"Signatures", a backcountry documentary film, showcases the legendary powder snow and deep winter freeride of Niseko, Hokkaido.
Niseko is very popular among skiers from abroad, and the film is extraordinary in terms of its artistic sense and its emphasis on the spiritual connection between humanity and nature. Sweetgrass Production's director Nick Waggoner approached not only riders, but also a snowsurf hand cutter and other people in the community, whose soulful Japanese is accompanied by English subtitles. While immersing yourself in the world of skiing, you might realize that the true spirit of alpine sports lies somewhere beyond the natural world.
For sneak preview of "Signatures":
The movie was awarded as the "Best Cinematography" in 2010 Video Awards & Reader Poll in powdermagazine.
Ski Tour Packages to Japan:
NEW YORK - TOKYO Sports - Hokkaido (NYTSH)
E.S. International Tours: Hokkaido Ski Package
Holidaze Ski Tours: See & Ski Hakuba Japan
JTB Ski Japan Desk
Pinnacle Travel Ltd. – Experience the Pinnacle Difference in Japan:
(Perfect for ski clubs, councils, students, and groups of any and all types)
Ten Thousand Waves Tours: Ten Thousand Waves Ski & Soak Japan Tour 2010
Nippon Express Co.,Ltd.: Hokkaido Rusutsu Ski Tour
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