Monday, February 24, 2014

Top of Yokote Yama

As usual, the family took our annual ski trip to Shiga Kogen in Nagano. This year, started out with a really heavy snow and a windy afternoon that shut all the lifts on the mountain and put our fun on the slopes in jeopardy. Luck for us, the weather did break and there was some fantastic skiing over the next few days. After several lessons with the intermediate group, I even made it to the top of Yokoteyama and skied the run at Yokoteyama Shibutouge.

I am not an experienced enough skier to carry my DSLR up to the top for a few photos, so these taken with a Fuji XP50 will have to suffice.

Half of this lodge is located in Gunma and the other half in Nagano.

This is the sign in the bakery at the top of Yokoteyama. The highest Starbucks in Japan is located a short distance away.

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