Leaving Whistler on Jan. 24, the night before the storm of the season came through, was a tough call. But when I arrived in Myoko Kogen the next day with Michelle Parker—shooting her Red Bull web series, "Originate"—along with Mark Abma and Steve Reska, it was clear I wouldn’t be missing the storm after all. Located in the Niigata province, Myoko Kogen is home to eight resorts, including a number of decommissioned lifts and abandoned resorts, and after a brief dry spell, it was snowing there again.

Since our arrival, more than 100 inches have accumulated—and the forecast shows no end in sight.

—Eric Berger

PHOTO: Eric Berger

Skier: Michelle Parker. PHOTO: Eric Berger

Skier: Michelle Parker. PHOTO: Eric Berger

Skier: Mark Abma. PHOTO: Eric Berger

PHOTO: Eric Berger

Skier: Michelle Parker. PHOTO: Eric Berger

PHOTO: Eric Berger

Skier: Steve Reska. PHOTO: Eric Berger

Skier: Michelle Parker. PHOTO: Eric Berger

Skier: Mark Abma. PHOTO: Eric Berger