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Backcountry Skiing in Japan: ‘Powder Kingdoms’ in Hokkaido and Nagano

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Backcountry skiing in Japan has blossomed in popularity over the past number of seasons. There are various options available here for those who are branching out and pushing their boundaries to the seasoned vets taking the sport to new limits. Most backcountry skiers and snowboarders progress from skiing on groomed runs at resorts to searching out tree runs and other sidecountry options. Eventually, they will gain the confidence and experience needed to leave the resorts at the established backcountry gates and further explore the possibilities. Welcome to AsahidakeDuring my first trip to Hokk…

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