Randy Poehlman is a teacher and an adventure travel writer and photographer. He is a Canadian national who has spent nearly a decade living and working in the Kansai region of Japan. He is frequently traveling, running marathons and trails, climbing, hiking, diving, golfing, skiing, kayaking and camping.
Nagano and Hokkaido are Japan's two "powder kingdoms." Both destinations are full of unique backcountry terrain that will challenge you at every level of your skiing, split boarding or snowboarding abilities.
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