When the Warren Miller team were out here a couple of years ago I had the pleasure to be able to head out on the mountain with them for the filming of one of their annual movies. It was the first time I had been out on a high profile ski movie set and it was fascinating to watch 2 of the best skiers alive, Jonny Mosely and Takehiro Sakamoto pushing it in the Hakuba backcountry. The conditions were perfect for them with a good dump when they arrived then clearing up with blue skies. The footage above is Johnny blasting through the trees. When the director was giving the instructions on where to go I imagined he was going to land on the pillows but he went bigger and cleared them and stomped it. Both the guys fought it out at the 98 Nagano Winter Olympics with the American taking Gold and taking the sport to new levels.