JP 2017 Jan Ski Hakuba

Skied in Hakuba for 5th time.  We were lucky that prior to our arrival in mid-Jan heavy snow has been falling for few days, such that all slopes were opened.

D0 – Entering the snow country from Nagano

as usual, took Shinkansen to arrive at Nagano and change to express bus to Hakuba Happo.

D1 – Hakuba Goryu+Hakuba47

Heavy snow was falling while the gondola was operating on and off intermittently. Fresh pow was everywhere !! The top lifts for both were closed due to strong wind and poor visibility, thus we were confined to ski in Goryu.

D2-4 in Hakuba Happo-one

Skied in Happo-One for the rest of our trip. We had a rare sunny day on D3 with all clouds and mists dispersed in the morning. Went to the mt top @1850m to take great shots of the 3 summits of Shirouma-dake – the featured image. 1st time in deep blue sky !!

Time in Tokyo and in Hakuba Happo

as usual, we met up with local friends in Tokyo for reunion. Enjoyed in cosy izakayas in Happo. Returned to Tokyo and visited museum in Ueno Park.




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