We organised a trip to Niseko for Jon Olsson but the forecast was better for Hakuba so we hooked him up down there… and he scored BIG TIME! Deepest powder of his life – his vlog is the funnest we’ve ever seen – check it out!
In case you were wondering if January was actually that good, a couple of pros whose job it is to travel the world in search of the best snow, testify they’ve just had their best powder trip ever.
Armada Skis co-founder JP Auclair of Quebec, and California’s Chris Benchetler have been coming to Niseko every year for the past few years – including the bumper season 05/06 – and say they’ve never had such a consistent run of such good quality powder. “I’ve been skiing for 25 years and this is the best ever – every single day has been epic,” Auclair told Powderlife. “It never really stopped snowing and every day it was getting deeper – it was so deep it was ridiculous. I was amazed at how fresh the snow actually stays – skiing through the trees you do lap after lap and keep getting fresh runs. That doesn’t happen much in America or Canada.”