10 SKIING TIPS FOR SKIING POWDER IN JAPAN.

10 SKIING TIPS FOR SKIING POWDER IN JAPAN.


10 essentials skiing tips for skiing powder in Japan. We are gonna look at what skis to use. what liftcards to buy. What ski gear you need when skiing powder. skiing tips that will work at any powder skiing destination what kind of ski are you gone chose. I recommend to get a wide ski that is 100 millimetres wide under the foot because a wide ski will get your flotation in the light fluffy powder in
Japan. The ski we kind of look at is a Rossignol soul 7. it’s a hundred
and six millimeters under the foot so plenty of flotation right there it’s
wider in the front and wider on the back so a very nice solid off piste ski. It’s
an all Mountain ski so you can only take it on the groomers no problem there. so
I’m all-time favorite ski last year was the black crow Nokta this is a hundred
and twenty-two millimeters under the foot super wide ski. This powder machine
is the best one I have skied on this are the skis that I could recommend
you’ll take along when skiing in Japan. If you don’t have a ski like this, you can always rent a nice ski at the resort. I love this one great ski! the next thing we got to look at is lift
cots by the lift cots daily it will cost you
about 4,500 yen don’t buy a lift card for the whole week because you will
probably switch results and location compelling on the weather and the day
and your your physical state of mind so buying a lift card for the whole week
will just be a waste of money by then per day you can also buy per hour half
day there’s so many options so buy them when you need it the third thing we’re gonna look at is
online safety equipment get the basic you need a transceiver and Alla meaning
with shovel and a crow these are the three key things you need
and of course you need a backpack to carry it all in if you don’t have this
gear you can rent it at the resort but when you got it
make sure you know how to use it if you don’t have this gear there’s no way you
can help your buddies are you gonna get rescued if you’ll get hit by an
avalanche so number four on my list is the
Avalanche bulletin on the Allens forecast make sure you read that each
and every morning and make a group decision on where you’re gonna go and
what you’re gonna ski and then stick to that plan you’re gonna find the
airline’s bulletin on 3:16 in cycle they will also have a daily update of how
much snow has fallen in the town the actual Evans bulletin report is on a
site called nice echo and the Dare info right there the Alliance bulletin will
be in all the others is just listed below so you can go back and see what
the weather has been in the past days number five on our list is radio
communication you want to communicate with your friends all your buddies when
you’re skiing so get a radio that way you can easily get in contact with
anyone in the group this is a BC a it also has this one that I attached to my
backpack then I can easily speak to anyone in the group hey guys why your ad
I’m just skiing now this fluffy powder stuff let’s get down get some epic shots
of it oh I’m just kidding you can also get a cheaper one these g8 Midlands ones
also great they won’t last the whole day if you use them a lot but I always carry
an extra set if someone in the group needs one I got one they can borrow right number six on my list is a whistle
and why should you have a whistle because you’ve got radios iphones all
that stuff because if you get lost a whistle is super easy to hear from a
long-distance my mini backpacks there is a whistle right here but I always add a
custom one which is really loud this came very handy last year when we
lost Frederick at the end of the day went down a bow we all went left and
Frederick Banting right so he came on wrong side of the bow and ended down
further down than us we got communication with him from the
radio so we knew that he was okay but he couldn’t hear us when we were speaking
out loud calling for him but you could hear the whistle and by hearing the
whistle he knew exactly which way which direction he had to walk in to get back
to the group from life experience I will tell you what get a whistle and make
sure your backpack has one if you need so the next thing is skins for your skis
why do you want skins because in Japan there’s a lot of times where you end up
in the bottom of a run on a cat track so I have to walk out attach your skins and
you can just skin out and another great thing if you end up in a blind spot we
have to go back these skins are vital if you’re touring you can get up the
mountain you find a nice spot going with a guide all thing is great standing
there oh we want to go up there I don’t have any skins what do I do so get some
skins then you can get in and out everywhere on the mountain
I always carry your mind in the backpack so I know I got it no paint on my list is ski straps use
these rubber straps instead of the ones you get the skis because these rubber
straps aren’t useful when you’re gonna carry them when you’re gonna put them on
a car make sure they are in place if you’re gonna hold them on your backpack
in the top together but that’s one thing else that I use these for is if you I’ve
used my skins a lot during the day there might be wet they might be cold and
there aren’t that sticking anymore to my skis so when I apply them to my skis
they won’t fall off look like this I applied my skin to my ski right here so
if my skins will follow I’ll apply a rubber band on the back here to make
sure that they will stay in place for the rest of the trip out there we go
then my skins won’t fall off and I can easily get back to the slopes iced it
right my tip number nine is ski straps or ski
leashes at the as they call it’s a super easy way to make sure that you can find
your skis again you attach this one to the binding and this one around your leg
and if your skis comes off this winch will appear and you can easily see this
yellow orange leash on the snow surface and you can find your ski again with no
problem the last thing number 10 on my list is
hire a professional mountain guide a guide they can show you around the area
take you to the hidden Boles this the places that you would never know existed
and you can get a taste of that fresh indeed untouched Japanese powder when
you book a guide make sure that it’s a professional and it’s from a
professional and guiding company not just some ski bum you met at the bar
last night doesn’t wanna make some extra bucks just showing you around because if
you hire a professional guide you know the health experience there’s no airline
safety stuff and they can take you safely around the area so some of the
guiding companies that if you’ve used in the past is Hokkaido powder guides we’ve
used Black Diamond to us and Niseko Xtreme to us I recommend all these
companies so if you’re going there hit them up and you’ll get a great
experience on the backcountry so that is it guys it is still thumping here so
it’s only one thing left to do is to pack up all my gear get out there hit
some of that fresh power so thanks for watching remember to Like subscribe all
that fun stuff and I hope I’ll see some of you guys out there on the slopes
enjoy your your powder skiing in Japan and I will see you guys next time I go
now thank you

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