It will be three years ago in February I visited Japan for the first time. I was writing for the World Snowboard Guide, updating their Japan section by writing reviews on the Hokkaido ski resorts.

A few months after this trip, Steve Dowle from WSG Media asked me if I was interested in heading up a new guide book focusing exclusively on the land of the rising sun. Who could say no to that I ask? And thus, the Snow-search Japan concept was born.

Almost three years later and the book is finally hitting the shelves and available for purchase online.

A few sample pages from the finished product

My role as Coordinating Author was diverse as much as it was challenging. The trickiest aspect was managing contributions from a team of writers in a timely manner. Approximately 50% of the written content of the book is by my own fair hand, along with 10 or so images.

It was a great experience for me professionally and I am looking forward to seeing how the reviews stack up.