Travis Rice Rides an Epic Ridge in Japan

Roam Moment – This never-ending spine line just keeps on giving. Roam founding contributor Travis Rice finds his way through the “snowiest place on Earth,” the Japanese Alps. World renowned for their otherworldly features and deep snowpack, these mountains are worth the pilgrimage. Though it’s only 60 seconds on the screen, this incredible line took weeks to find. “Patience, persistence, and a whole lot of mountain wanderings,” says Travis. “Oh, and following locals doesn’t hurt…”

GoPro shot by Travis Rice with HANAH


Snowboarder and shooter

Travis Rice

Legendary big-mountain snowboarder Travis Rice is a founding contributor to Roam. He lives in Jackson, Wyoming. In the fall of 2017, Travis and big-wave surfer Ian Walsh sailed from Tahiti to Hawaii via the Line Islands. As they searched for surf, they also took water samples for Adventure Scientists’ global microplastics study. Watch their adventure in the Roam Original, Lines to Hawaii.