Monday, April 30, 2012

Cover boy

If you get a chance check out this current issue of Outdoor Japan Magazine. I got the cover photo featuring my friend Mukai-san. To read the article inside click here------->  on page 37.  Thanks again to Gardner at OJ for the cover and the story inside as it outlines the NHK World Documentary about our life here in Japan. Really stoked on this and all the positive feedback we have been getting on the Documentary. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Deep Turns: NHK Documentary

It's finally here: My life will be exposed April 27th on NHK Worldwide Network and on in a Documentary series. The following took place during the months of January and February of 2012.  Special thanks to my Family and really everyone involved in this project. It will be a fun thing to show the grandkids some day.  Have a look below at the times and Schedule as it will be airing in Japan on the 27th of April but, will really be on the 26th if you live in the United States. Enjoy!


The earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, caused tremendous damage across a wide area of eastern Japan. The nuclear power plant meltdown made the situation even worse. People around the world were horrified by the aftermath but also inspired by the survivors’ quiet courage.
The “FORWARD” documentary series, demonstrates the determination to recover from the devastation. “DEEP TURNS” was produced by Cipher Communications, SET Japan and Outdoor Japan Media. For program schedule and live streaming, please visit the JIBTV and NHK WORLD Web sites.

Deep Turns:

Soon after Paul Vanderheiden moved to Misawa, he was drawn to the Hakkoda Mountains. He

formed close ties with residents, who shared his love for snowboarding on backcountry powder.

Vanderheiden started a tour to help others safely enjoy the backcountry. However, the events of

March 11th of last year changed the lives of everyone in the Tohoku region. Paul’s connection to the

mountains and his family’s bonds with the people led them to stay in Tohoku and move forward there.

On Air Date: April 27 (Friday)
On Air Time (JST): 1:30 a.m., 5:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

株)日本国際放送様の東日本大震災復興支援番組『Forward』シリーズで、弊社制作の『Deep Turns』が4月27日にOAされます。

雪深い青森県八甲田山で、スノーボード・ガイドを務めるPaul Vanderheidenというひとりのアメリカ人を追いかけた本格ドキュメンタリーです。


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hakkoda Calling

Here is the latest from March 2012 in the Hakkoda Mountains. Featuring descents from Mt. Takadaodake and Mt. Maedake and many face shots in between.  Take 5 minutes out of your day, watch and dream of days like these.
Riders: Meghan, Mukai, Josh and Paul

Monday, April 2, 2012

March Powder

Last week, weather went from rain to snow and then the sun came out with lots of wind. Gotta love March Powder days. Mukai-san and I had another great day in the BC together. No customers, no tours, just going for it all day.  I took some gopro footage from the day, but it will be awhile before I have time to edit...for now enjoy some instagram pics.