Snow White: Watch Haunting Japow in Monochrome

Germany-based KORUA Shapes makes some pretty uniquely shaped snowboards and splitboards. It also just made a gorgeous ski film.

Set in the mountains of Hokkaido, Japan, “Sunokeru” follows four snowboarders as they take on some of Japan’s sweetest powder. The film was created by a crew of just three filmmakers and four riders and focuses on a very simple concept: the beauty of ripping powder in a winter wonderland.

The film is entirely in black and white, though it’s anything but dull. There’s awesome close-ups, slow-motion powder flying, artful stunts, and sped-up footage of rapid-style turns. And the monochrome makes Hokkaido’s landscape look even more awesome.

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Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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