Skier, but sometimes snowboarding and telemark skiing as well.
Hokkaido Explorer Ski Safari - not because I grew up in Hokkaido, but because you can experience the deepest powder snow of your life!
Skiing in Asahidake with a local professional backcountry guide. I lived just one hour away from Asahidake at the time but never thought there was a powder heaven within such a short distance.
Started skiing properly when I joined a ski race club in secondary school (very late for local Sapporo kids). I was a part-time ski instructor for five winters in New Zealand and more than 15 winters in Japan. I still join a ski race at least once a year!
I am a British qualified teacher having taught in New Zealand for four years, however, I have not done any teaching in Japan as I am not a Japanese qualified teacher! I am also a Canadian qualified mountain bike instructor. What should I go for next?
Use an experienced local guide if you would like to experience the best powder day of your life. The guide does not only ensure your safety in a backcountry environment but will also take you to the best powder pitch.