This January TRUCK's co-founder and photographer extraordinaire, Jay Beyer, ventured to the snowy islands of Japan to ski the deep, cold smoke forests of Honshu.

Carston Oliver doing his best to miss the beech trees on Honshu.
Matsumoto Castle built in the late 16th century is located in Nagano.


Snow monkeys, the Japanese Macaques, at Snow Monkey Park.  Long ago the monkeys observed humans in this hot spring and eventually started going in and then took over!


Eric Balken with his prized backcountry snacks which are always unique in the Japanese backcountry. 

 Eric Balken ripping skins on a rare sunrise in January. 
The traditional Japanese meal is diverse in flavors and so beautiful you feel guilty eating it (not really:)
The TRUCK charcuterie board in the Japanese backcountry.

The look of dreams coming true in Japan! Carston Oliver going deep. 


 The perfect glove kit for your next trip to Japan: