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.

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)…

Richie Johnston getting blue bird fresh lines at Myoko Akakura

Japan Road Trip

Taking a trip to snowboard again at the old haunts from my Snow-search Japan writing days has been well-etched in my mind for the past few years. At the end of my rather compressed season in Hokkaido, Japan this year I managed to squeeze in a week-long road trip in Honshu, revisiting the resorts of[…]

Evening lights in Niseko from Kutchan town - by Keith Stubbs

Another Japan Stint!

Time is becoming a much more valuable commodity in my life these days. It was very hard to drag myself away from New Zealand this year, especially with 360qw going so well and the sun in Wanaka shining so strong. None-the-less I’m back in Niseko, Japan, working on the ground with the 360niseko boys (it’s[…]