Vibes were high in week one with snow conditions turning it on as the epic crew of like minded legends rolled into Niseko ready to take full advantage of the recent snow fall. The beer tapes in the kanpie bar located in the basement of our lodge were getting a solid work out from the get go. Boys and girls were all mingling and exchanging stories over the pool and ping pong tables, some chilling by the bar while other crew were busy setting up there boards and gear. Its fair to say everyone was pretty pumped to get out on the mountains and discover the abundance of amazing terrain,snow and epic zones the 4 resorts of Niseko have to offer.
Throughout week one we were blessed with a constant stream off snowfalls giving everyone the chance to enjoy the deep dry powder, epic turns and face shots lap after lap. we were splitting off into crews that were then guided by our camp coaches to the best zones and snow stashes available. We were focusing on free riding! Getting some crew used to ridding powder snow in more open areas while some more advance shredders were taken to enjoy some steeper tree runs and natural hits into soft snow.
When the snow was falling as often as it was the terrain park often doesn't get much of a look in however we received some requests for some park lessons which myself and our other coaches were happy to provide. With the crew landing frontside and backside 3,s and smooth back 1,s on the bigger jumps while other crew were dialing in there first front boards on down rails. whenever we hit the park girls and boys were vibing hard and there was no shortage of landed tricks and laughs.
The beer pong tournament, the camper rail jam, the pool comp, burger beer and tequila night, sushi train excursions and the Amaru night (Mexican food + all you can drink for 2 hrs) that turned out to be quiet the doozy there was not shortage of off mountain entertainment.
Week one was all wrapped up and we were sending people home stoked on life but kicking themselves for not sighing up for the full 2 week experience as the snow was still falling on their departure.
Massive thanks from Luke, Colin, Shaun and myself to all the week one crew it was a week to be remembered and we look forward to seeing you on one of our next adventures.