Australian snow devotee, Aurora Braid, put this video edit together of travel packing essentials for anyone considering spending a season skiing or snowboarding in Japan.

It takes more than a pair of goggles and a toothbrush to take on the deep blower powder of Japan and survive. We think Braid nailed her tips in this video.

What do you think? Did she get everything covered?

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Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.


  1. ….No mention of a Recco locator/avalanche beacon, thought that was mandatory for skiing all that powder in Japan……….


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