February 23, 2009

Mitch and Nick off the Map at Nazow Onsen

Just heard back from two lonesome adventures out on the campaign pow trail in Japan with Snowboarder mag. Now I don't know where "Nazow Onsen" is but a quick google search returned only 1 result and it was all in japanese. No maps no images. What sort of a place has only 1 google search result and how the hell do you find it? If anyone knows- let me know. here's what Mitch had to say:

"We have basically been hanging in Kiroro with Quentin (Robins) and it was epic mad snow and then we ferry to the south island for 20 hours on the high seas with gregdog getting a little green with sea sickness....and we are at nazow onsen and the terrain is pretty dam sick and we are just waiting for snow, hope all is good, loving the hero in pow fucking sick"

now if you search Google - this will be Nazow Onsen's second google entry (provided we spelt it right)

February 19, 2009

Jye on Method TV

Jye just scored the "Fresh Meat" section of Method TV's episode 17.

Check it here http://stream.method.tv/?ch=00034&id=1293

February 13, 2009

Hakuba Powder Lodge

If you are looking at coming to Hakuba I recommend on staying at the Hakuba Powder Lodge. Very reasonably priced and central to all the resorts and close to town. The owner is a Canadian bloke who has been living in Japan for about 10 years and has a vast knowledge of the area so he can point you in the right direction for the conditions. Great staff and fun atmosphere.
Really living!

Let it snow

Ryan Tiene and Jacob Koia arrive to Hakuba and they bring the snow.

Let it snow

February 9, 2009

Hot Sauce - Cholula Triple Air Show

A hot saucy heads up on Jye getting 4th at the Cholula jam last over the weekend in California. They tell me Jye's run was hotter than the sponsors finest hot sauce which you might recognise from you favorite mexican restaurant. Here here Cholula. For a full rundown on the contest head over her to snowboard Rev http://crosland.snowboard-revolution.com/snow-skate/cholula-triple-air-show/
Both Jye and Mitch went to the contest over the weekend and here is a shot of Mitch mid 720

February 8, 2009

Cortina Jpn

After a light dusting of snow overnight we hit to a little resort about 20 mins from Happo called Cortina(not to be confused with the Italian Cortina). Chriso blew it and stayed at America town while Rich and myself scored some amazing powder and remembered the reason we all love this sport. Riding out of bounds at Cortina is strictly prohibited and heavily patroled. They will take your pass for even looking past the boundary rope.

February 7, 2009

First day shredding @ Happo One Hakuba

A tough season for Hakuba this year with less than half the average snow base however we went out to scope the area today. As you can see there is some amazing terrain that is almost Alaska like.
Snowing as I type! YES.. Fingers crossed

Australian Snowboarding Japanagram photo diary by Nick Gregory

The Crew

Me and a hottie I met at the bus station

This bloke

Aus Snowboarding's brand new editor Chris Mcalpine

Me doing some late night hurdles. Pretty standard

Photographer Richard Hegarty dressed for the occasion

February 4, 2009

Nick Gregory Signs Burton


Nick is in Japan shooting for the next month

Photo:Andrew Fawcet