Furano 2011 locked and loaded!

Howdy snow fans, Welcome back online for season 2010 / 2011! It’s been quite a hectic year. We realeased the trailer for “Snowboard In Japan – Furano 2010″ earlier this year, and have been working on the final cut. We don’t have a definitive release date, but expect it to hit the shelves of Amazon [...]

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Snowboard In Japan DVD cover

We have a rough design of our Snowboard In Japan DVD cover: Click on the cover to see a larger version of this picture:

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Snowboard In Japan – Furano 2010 – The Movie Trailer

Howdy Snow Fans, Well we have been hard at work reviewing and tagging all the footage we shot for our Snowboard In Japan documentary in Furano 2010. As you can probably imagine, this is a very time-consuming process.  Deciding what is quality, and what won’t make it past the cutting room floor is both a [...]

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New videos from our documentary

We have completed some rough editing for some of our interviewees.  These will be enhanced further when the final DVD is released. Djan from Rhythm Skis & Snowboards Furano Mari san from the Furano Ski Host program Kojima San from Kojima Academy, Pension Snoflake Furano, Cafe Tirol and Tirol Lamb BBQ Check back soon – [...]

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Are the voices in your head calling, Doria?

Okay, I admit it – I’m a doria addict.  What is a doria you ask?  It’s a baked rice dish popular in Japan.  I am lead to believe that it has Italian origins, and if you google ‘doria’ you will find some good recipes.  Think Spanish paella, and you will be getting close to what we are [...]

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Days 6-10

Friday 5/2 was a rest day for us after a couple of very active days. We caught up on some sleep, had a late lunch and then an onsen. For dinner we jumped on the local bus and headed to Okonomiake Senja – a sensational restaurant run by a husband and wife team. Around the [...]

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Furano Day 5

We booked a snow mobiling trip for today.  Ni, our local publican come snow mobile guide picked us up from htoel Furanui at 8am in his minivan.  We dropped past another hotel and picked up 4 lads from Newcastle who were joining the tour. We made our way to Kamui and did a stint of [...]

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Furano Day 4

Today was one of the best filming days so far.  We managed to get a whole lot of quality helmet cam and stick cam footage which we will be uploading to the site shortly. We found some great drop offs and small kickers on the side of some runs in the Furano zone. Late in [...]

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Furano Day 3

Today was pretty chilled. We had to get some supplies from Furano town down the hill, so caught a taxi in. After wandering around town for a bit, we stopped for lunch in a nice little cafe. A full lunch including miso and side dishes and coffee for 2 was less than $17 – bargain. [...]

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Our first day on the mountain

G’day snow fans, well we finally arrived in Furano yesterday afternoon after 3 days with next to no sleep.  There was a small hiccup the night before our flights, and we received a text message from our airline at 1:00am stating that our 7:40am flight to the Gold Coast was cancelled.  We had to call the [...]

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Furano update

We’re getting very close to our departure date for this years trip to Furano.  This week has been a whirlwind of activity including finalising and paying for our internal flights from Tokyo to Sapporo, exchanging some AUS$ for Yen, filming some more footage for the DVD and website, organising and creating an inventory for all [...]

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King of the Mountain

Each day we shoot footage of snowboarders in action at Furano we will be awarding a King of the mountain award.  Winners will be judged on personailty, flair and skill in execution of snowboarding tricks.  Winners will have their photo taken with the coveted King of the Mountain crown, and their name and picture added to our [...]

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