In recent years, there has been growing interest in backcountry skiing. Many people mistakenly assume that this means just skiing away from the regular slopes and enjoying fresh snow. But backcountry skiing actually requires deep knowledge of winter conditions in the mountains, such as the possibility of avalanches and what action to take when you encounter sudden changes in the weather.
In this episode of Journeys in Japan, Cveto Podlogar explains how to prepare to go out skiing in the backcountry, practicing on the slopes of a ski resort before setting off. As he leads the way on this trip, he demonstrates the deep enjoyment of backcountry skiing.