Video: Mountain Biking an Iconic Ski Hill in Japan

What happens when you send pro mountain biker Brandon Semenuk to Japan to check out one of the country’s most iconic ski hills? Why, he’s going to want to ride it of course. In this video, Semenuk takes to the hills in Hakuba to test his skills on some fast and wild downhill. The results are pretty spectacular, in part because the trail is fantastic, but also because the rider is one of the best in the world. This looks like a lot of fun, but I’m glad I’m not the one riding that trail. I’ll leave it to the professionals and just enjoy the video instead.

Kraig Becker