Japan by Van: Going Deep in the Shirakawa Backcountry

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There are no official ski areas on the peaks above the historic village of Shirakawa-go, but it’s surrounded by great skiing — as long as you’re willing to hike for it. Join Carston Oliver, Eliel Hindert, Pep Fujas and Makoto Takeishi as they take to the hills to discover the meaning of “Deep” in the Shirakawa backcountry. This Sweetgrass Productions short is Episode Two in Patagonia’s Find Away series.

Leave it to Sweetgrass to find a new way to film powder skiing; this short film consistently amazes with its daring but serene vision and mind-expanding perspectives.

Photo courtesy Patagonia.com

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