Love the place : cannot easily be accessed, and that naturally significantly reduces traffic on the trails. Naeba can sometimes get a bit crowded, so Kagura is a nice place to get away and enjoy the relative tranquillity. Also, since it is higher, the snow is even perhaps even better !
Colourful outfits on the slopes of Kagura and Naeba !
One of my favourite shots from last week vacation in Naeba. Yes, I was brave enough to go skiing with over a kilo of Canon equipment around the neck ;-)
Lot of snow, numerous ski trails and only two hours away from Tokyo !
Naoko enjoying her second year in beautiful Niseko. They broadcast some music on the ski tracks, so that’s why she also dances :D
As promised, some photos of one downhill run with my 5D in hand. Niseko really is an excellent place for skiing. In Annupuri, the tracks are wide, the snow is good and it’s a lot less crowded than on the other side of the mountain (Hirafu).
Yes I was brave enough to carry my SLR along on a ski run with the family. No strap, no bag, just my camera and my skis :) Next post will be on the actual downhill skiing in Niseko Annupuri.
Good snow, reasonably priced, nice tracks and not too crowded: Niseko, see you next year ! :-)
Left home at 06:30, on the slopes at 14:30, not bad ;-)