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The Ron Review

“Chief fixer and doer of anything that needs to be done.”

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We haven’t heard much from @larsandrews since he set off to Japan at the start of the month- too busy skiing pow. But he did send through some photos yesterday. They do say that a picture is worth one thousand words. So here is Lars’s 2,000 word update 📷 @mshofo #whitecapinternational #Hakuba #bluebird #powday #japanuary #skiing #trenchtown
Last minute decisions are the best kind. We have 3 more spots on our Jan 28- Feb 5 Japan trip. If you have any doubts, just check the Hakuba snow forecast 🙌🏼 📷 @zoyalynch #whitecapinternational #japow #lastminute #whatdreamsaremadeof #powday #skiing #snowboarding

Weather Conditions

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

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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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“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.”

Pole plant sensei @mattyrichardo Ain't as easy as it looks せんせい Photo: @robinoneill #whitecapalpine #backcountry #skiing #poleplant #sensei
You can't not smile at this one. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo: @michaeloverbeck #whitecapalpine #skiing #skins #smiles #sparkles

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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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