Epic New Niseko Short by Acclaimed Filmmaker & Skier Eric Pollard Released

Influential pro skier Eric Pollard has crafted a visual masterpiece that celebrates Niseko’s legendary powder snow, vibrant culture and showcases the global spirit of skiing and snowboarding.

The captivating short film A Place Called Niseko brings together skiers and snowboarders from around the world, showcasing a united passion for winter sports in the breathtaking landscapes of Niseko.

Pollard has been visiting Niseko for almost two decades and his films are highly regarded in the industry, with one most recently winning Powder Magazine’s Ski Film of the Year in 2019.

In A Place Called Niseko, viewers are not only treated to thrilling winter sports action but also a glimpse into the heart of Niseko’s vibrant culture.

From the moment A Place Called Niseko begins, you’ll find yourself immersed in the traditions and customs that make Niseko unique – from the tranquil beauty of local shrines to the artistry of traditional tea ceremonies, the film captures the essence of Japanese culture.

A Place Called Niseko also captures the skill and artistry of a diverse group of athletes from around the world.

Leading the way is local pro-snowboarder Wakana Hama, a gold medalist at Freeride World Tour events, who shares the spotlight with global luminaries such as Lena Stoffel from Germany and Lisa Filzmoser from Austria.

These athletes effortlessly conquer Niseko’s pristine slopes, immersing themselves in the untouched natural beauty of the region.

A Place Called Niseko is a testament to the universal appeal of Niseko as a global hub for winter sports and adventure.

About Eric Pollard

Eric Pollard, a pro skier, artist, and filmmaker hailing from Oregon, has left an enduring legacy in the world of freestyle skiing. With a career spanning over two decades, Pollard’s innovations in ski design have revolutionised the sport. He co-founded Nimbus Independent, a renowned film crew dedicated to producing high-quality ski films that have received constant praise throughout the industry. His 2019 production, “Drawn From Here,” received accolades as Powder Magazine’s Ski Film of the Year.

A Connection to Niseko

Eric Pollard’s affinity for Niseko dates back nearly two decades. He has frequented the area and resort, exploring its pristine backcountry terrain and witnessing its remarkable growth. Pollard’s appreciation for Niseko’s unique character and world-class skiing experiences makes him the perfect ambassador for the region.

“Niseko has been a big influence on me, and I have found inspiration in so many places there. I’ve been visiting Niseko for many years and making films about those experiences, which have informed my product design as well as my art. Every time I come back to Niseko, there’s something new to check out or something worth revisiting.” – Eric Pollard