Shannon Skouras And Andy Mahre Explore Japan’s Finest Powder
Seattle, WA: The land of the rising sun, but most notably becoming the land of endless snowfall – this is Japan. I’m sure many of you have had a destination pin on this island for sometime – tracking its storms and following along on your social media feeds and patiently awaiting for your time to travel. Well, here’s another blast of powder shots for you to drool over.
Shannon Skouras traveled to Japan last winter to photograph Andy Mahre, Karl Fostvedt and Anna Segal with Hemlock Creative in some of Japan’s most powderfilled zones and the imagery is guaranteed to have you itching for a ski trip to Japan. So crank the AC and scroll through these photos as Shannon tells of her adventures while shooting for Tamashii, Hemlock Creative’s social documentary.
– Photos and words by Shannon Skouras –skiing in Hakuba, Japan was truly memorable. Fresh snow and bluebird skies made for an epic tour up Happo-One. Huge mountains with spines and shoots reminiscent of Alaska surrounded us as we made our way up the ridge toward the zone that we wanted to hit. Here, Andy Mahre shreds one of the epic lines of the day… and enjoys every minute." class="wp-image-31070 size-full post-image" src="http://culture.evo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Hakuba3.jpg" alt="Hakuba3" width="587" height="391" srcset="http://culture.evo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Hakuba3-300x200.jpg 300w, http://culture.evo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Hakuba3-150x100.jpg 150w, http://culture.evo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Hakuba3.jpg 587w" sizes="(max-width: 587px) 100vw, 587px" />
Now, as you scrape your jaw off the floor and clean up the drool, go learn how you too can make your way to skiing in Japan with evoTrip. And for those wanting more stoke from Andy, Shannon and the rest of the Tamashii crew be sure to check out the trailer below and ways to support the creation of the project through their Kickstarter campaign.