Japan is straight getting hammered by snow storms this winter so needing footy for the new Nike movie Austin Smith, Danny Kass, and E-Jack bolted for the goods. “This was our first day in Niseko,” says photographer Andy Wright. “We had gone to the resort and tried to ride but high winds closed down the lifts so we went for a hike in the woods. I was holding up the rear and came up on Austin resting after breaking trail. We ended up finding a small natural pillow jump over a tree branch before calling an end to our first day of riding.” PHOTO: ANDY WRIGHT