Telemark skiing in Nozawa Onsen
Freeing the heel in one of Japan's most adored ski resorts.
In this clip, Nozawa Onsen local Takemitsu san takes us on a tour of his backyard – a resort that is known for its stunning terrain and large amounts of light, dry snow. He is one of the resort’s top telemark skiers, and visitors will often find him tuning skis or dishing out advice at the rental shop at the base of the Nagasaka Gondola.
Takemitsu san is a through and through Nozawa local, and while this video is in Japanese only, the sensational footage needs no translation. This is the real deal.