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No Snow in Summer Part 6
14th August 2011

This is the view from the top of the Hakuba Olympi Ski Jump in the middle of summer. The guys are out there training on this thing right now, landing on a plastic grass matting type surface that... More…

No Snow in Summer Part 5
13th August 2011

Today is the start of the Obon Summer holiday in Japan and Hakuba is packed. The holiday is for when your dead ancesters come back to say "Hi" to those still living and all Japanese are supposed to... More…

Powder Riding Tips 1
12th August 2011

Usually you would have to be right on your game to find yourself at the top of a run like the one shown on yesterdays blog but in Japan at one of the "Hakuba Secret Ski Areas" also mentioned in the... More…

Hakuba Moments
11th August 2011

How often have you stood at the top of a slope like this and looked down at completely virgin powder snow? I can tell you that this day the snow was bottomless, meaning that your ski's or snowboard... More…

No Snow in Summer Part 4
10th August 2011

It's hot today...HOT! We are sitting in the lounge with the fan on and no-one wants to move....it's one of those days when you wish it was winter and dumping outside.....you can always put more... More…

Types of Hakuba Accommodation
9th August 2011

Hakuba has been a ski resort since the early parts of the twentieth century and catered to a predominantly Japanese skiing clientele so things are a bit different to your average western style ski... More…

No Snow in Summer Part 3
8th August 2011

Sunshine in Hakuba!!!! Well it's already midday and no sign yet of the rain that has fallen virtually every day since the start of June. It's time to get outdoors! Probably the best Summer activity... More…

Hakuba Moments
7th August 2011

We put a pic up on July 11th of my car sitting in the driveway at Snowbeds B&B. Here is another pic taken the same day after we dug the car out. I have done seasons in France, Austria, Canada,... More…

Hakuba's Secret Ski Areas; Norikura
5th August 2011

Located a short drive north of Tsugaike and adjacent to the Cortina ski area Norikura would be the least patronised of all the ski areas in Hakuba. It's so quiet here that quite often it appears... More…

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