Street Snowboarding in Grand Hirafu
Today we had a successful street mission gapping to this pillow on top of this pillar in Grand Hirafu. It was a big drop with a landing in the street. Andy Stern and Seth Hill both were there to get some shots. The feature was high profile, right near one of the main walkways in front of Grand Niseko’s Family Lift. People were watching from the hotel balconies right above the feature, and tossed us each an Asahi beer off their deck. The second we finished building the feature, all the ski schools got done for the day and a huge crowd gathered to watch the session go down. Dropping to hoots and hollers Seth sent it into the landing which spit the rider into the middle of the street. They each got straight airs then went for spins off the pillow and got a couple cool shots. Unfortunately Seth took a spill at the end of the session, but not before he got a 360 tapper to drop.