Kurohime Kogen Ski Resort is a small to medium sized ski area with 430 metres of vertical and has two distinct areas.
It was a long and steep climb to the top, but the weather was perfect and in great company.
Fine day snowshoeing to the top of Mt Hakama, lunch on the top and a fast retreat as the weather closed in.
The weather was beautiful in Hakuba and was just perfect for the run , the trail was very steep and unforgiving to the very top, (approximately 8km), and then a very long and winding decent to the finish line.
A weekend cycling tour organised by bikeloop.com staying overnight at Myoko Mountain lodge and enjoying a BBQ on Saturday evening and on Sunday morning explored Lake Nojiri. We surprised them with coffee and home baked banana muffins before they continued on back to Joetsu.