Amazing mountains

Back in the big city of Tokyo already missing the mountain views of Hakuba and Tsugaike. It was a real pleasure to spend another week of my life in the small mountain town of Tsugaike. We were very lucky with the weather, alternating between sunny and rainy days with an even split right to the end. We ended on a sunny day today. I was able to wake up a little early and go for a walk before breakfast where I snapped a few of these pictures of the surrounding mountains. 3000 meter peaks are hard to get tired of staring at, hope you enjoy as much as I do. Society in general seems to have made the switch to spring and the mountains are pretty empty of people. It is a shame really because this is such a great time to visit the mountain and ski hills. Tickets are cheap, the weather is stable and good and the high peaks are still a beautiful white. Who cares if you don’t ski or board, just go and take the gondola to the top snap a few pictures and have a draft beer like we did at the Hutte on top of Tsugaike! Enjoy the view with a buzz!


Fundays Sundays

Yesterday was one of those amazing sunny spring days with no wind perfect snow conditions, lots of friends hanging out hiking and riding, laughing and eating and drinking! Good times for sure here at Nagano’s Tsugaike and Bluebloods Fundays. We partied afterwards at Hakuba’s famous Yakiniku joint, Miyama! So this morning was kind of slow as we cleaned up and tried to clear the alcohol from our bodies. So this photo report come a little late, but maybe you already saw some shots on my Facebook wall.

Staying a few more days here in the Tsugaike area to try to shoot some more photos with the Blueblood team, then it will be off to Tokyo for an event before heading back to Sapporo.

Fundays Saturday!

Fun day today at Tsugaike Blueblood event! Snow, sun, clouds and more snow, the weather can’t seem to make its mind up, but who cares everyone had fun anyway. Check it out. Tomorrow one more day, should be sunny tomorrow stop by if you are in the area! Free Yakisoba, cheap beer and good times!

April Sprays!

Unbelievable snow today in Nagano’s Tsugaike resort! We rode high season like powder all morning! So epic! April 6th! What a day!

Fundays course creation

It snowed heavily all morning here in Nagano prefectures Tsugaike Kogen. more than 20 cm of heavy powder at the bottom of the mountain by noon. The course for this weekends event was pretty much done yesterday, so we spent the whole day trying to pack down and clear away all this new fresh snow! This always seems to happen every year…. Anyway it is starting to look good. A snake pipe/bank section and great looking bowl at the bottom.