At Rhythm Japan we are all here for the same reasons: smash pow for breakfast, eat delicious Japanese snacks, smash pow for dinner, recharge & repeat. Niseko is our home and we are lucky to live in such an awesome place! We want you to step into our shoes and experience Niseko the same way we do, so you can see why we all keep coming back season after season. Here’s some top tips from our Main St Store Manager Sean! If you see him in store, be sure say hi!
INTRODUCING SEAN POTTS | RHYTHM MAIN ST – STORE MANAGER
Where are you from?
Favourite ski run or resort and why?
Rusutsu – Epic terrain and heaps of Pow Pow!
What weapon do you ride?
Faction Candide 3.0
What is your Rhythm retail or rental ‘staff pick’ this season? *
The K2 Mindbender ski series
What is your tip to riding deep pow?
Get the right ski for the conditions. Talk to the team at Rhythm for the best advice and technical knowledge in town
What is your best vending machine buy?
Sapporo Classic of course
Describe your best day in Niseko?
Climbing Mt Yotei at midnight to get a sunrise line into the crater
Tell us about your riding outerwear?
Oyuki merino base and mid layers to keep me warm and comfy while a 3 Layer gortex Jacket from Arteryx keeps off the snow and wind. Oyuki Haika mitts to keep the hands toasty, Dalbello Lupo 120 boots, Faction Candide 3.0 with the Atomic Shift binding completes the setup.
In 3 words describe what the snow is like in Niseko?
Deep, Dry and in my face
What is the first thing you do when you arrive in Japan?
Eat Soup curry from Tsubara Tsubara in Izumikyo village
What is your fav Japanese snack food?
Tuna mayo Onigiri
What are you frothing on in Rhythm retail this year?
The new range of Oyuki face masks and Balaclavas look pretty sweet
Best place to eat in town and why?
Soup Curry because you get a heaps of vegetables, good pork and some spice to warm you up on a snowy day
What do you always take riding no matter what?
Spare goggle lense – Seeing is believing
Where do you go on a night out?
I like Bar Moon for a couple games of pool and a few beers but of course Barumba is my second living room.
What’s your tips to living in Niseko?
Get some good apres boots to get around – no one likes wet feet.
What’s your tip to staying warm this winter?
Oyuki merino thermals are warm and comfy against the skin, perfect for skiing or when you’re just out and about in town
What makes you stoked about living in a ski resort?
Whatever is happening in life, skiing and being in the mountains is the ultimate escape for me. having that on my doorstep is priceless.
Tips to keeping your hard goods in pristine condition?
Regular tuning is the number one thing to keep your gear running smoothly
How did you come to work at Rhythm?
I got injured instructing in Niseko and wondered into the shop looking for work I could do with a bum knee. 7 years later here I am!
It sounds cheesy but living in the moment is a powerful thing. The past has gone and the future might never come so live today and make it epic.
What is your go-to Karaoke song?
Gangsters Paradise – Coolio
What’s your favourite part of the job?
Helping people, both staff and customers to discover the joys of skiing the amazing snow here in Japan
What’s new to Rhythm this year?
The new store in Hirafu, Rhythm Base!
Best cheap food in town? And what do you order?
1000 Yen lunch special at REN izakaya