Japan’s Kita Alps are huge and pow-filled. Mikey Basich and Shin Biyajima lead the Flow team of Scotty Lago, Tim Humphreys, Scot Brown, and Atsushi Ishikawa on a freeriding and heli-boarding mission.

Find out why heli-ing in Japan is just starting to change after 50 years and why riding the trees and out-of-bounds still isn’t totally accepted by the culture in the Learning To Fly In Hakuba feature from the October issue. Or get the full issue for your iPad here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/transworld-snowboarding/id395403589?mt=8