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.

Hakuba Mura 15km Trail Run

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 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.