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Bibby’s Backcountry Banter

While visiting Whitecap I was lucky enough to be guided by the operation’s head honcho, Lars Andrews. Lars grew up in these mountains and has skied almost all the lines in this area that one can rationally conceive.

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We don’t discriminate 🥋 #whitecapinternational #japan #coolboarders #splitboarding #joinus
There’s a reason we’re almost full for winter. But we still have few spots left Dec 15-18. So get on it! 📷 @juliankenchenten || #whitecapalpine #backcountry #skiing #lodgelife

Weather Conditions

When you come to the lodge it’s important to be prepared for all conditions.

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Road Trip: Japan

The plan: a two-week road trip though the Northern Japanese Alps and outlying regions to search out the best snow, peaceful onsens and life-changing food.

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“Pre-charge all electronic devices at home, and put in power save mode... tablets, cameras etc.. Amazingly, electrical outlets are available via a charging station in the main lodge, but only while the generator is running.”

Little bit of backcountry banter from @realjoshbibby. Check the link in profile for his recap from last winter 📷 @eye_b_long || #whitecapalpine #skiing #backcountry #banter
Ohhh the characters you meet when traveling to ski. This local was particularly tight lipped about Hakuba’s shred stashes- but our guides had no problem finding the pow 🙊 #whitecapinternational #japan #hakuba #japow #dontpetthelocals


Always pack your hut slippers. After a long day of skiing powder it’s a quick way to warm up your feet.

Joe Schwartz, Whitecap Guide