Ask any pro skier, filmmaker, or photographer where to go to get guaranteed, incredible deep powder, and they will say Japan. Yet while it may have just recently arrived on the radar to the West, skiing on Japan’s snowy, volcanic north island of Hokkaido is celebrating its centennial this winter.
Overhead powder shots, soulful tree skiing, pillows galore and 100 years of history cannot be passed up. With that, a crew from Warren Miller Entertainment headed over to check out the history of faceshots – and actual faceshots - in Japan this winter.
I have been to India twice before. I skied in the Himalya, and earlier last fall I was there for a volunteering trip, working with kids rescued from the slave trade. We brought them bicycles and taught them them how to maintain them. That trip helped inspire this trip.
Kasmiri’s are very harsh-looking, and Americans are taught to be afraid of them. But they all begged us to take a photo with them. Everyone asks “One photo, one photo!”
As summertime fun-in-the-sun is being had here in the states, it's been dumping snow at Ski Portillo in Chile - over a foot in the last week. This is good reason to offer a sneak peak at our Portillo segment in this year's film, "Warren Miller's . . . Like There's No Tomorrow", starring comedic freeskier Colby West. We caught up with Colby while he was with his friends playing football on the beach in California. Here's what he had to say.
These images from PNH and more will be featured in our 62nd film this fall. See more spectacular photography from Jonathan Selkowitz at www.selkophoto.com.