Japan 2017 Photo Recap: A Perfect Six Weeks

The 2017 Northern Hemi winter was my tenth year visiting Japan. With the preceding seven or eight years holding longer stints for me, I was content to shorten this year’s trip to just six weeks; more work for 360nz back home in Wanaka, a tad more summer (when it finally showed up), and plenty of time riding dirt instead of snow.

hokkaido powder sprays snowboarding, keith stubbs

Classic Japow: Why you need to visit before it’s too late

The year was 2007. The first ever iPhone was announced. The 7th book in the Harry Potter series sold 11million copies in its first 24hrs on the shelves. Shaun White was still the man to beat in both snowboard halfpipe and slopestyle. AND… it was my first taste of the incredulously deep and oh-so-light Japanese pow pow! Little did I know this would be the start of long, affectionate relationship with the land of the rising sun.

The Redesign of 360queenstown-wanaka.com

In 2012 I started New Zealand’s first virtual tour centred information website, 360queenstown-wanaka.com, working alongside the already established 360niseko.com. The first version of 360qw had a simple, easy-to-use design and a custom-made back-end platform. It had good content, but was limited in functionality and aesthetics. This has all changed now of course! With our small[…]

Chile Time!

Following on from representing Snowboard Instruction New Zealand at the 2015 Interski event in Ushuaia, Argentina, I was fortunate enough to squeeze in a 10 day snowboarding road trip in Chile. Here’s a short video from the trip, focused mostly around time lapse shooting (opening shots of the sunsets over Santiago are available to license)…

Three New Websites for Niseko Academy

March 2015 saw the end of a five year period working with Niseko Academy as a Snowboard Trainer, Guide and their Communications Manager. Fortunately, my background knowledge and experience of the company and their products has allowed me to stay consulting for the Academy, through our digital media agency 360nz. In July this year we[…]