Episode 3 of Travis Rice's highly anticipated film The Fourth Phase takes us to Hakuba, Japan.

Travis Rice and co hit the Hakuba backcountry in the latest release from The Fourth Phase –  a film inspired by the iconic American snowboarder’s desire to follow the hydrological cycle around the north Pacific.

The Japan footage is nothing short of incredible, and features the deep dry pow, pillows and steeps that Hakuba has built its reputation on. It’s also a good indication of why Hakuba has recently been added to the Freeride World Qualifier schedule. As Rice puts it, “they have everything for any snowboarder’s dream”.

… they have everything for any snowboarder’s dream

In the film, Rice is joined by “several of snowboarding’s most innovative riders”, including Mark Landvik, Eric Jackson, Bryan Iguchi, Pat Moore, Mikkel Bang, Jeremy Jones, Victor de Le Rue and Ben Ferguson. Watch the trailer here.