Hakuba rode quite the weather roller-coaster today. A sudden snowstorm plowed through what had once been a clear and warm spring day. The sudden 4 degree drop in temps and onslaught of snowflakes stopped as suddenly as it started. Winter’s dying hiccup, perhaps? I hit the slopes at Hakuba 47 to enjoy the new… Read more »
I have to rank today’s endless powder-smashing as one of my best days on the mountain ever! A beautiful sunny day, fresh pow as far as the eye could see, and great friends to enjoy it with. We rode from the first lift until our powder legs simply gave out beneath us. I felt like… Read more »
There hadn’t been much snowfall the last few nights here at the lodge, so I was caught off guard when Keigo and Junko called and reported bottomless powder and blue skies at Cortina. Craig and I didn’t hesitate. We were out the door in a flash, arms full of gear and still chomping down breakfast. … Read more »
I ventured out with my camera the other day to see what captured my imagination. The winner was this lovely pond at the base of Wadano, the dock still covered in new snow. It was so pristine and calm that it almost made me want to jump in… almost.
Just a few quirky moments from this week on the mountain…