Thursday, February 24, 2011

MTV Japan Jam - driven by BDL

A picture says a thousand words so please forgive the lack of commentary! Hilton Niseko Village and MTV Japan hosted a snowboarding competition just above the lodge today. Clayton designed the jump and fought for it's two top features, the sled tow-in and the gap. Health and Safety may have been at work somewhere as the gap ended up looking a bit smaller than the 14m on the designs but it was still big enough for a double back flip, which won the competition. The sleds were driven by BDL's very own Clayton and J-Roc.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Is that really the date??

Phew, it's been a busy few weeks here at BDL! TGR, Level 1 and Ride have been hanging out at the lodge and taking advantage of the BDL crew's extensive knowledge of all things snow in Hokkaido. Currently the Giro team are checking out Niseko's hidden spots and Field Productions are arriving in a few days. To add to the excitement BDL has been involved in designing the MTV Japan Jam jump. While not getting complete artistic freedom the sled tow-in and gap should make for an exciting event.

The weather has been hotting up and the snow seems to be taking a winter vacation but there are still stashes to be found and people are coming back to the lodge with happy faces, often with skins/snowshoes in hand. As always you can check out our Facebook page for the latest on what is happening in and around the lodge as well as some great shots/movies from people getting the BDL experience, pro or otherwise.!/pages/Black-Diamond-Lodge-Tours-Niseko-Japan/316089685143

Saturday, February 5, 2011

BDL Backcountry Freestyle Power Camp

The most comprehensive backcountry freestyle powder camp ever. Covers every aspect of freestyle skiing and snowboarding (rails, jumps, backcountry jumps, natural features). Trip package includes the following:

Welcome dinner

8 nights shared accommodation at BDL (max 4 per room, breakfast included)
4 days fully guided backcountry touring and backcountry freestyle coaching
- Unique and exclusive locations
- At least 1 of each professional ski and snowboard coach
- Avalanche awareness intro seminar with beacon search practice
- Max 6:1 guest to guide ratio
- Building backcountry skills and awareness
- Making backcountry jumps safely
- Hit pre-built backcountry booters and naturally shaped features
- 1 day will be lift accessed (pass included)
- Video analysis and apres ski video viewing session

3 days resort park riding (lift passes included)
- Hanazono
- Rusutsu
- Sapporo Kokusai

All transport included

Cost is 110,000Y per person
Twin room supplement 10,000Y
At least six people required for trip to run
Backcountry gear available to rent

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Facebook page up and running

The BD Lodge / BD Tours Facebook page is now in full operation with daily updates on what's happening in and around the lodge and all of the best powder spots in Hokkaido. Although this blog will still be updated periodically you should check the Facebook page for gate info, photos, videos and anything else Black Diamond.!/pages/Black-Diamond-Lodge-Tours-Niseko-Japan/316089685143