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Rossignol’s Snowboard Team Shows Why Your Next Ski Trip Should be Japan

There are many things about Andrew Muse’s trip to Japan that simply feel otherworldly. Hotel delivery robots, snow removal facilitated by natural hot springs, and the shower/toilet/sink three-in-one combo are definite firsts for us. But despite Japan’s cultural differences, it has one thing that doesn’t need explaining: untouched snow, and lots of it.

Muse, who has made a name for himself for traveling the states in his adventure van, chases some of the finest powder stashes in the Land of the Rising Sun with his latest edit. Following alongside snowboarding legends Travis Rice, Xavier De Le Rue, and the rest of the Rossignol ski/snowboard team, they hit Hakuba, Nowaza-Onsen, and Otari-Onsen, where they find steep and deep lines just as bountiful as the apres-ski sake. When not on the slopes, Muse and his team crash at quirky spots like a 200-year-old traditional Inn, which just so happens to sit on top of a natural hot spring. The edit is just another reminder that a trip to Japan will not only be rich with fresh tracks, but also with the opportunity to experience a culture steeped with incredible tradition and history.

Plus, relaxing in a 104-degree natural hot spring post-ride doesn’t sound too shabby.  

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Real Skifi Tries 21 Tricks on the Same Rail
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Real Skifi Tries 21 Tricks on the Same Rail

Real Skifi Tries 21 Tricks on the Same Rail

The Real Skifi crew put the creativity back into skiing. In an era of competition slopestyle runs that look like Olympic aerials skiing, the crew of Finnish misfits give skiing a breath of fresh air. This time, the guys try 21 different tricks on the same handrail. Oh, and did we mention theres no snow in sight, and the handrail leads straight into a river? Looks like a great way too cool off to us. 

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Ditched: Speedflyer and Skier Go Head to Head
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Ditched: Speedflyer and Skier Go Head to Head

Ditched: Speedflyer and Skier Go Head to Head

We’ve all had the following conversation: “you’re still in bed dude? Come on—I’m outside waiting!” There’s always at least one friend who just can’t seem to get their act together when you’re trying to head up for the mountains. Skier Jake Hopfinger and speedflyer Hayes Majerus know this dynamic all too well, in fact, it’s so ingrained into their normal routine that it served as the basis for Benshi Creative’s latest short film, Ditched. Benshi Creative is a two-man team comprised of Cameron

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Far Out Places: The Purcell Mountains and British Columbia
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Far Out Places: The Purcell Mountains and British Columbia

Far Out Places: The Purcell Mountains and British Columbia

In Canada, pilgrimages to backcountry huts are a fairly common pastime during the wintertime. The idea is to use these little structures as a strategic basecamp for foot-powered missions and TGR is no stranger to the remarkable landscape of British Columbia. For this year’s Far Out segment in the Purcell Mountain range, which are home to both world-class heli-skiing and the resort Kicking Horse, we opted to do as the locals do with some Canadian-style hut accommodations. In classic TGR