Posts Tagged: snow

Snow alert!

Snow flurries have been spotted in the Hakuba region. Wax your skis and boards! Hakuba 47 showing some extremely white slopes especially at the top.                       A view of Happo. The system coming though on Thursday may lay enough snow on the upper slopes for… Read more »

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February 23rd – Hakuba Backcountry North faces still good!

A nice touring hike today despite mixed resort conditions. Hiked up the first peak and then dropped into a nice north facing sheltered chute then up the next peak and down through perfectly spaced trees. Conditions were great in the chute as no sun had got in there! Not so good conditions on the 2nd… Read more »

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Feb 10th/11th – Are randomly spaced trees really random?

Or do they exhibit fractally generated spacing by natural iterative processes that the brain is able to compute and predict…Something to ponder when hurtling through them. Have you ever tried skiing through a plantation? Here are some more pics of randomly spaced trees from the Finns. Conditions have been great and another 40cm is coming… Read more »

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Copious amounts of Fire, Sake, and Fun! Nozawa Fire Festival

If you had the Japanese pegged as quiet, polite and conservative, you would be right most of the time… but The Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival proves that when the Japanese let loose, they can out-wild anyone! Combine slippery snow with buckets of sake and an excuse to beat each other sense-less with fire and you… Read more »

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Win the Ski Trip of a Lifetime to Hakuba, Japan!

We are proud to announce that Morino Lodge has teamed up with Evo and Just Fares to give away the trip of a lifetime! You’ve seen the footage of the classic Japanese powder tree skiing right out our back door, you’ve dreamed about the delicious cuisine and nightlife Japan has to offer, you’ve fantasized about… Read more »

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