LEWIS HAMILTON has been on cloud 9 since successful a report fourth F1 world title final yr.
And the British speedster has spent his winter break flying by way of the air as these images reveal.
Final week, Hamilton headed to Japanese mountains the place he confirmed off his spectacular snowboarding expertise.
The 33-year-old spent the time below the watchful eye of world-class riders Kevin Backstrom, Tor Lundstrom and Halldor Helgason.
Mercedes permit their championship-winning driver to undertake adrenaline sports activities in his down time.
Hamilton mentioned: “It was so good to have the ability to go on a visit like this at begin of 2018.
“It was so fulfilling to hang around with some unimaginable athletes and push my expertise on a board – the proper preparation for the F1 season forward.”
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Lundstrom added: “It was a great trip to be part of and Lewis’s riding was impressive.
“Monster Energy always come up with cool projects and being able to ride with athletes from completely different disciplines was so much fun.
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“I hope get to ride together again.”
Hamilton ended his self-imposed social media ban on Tuesday with posts of how he spent time away from the F1 circuit.