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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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Skier Falls Over 200-foot Cliff on Tahoe’s Mount Tallac
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Skier Falls Over 200-foot Cliff on Tahoe’s Mount Tallac

Skier Falls Over 200-foot Cliff on Tahoe’s Mount Tallac

A backcountry skier survived a massive fall in the Tahoe backcountry on Sunday, according to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. The man was skiing with friends the North side of Mount Tallac, just west of Heavenly Mountain Resort, when he reportedly fell 200-300 feet over rocks, sustaining major injuries. RELATED: High Winds Created Gondola Traffic Jam in Austria His friends called 911, and the victim was airlifted by a California Highway Patrol helicopter before being transported by CALSTAR to a

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Jeremie Heitz and Daron Rahlves Face Off In Gnarliest Ski Race Ever
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Jeremie Heitz and Daron Rahlves Face Off In Gnarliest Ski Race Ever

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Remember a few seasons ago when Swiss freeskier Jeremie Heitz melted the internet with videos of him arcing GS turns down the biggest and baddest faces of the Alps? Like, faces that even the most skilled big mountain skiers would likely hop turn down? He even made a full film about it that went quietly under the radar called Well, Heitz and Daron Rahlves just managed to one-up even that with something so bold that even legendary freeskier and mountain guide Sam Anthamatten was jealous (he

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Watch Chris Benchetler and Kimmy Fasani’s New Zealand AdVANture
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Chris Benchetler has a lot going for him. Not only are his newly-redesigned skis some of the hottest on the market, he’s also now a proud father. Related: A Closer Look at the Inbounds Slide at JHMR This past summer he and his wife Kimmy Fasani took their newborn son Koa on a three-week trip to New Zealand, giving Koa his first taste of one of Earth’s most diverse and beautiful countries. The trio went climbing, surfing, skiing, and generally enjoyed NZ’s substantial opportunities