Snowbeds Blog

The Best Days Skiing of my Life!
3rd February 2012

It's about time....I have been saying to people for over twelve seasons in Hakuba now that if I had a dollar for every time I have been told "I just had the best days skiing/boarding of my life"... More…

Skiing Japan!!!
2nd February 2012

One more day logged on the hill this morning...first tracks...only locals waiting for first chair at Hakuba 47...guess all the tourists are at Cortina...hope they're having as good a time as we... More…

Hakuba Blizzard
1st February 2012

Apologies to my loyal readers for a lack of blogs lately...but it's been SNOWING!!! Having to dig out the carpark of my Hakuba accommodation daily as well as the driveway of Snowbeds Chalet just so... More…

The Lighto-meter
27th January 2012

Outside the window of my Hakuba accommodation sits the lighto-meter. It is a round light that this morning was reading about 50 centimetres of fresh snow fallen last night. It is about time... More…

HOME!
25th January 2012

Sprawled out on the couch in my Hakuba accommodation cozy warm with the fire crackling away in the corner and there's no-one here but me because we had a foot of fresh snow last night!! If you... More…

Snow is Coming to Hakuba!
23rd January 2012

After a couple of warmer than we'd like them days the forcast is for a solid week of snow and temperatures down below minus 10 celcius. It's time to get the shovel out again to groom the carpark of... More…

Hakuba Accommodation in Goryu
22nd January 2012

My intrepid arubaito (part time worker) Flynn went out in Goryu last night. It's a nice little town a few kilometres out of Hakuba, there's a couple of bars and restaurants and not much else. It's... More…

Japan Ski Conditions
20th January 2012

It's always good to hear what an outsider thinks...someone who is seeing your home for the first time brings fresh ideas and perspective. Sometimes there are negatives you didnt realise and you get... More…

Ski Japan Plus
19th January 2012

If you've always wanted to go to Japan to experience the culture, temples, castles, geisha, cuisine etc winter is the best time to go. Why you ask?? Two reasons; in summer all the tourist spots in... More…

Bluebird Hakuba
18th January 2012

Looked out the window of my Hakuba accommodation this morning and saw a rare sight, not a cloud in the sky. We only really get a few days a season that have absolutely no clouds so days like these... More…

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