WANT to grab the longest airtime, bust the tightest tricks and hit the biggest booters, but you’re scared of getting hurt? The pain-free answer is right here in Niseko.
Hanazono’s new Bag Jump – positioned on lower part of the Stairway to Heaven run by late January – will have you bagging stunts off jumps that you never believed possible, right before landing in what can only be described as a giant pillow.
It’s hailed as the perfect tool for practicing freestyle tricks safely, or just launching for fun.
The Bag Jump was invented in Austria, and is popular at ski resorts all around the world, but Hanazono has the only one in Japan.
While only skiers and snowboarders can hit the Hanazono Bag Jump this winter, for a small cost in summer, Hano says there will be a dry ramp for skis, snowboards and even bikes.
But for winter it’s completely free-of-charge, so go big! Then all you have to worry about is landing the tricks for real on the snow…