After six months of planning and 24 hours of traveling French freeskiers (try saying that five times fast) Jérôme Chanal and Guillaume Harleaux have arrived in Hakuba for the first stop of their big Japanese ski trip. Hakuba is located in the Nagano prefecture of Honshu, the main island of Japan and hosted some of the 1998 Winter Olympics.
They are greeted by Liberty Skis team riders, Ryuya Yoshida and Momoyo Magosaki who take them deep into powder-filled forests in order to take shelter from the elements. Filthy tree runs and pillow lines abound and everyone gets the requisite face shots. Don't miss the bonus footage of the crew taking a few runs dressed in traditional Japanese 'yukata'.
Follow two French freeriders on the ultimate skiers journey to the light, deep, cold and world renowned powder of Japan.
For Jerome Chanal and Guillaume Harleau, this journey is more than just about snow - it offers a chance to explore the unique culture of the Far East, learn the nuances of a whole new mountain range, and explore a whole new ski spirit.
This is their Japanese Dream - ride with them.
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