The Freeride World Tour 5-star event in Hakuba had to be cancelled last week... due to too much snow! Holding any kind of ski or snowboard competition is putting yourself at the mercy of the weather, and a freeride competition doubly so.
Mark Rainery recently put out his REcut part, stacked with a big serving of Japanese powder. We caught up with the Alaskan rider to hear about what took him to Hakuba last winter, where he connected with Shin Biyajima (who was in The Fourth Phase), and his brother, 241 rider Go Biyajima, on his path to good lines.
Mark Rainery's 'REcut' edit features a healthy serving of deep Japanese powder. The first two minutes of his travels from the Middle Path Project's Floating Pyramids movie show the fruits of connecting with local riders in Hakuba.