Category: Snow

Famous last words: “Okay, last run and then I’m off to get some dumplings and catch the bus.” I was talking to my riding pal Lilly, we were stood at the top of the terrain park at Welli Hilli Park, …

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Hokkaido’s powder is legendary, and the larger resorts like Niseko and Furano have been popular for years now with international powder hounds, especially those from Australia and New Zealand (what with the opposite hemisphere seasons and the lack of jet …

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国境の長いトンネルを抜けると、雪国であったKokkyō no nagai tonneru wo nukeru to, yukiguni de atta “The train emerged from the long tunnel, into the snow country.” – the opening line of Yasunari Kawabata’s Snow Country Granted, Kawabata’s protagonist Shimamura wasn’t riding the Joetsu Shinkansen as …

Visiting the Yuzawa ‘Snow Country’ Read More »