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Another day, another conference call, another ski run

Another day another conference call another ski run

(No borders crossed or humans approached or objects touched on this run.)

This article has also been published at the Blogspot. See more Planetskier stories from TGRBlogspot, and, of course, Planetskier.net! Photos, videos, and text (c) 2020 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved.

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Labor Day has traditionally signaled the end of the summer for all us denizens of the Northern Hemisphere – and man, did summer end abruptly this year. Leave it to 2020 to give us yet another rollercoaster ride, although this one sure looked pretty. Lots of mountains across the West saw their first real snowfall of the year late last night, with several inches falling at higher elevations. Check out some shots from our friends over at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort from this morning…the first

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This trip to Japan was monumental. Kai’s first International trip and my first time competing in the Freeride World Tour! Our team was ecstatic and excited to be traveling to the land of Powder. We had our camera crew and we were ready to see if Kai could tunnel his way through the deep snow of Japan. Kai already scored some deep days at his home resort of Targhee but would it prepare him for the deepest snow in the world? We would soon find out. Kai and I showed up in Tokyo and