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Hakuba and Salt Lake City
Week 11 – 13. Hakuba and Salt Lake City – The End
A mixed bag of poor to very good skiing. Rain, warm then cold again and more snow. In the US a great last day at Brighton.
Hakuba Powder Lodge, Japan
Nick Kowal is the owner of the Hakuba Powder Lodge. In a short interview I asked Nick a few questions about life in Japan, his dreams, a year after Fukushima and more.
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First resort I have ever skied in Hokkaido and I'm very happy. Beginner and intermediate will find enough runs to be busy for quite some time.
Skiing a day at Rusutsu gives you a pretty good overview but skiing the whole resort will take you a bit longer as it is big and spread over a large area on both sides of the valley. A long…
This review is based on a very brief visit at the resort. Tomamu has a pretty unique way of allowing skiing pretty much where ever you like. If you intend to leave the well groomed runs you have to register…
This review is based on a short visit at the resort. The snowpack was pretty poor and stability even worse with a 50cm layer of sugar under just a few centimeters of fresh. On top the weather was not the…
If you like tree skiing this resort is a MUST GO. It is not very big but it will keep you busy. Many double black diamond runs all over the mountain. This resort is not meant to be a beginner…
Another resort near Hakuba. Cortina is all about powder and tree skiing. Since the 2009/2010 Off piste skiing is allowed in all areas and this is also the reason why it is getting tracked so much faster then it used…
Myoko at a glace Myoko - The land of snow; a real Japanese experience Town to stay if you intend to ski Suginohara, Akakura Kanko, Akakura Onsen, Seki Onsen, Tangram or Madarao
Seki Onsen is one of several resorts at Myoko and is owned and run by a Family Business. The whole family plus 10 other employees take care of running the lifts.
Akakura Kanko together with its neighbouring resort of Akakura Onsen, is one of the larger and more popular areas of Myoko. Akakura Kanko offers a lot more challenging terrain than Akakura Onsen.
Akakura Onsen, together with its neighbouring resort of Akakura Kanko, is one of the larger and more popular areas of Myoko. Akakura Onsen is the more beginner/intermediate/family friendly resort.
Suginohara is part of the Myoko Big 4 which you can get on the same day pass if you ask for it. The lift system is probably the first very good impression you get. High speed gondola and several high…