EVERY year, people across the world dream of a white Christmas. In Niseko that white Christmas is guaranteed in spades – usually spade-loads of powder snow you have to shovel off your front step on Christmas morning. This amazing snow that falls from the sky nearly every day in winter is just one thing that makes Niseko so great.
In this issue we take a fresh look at a debate that has been raging since rebellious snowboarders started sliding down mountains – which is better for powder… skiing or boarding?? This is sure to stir up some controversy and we’re looking forward to it. We also take you on an avalanche safety course and introduce you to one of Japan’s favourite foods – okonomiyaki. Plus all our regular columns, new and old.
We would like to start publishing readers’ letters, so if you’ve got anything on your mind, have any ideas for the magazine or website, or just want to tell us what a fabulous place you think Niseko is, put it in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you had a great Christmas and have a fantastic New Year in Niseko. See you on the slopes!
Kristian Lund, Powderlife Managing Editor email@example.com