Pros light up Niseko for Matchstick film

By 20th February 2010 August 27th, 2013 Uncategorized

HUGE airs over roadside avalanche barriers. This is some of the extreme action the world’s best pro-skiers have been enjoying while filming in Niseko this season.

Free-skiing Canadian child prodigy Sean Pettit, 17, was snapped here by Mattias Fredriksson, senior photographer at No. 1 skiing mag Powder.

All this and more was caught on film as Matchstick Productions filmed their upcoming international release.

Also along for the ride were Swedish freeskiing big names Henrik Windstedt and Jacob Wester, all spotted during a Grand Hirafu night session, and riding hard through the trees in Hanazono’s Strawberry Fields.

“The main reason we came here is for the powder snow – and to shoot some of the best stuff caught on film in Japan,” Windstead told Powderlife.

“We’re hoping to enjoy all things Niseko and Japan – deep powder, cool scenery, lots of pillow lines and mushrooms, and the culture, great food and onsens.”

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