Photo of James Winfield Ski Pro in Niseko, Japan and Portillo, Chile

Niseko. If your friends haven’t been torturing you all season with shots of them skiing bottomless pow in Japan, then Vail Resorts can pick up the job as they have officially made Niseko, Japan EPIC! If this isn’t the icing on the cake to add to the top resorts you were already skiing in North America and Europe with the pass, then I don’t know what is. I’m just wondering if maybe now they can offer discounted snorkels with the Epic Pass for those who will be taking advantage of this great new resort partnership. SNOW Magazine is headed there next week to samples the lightest of the snow varietals. More to come from the land of sushi, sake, and Hello Kitty. Mark your calendar, the Epic Pass will be available for purchase beginning March 10, 2014 through