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Nicolas Müller and Kevin Pearce join Eero Ettala in Japan for powder like none other.

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“This was the first time I have filmed in Japan. And it snowed almost everyday! Once again the crew was amazing, Nicolas Muller and Kevin Pearce made it so much fun. Those guys kill it. And all of our riding styles are so different. Nicolas really knows how to take advantage of that Japanese terrain. He is the powder master!

We filmed powder lines in Asahidake for a few days and then I had to go back to Sapporo and compete in the Toyota big air. During my stay in Sapporo it snowed like 1 meter in Asahidake, so went back there after I won the big air.

It was one of the coolest trips I have been on. The only minus point on the trip was the gnarly hiking, but I guess I should just look at it as a free gym pass.”
– Eero Ettala

Click HERE to see more behind-the-scenes footage from Eero’s trip to Japan.

Over the winter of 2008/09, snowboard superstar Eero Ettala – arguably one of the world’s top freestyle snowboarders – broke with tradition and canceled plans for his usual video part, and instead opted to film his very own TV series. Follow Eero as he travels the globe and meets up with Eiki Helgason, Kevin Pearce, Torstein Horgmo, Danny Kass, and others. “Tracking Eero” is the snowboarding documentary series that follows Eero’s season with the Japan episode premiering on FUEL TV Sunday, 1/3/2010, at 8:30pm ET/PT.