Unsponsored videos have come a long way in recent years, but it still never ceases to amaze what people can do off their own back.

Norwegian Krister Kopala and friends swap Tromso, Norway for Hokkaido in this Japanuary trip to the powder mecca, snatching roadside kicker sessions at hotly patrolled spots outside Niseko and eating up as many soft landings and pillow piledrivers as possible.

Watch out for the full video dropping later this month...