The Dream Session returns to Hakuba Norikura for the third year on March 18th -20th. Here’s our gallery of some of the best moments from the last two years.

Presented by Goro Komastu with the Live Naturally crew, this event is all about fun. With a deep snowpack this year and good weather forecast, here’s a visual taste of the creative transition fun you can expect at the event. If this looks like your dream idea of spring riding, full event info is on our Facebook page here.

Binding-less riding has always been well represented at the Dream Session, and this year Monday March 20th is ‘freefoot jam’ day – no bindings!

Atsushi Gomyo, the yuki-ita master.

Brush or board, choose your tool to create. Masashi Nishina making his turns on the canvas.

As you can see, Hakuba Norikura gets a lot of snow. Yes, that’s a lift tower! (left) Shredding and shaping.. sometimes at the same time. There’s always a lot going on (right):

Capita rider and all round nice guy, Noboru ‘Porno’ Konno, shows how to tweak a cross-boned indy while Tailgate Alaska champ Yoko Nakamura films on her phone for her “Yoko-tube” webisodes at the 2015 event:Capita rider and all round nice guy, Noboru 'Porno' Konno, shows how to tweak a cross-boned indy.

No bindings, no problem for Go Biyajima, taking the snowskate 50-50 line all the way (from left to right):

“Get high, not high score” – Goro Komatsu.

Keita Yamazaki floating up for a dreamy backside air.

Keita Yamazaki floating up for a dreamy backside air:

Earn your turns. Avalanche risk; zero. Stoke forecast; high:Earn your turns. Avalanche risk: zero. Stoke forecast: high.

The Dream Session is a family friendly event for the next generations of sideways sliders.