We are excited to bring you the first extract of Hidde Hageman's upcoming film, Ikigai. Check out the great clip below and once you have filled your powder boots get online and book your stay this winter!

Hidde: "Ikigai is a snowboard and ski film that will solely be filmed in the Niseko region. I chose this title as Ikigai is a word that stands for: "something one lives for'' in Japanese, which for me means, "a reason to get up in the morning". Our reason to get up in the morning is to be able to ride the best snow on the planet. Friendship, nature, our passion for snow and a fascination for the Japanese culture is what binds us."

For more information on the film, follow the crew on their Facebook page here.