Car Danchi Christmas gift!!!

Still looking for a stocking stuffer or gift for that snow loving friend? Want to get something unusual and hard to find in North America? Does your friend babble on about Powder lines, Japan, and sleeping in Cars? Then this is the perfect gift! A copy of the latest edition from the “Car Danchi” series!

Car Danchi NO.5 is now on sale in the USA. There is still time to get one before Christmas! Order your copy today from Outdoor-nut

Until now if you wanted a copy of Car Danchi in the USA or Canada you either had to fly to Japan to get one or resort to less than legal mean to procure a hard copy. Well finally we have made things easier and don’t have to feel guilty about hitting that download button! Buy it from the source! The Official Car Danchi store for North America. Car Danchi NO.5 is the only movie on sale right now, but stay tuned as we are looking to add more product soon including previous editions of the movie and more.

Length: 45 minutes and some secret bonus!

Price: $35.00

Sold through the Outdoor-nut in North America

Haruki Takeuchi
Hayato Doi
Hideki Takeda
Hiroshi Fujiwara
Katsushi Matsui
Kazushi Yamauchi
Ken Shibuya
Masanori Takeuchi
Motoki Shimomura
Shinya Nakagawa
Shunsuke Hoshino
Takaharu Nakai
Takaku Tomoki
Takamasa Imai
Yoshinari Uemura
Yuusuke Mino
Yuta Kiyohara
Yuta Kobayashi
Yuu Nishiyama
& Terje

The Music featured in the movie is all produced by Japanese or artists residing in Japan. From straight funk, to more ambient tracks every track is one you will want to include in your library.

Music by: Hiroshi Fujiwara, Higashida Tomohiro, Kuniyuki Takahashi, DJ Sebastien aka Seboo, L.E.D., 9dw, KINGDOM AFROCKS, Pampas Field Ass Kickers

Keep your engines running, we are keeping the dream alive! The ultimate snowboarding lifestyle powder movie is back, after a two-year recharge! In this year 2011 even natural disasters and nuclear meltdowns could not stop this crew of determined dreamers. We drove, found and filmed the best powder spots in Japan, and we want to share it with you. A snowboard movie like no other, showcasing the “Art of the turn” in glorious powder definition, enjoy 50 minutes of winter bliss, and keep on dreaming!

The Car Danchi series is always filmed at the best backcountry and side country locations around Japan. The famous spots like Niseko and Nagano are covered, but we also try to find new and unknown backcountry locations. This season we found some great spots in Niigata while cat boarding, Asahidake and even some great spring riding in Niseko’s Annupuri area.

Locations: Niseko, Furano, Asahidake, Tazawako, Hakuba, HakkodaTomamu


Tomamu Cat Tour info

Check it out the Tomamu Cat Tour featuring Mino Yusuke and me Neil is back for the second year in a row. I will be filming and editing a special DVD for the customers that join the tour, so please come and ride with us! This is a special tour supported by Yonex snowboards and One Films. Hope to see you there!

Book for Tomamu cat tour – one seat left

I will be heading to Tomamu this coming Friday and Saturday with Mino Yuusuke for a Cat Boarding session. I just called and there is only one seat left. If you are in Hokkaido and want to ride some powder with Mino and I please book the last seat. I will be filming the riding both days and editing a special DVD that will be for sale to those who join the trip.

Here are the details in Japanese

『第1回 見野雄祐プロ TOMAMU CAT TOUR presented by YONEX』

当日はニール・ハートマン氏による、動画の撮影を行います。編集DVDの販売もあります。ぜひご参加ください! ⇒詳細はコチラ


☆Presented by YONEX☆

2010年2月11日(金)、2月12日(土) 1泊2日
08:30 トマムリゾートセンター集合、CATツアー内容説明
08:45 現地エリアまで車にて移動
09:00 現地到着、ライディング(3runs予定)
12:00 ランチ(現地エリアにて)
13:00 ライディング(2runs予定)
16:00 現地エリアからトマムリゾートまで車にて移動
16:30 ホテルへ到着
17:00 アフターセッション
18:00 アフターセッション終了
19:00 スペシャルディナー(食事会)
21:00 解散

07:00 各自レストランにて朝食
09:00 冬山解放デスクにて受付後、見野プロとゲレンデでセッション
12:00 ランチ(昼食代はツアー料金に含まれませんので各自ご用意ください。)
15:00 解散 (リフト1日券はツアー料金に含まれます。)

3)年齢20 歳以上。

お一人様 42,000円〜47,250円
食事:夕食1回(ウェルカムパーティー)、朝食1回 ※ドリンク(アルコール類)は別料金となります。

トマム ザ・タワー

・ツアー名(YONEX CATツアー)・お名前・参加人数・ご連絡先をお知らせください。

Tel:0167-58-1111 トマム代表(10:00〜17:00)

Tomamu Cat Tour

I will be joining Mino Yusuke team Yonex and Blueblood riding for a cat tour in Tomamu February 11th! I will be the official video filmer for this tour so might be a good chance to come and ride the powder together at Tomamu! You can check all the official info here on the Tomamu web site!

Full time schedule and details here! Click!

Long Heli flight

Lucky lucky!

When I heard that “Heli-SYS” would be moving their heli back to their base heli port and office in Tomamu on Friday I knew I had to get a seat!  I made a couple of calls and promised a photo trade off in return for a free seat on the 35 minute flight to Tomamu from Jozankei.  What a chance, how often do you get to use a heli like a taxi!

So yesterday at 10 am I got on board with pilot Sekiguchi-san and we took off under blue skys.  I have made the trip to Tomamu by car maybe 50 times in my life and it takes at least 3 hours with a good risk of hitting a deer along the way.  It was an incredible feeling to cruise their in under 40 minutes while witnessing some never before seen views!  Check it out!

Jozankei still with a lot of snow on the ground.

Sapporo Minami-ku.

Final round of the season?

Katsurazawa lake

Yubari dake eastern slope.  Great mountain, rather hard to access… unless you have a heli!

Tomamu resort

After chilling at Tomamu’s tower cafe for a quick hour I was at the train station ready to catch my ride home.  A train back to Sapporo.  Nice, but certainly a few ranks lower on the transportation scale.  It was packed, had to stand in the aisle for most of the way, at least I got a fall color shots!  Damn I wish I had a heli.

Tomamu is cold

Two days in tomamu now shooting for the magazine “Nina’s”!  It has been cold!  Minus 23 yesterday m0rning!  Coldest spot in Japan the news said.  Nice to be in such a cold place, I love it.  The stars have been shining at night and yesterday morning was a perfect blue sky day!  Great for shooting fashion/travel/family photos for Nina’s.

great stars at night

Ishihara from Burton on the boat.

Model Raido already a pro at 4 years old! Excuse the dust on the photo no time to correct yet.

Tomamu looking good for this time of year.  The powder was light and dry!