Turns out Japan’s worst snow season in decades can still produce some epic conditions, such was the case for the SnowboardProCamp crew on their recent trip to Niseko.

In their own words: “In this snowboard video we’re snowboarding in Niseko, Japan in possibly the worst winter season in decades. When we first arrived in Japan the weather forecast was only calling for traces of snow. Luckily on our first day of snowboarding we woke up to over forty centimetres of fresh powder.”

“So far this has been our best snowboard trip to Japan and we’re feeling super thankful for the snow.”

Lesson learned! Never write off Niseko.