Managed to get in the first snowboard of the season. And perfect conditions for it too.
Lots of fresh powder snow.
Went to Naeba and Kagura ski resort.
Highly recommend Kagura. Loved it out there. Lots of nice green runs. Probably one of my favourite resorts on Honshu.
Snowboarding with a view:
View of Lake Tashiro:
Lots of nice wide runs for beginners like me: Perfect. And a bluebird day too.
Look! It’s snowing!
The next day, it dumped powder snow all day. Visibility not as good as the previous day though.
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted.
Lots of bad luck recently, including a sprained ankle whilst going on a short but steep hike over the weekend.
Ankle has pretty much recovered in record time.
Clear winter’s day and caught my first snowfall for the season.
Steep hike, but the views over Lake Haruna and the mountain valley below were well worth it. Enjoyed the onsen by the lake afterwards as well.
This is not the mountain we hiked:
More photos of the mountain not hiked:
View from the mountaintop of the mountain we did hike:
I’m hoping this gif works!
Despite the sunshine and blue skies, the weather was absolutely freezing. I had two layers of pants, and about 4 top layers including a snowboarding jacket.
Back on ground level:
The little knob of a mountain towards the left of this photo (not the big main dominating mountain), is the actual mountain we hiked:
Lakeside by Lake Haruna:
We stayed for the evening light illumination festival:
Check out the lights: