XC day out at Kurohime Ski Resort

Kurohime Kogen Ski Resort is a small to medium sized ski area with 430 metres of vertical and has two distinct areas. Lower zones for learners/beginners and the upper zone with a few intermediate runs. There is a handful of low-angle advanced runs which can be fun when the powder is pumping. Five ski lifts […]

Winter accent Mt Iizuna

It was a long and steep climb to the top, but the weather was perfect and in great company.

Mt Hakama snowshoe trip

Fine day snowshoeing to the top of Mt Hakama, lunch on the top and a fast retreat as the weather closed in.

A weekend tour from Joetsu to Myoko .

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.

Grand ride from Sasagamine To Otari village, 41km Return

It was a fine ride with our friends over the mountain to Otari Village, if you  keep going you end up in Hakuba. We had lunch in Otari village and set off back to Togakushi, it was a very long 9km hill climb to the top and then a mixture of up and downs back […]