvania mountain is dangerous business, but that looks incredible. I'll be arriving in Japan in late March, hopefully I'll be able to find powder somewhere.

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