The early morning rise, the caffeine fix, the car-ride anticipation, the board prep, the powder ride and then the onsen. Follow these Hokkaido locals as they journey through the Hokkaido and Niseko backcountry in search of the perfect, untouched powder. Watch as these Japanese riders crave the mountain and have a whole lot of fun doing it.

With only days now until the lifts open here in Niseko, we are waiting patiently with bated breath until the mountain runs are open and ready to ride. We trust this video will make you filled with as much anticipation as it does us!

Film by: TRIVE Mountain Guides Hokkaido