Niseko skier in World Cup

By 7th February 2009 August 27th, 2013 Uncategorized

HOT young Niseko skier Ryuunosuke Okoshi (pictured) has just participated in the 2009 World Cup Men’s slalom race in Croatia.

The 20-year old son of the family who runs Pension Locomotion placed 41st in his first run and didn’t qualify for the second, but the Hokkaido Shimbun Press described his ‘tenacious skiing as an expectation of a long-awaited new star’.

Okoshi has previously won the All Japan Junior Slalom two years running and grew up training on Hirafu’s Alpen Course, preferring the thrill of speed on hard-packed snow over Niseko’s famous powder.