By / 3rd March, 2011 / Road trip, Snowboarding / Off

Woke up at 5 and 8 of us were on the road by 6.

We drove for 2 hours through the Japanese countryside:

Nagano mountains and old farm houses covered in snow

 and snowy mountain roads:

Snow on the roads in Nagano, Japan

then found powder paradise:

Powder day at Japanese ski resort Perfect powder day at Japanese ski resort

Needless to say, we were pretty excited:

tabi-tabi guests and staff are stoked about 50cm of fresh pow in March

We showed our appreciation and worshipped the Goddess of snow by spreading her offerings around … until we couldn’t take anymore and partook in the ritual of bathing in thermal waters granted to us by mother earth.

Japanese hotsprings (onsen) are the perfect way to end a snowboarding day.

We were then blessed with more offerings from the sea as we filled up on sushi:

Sushi plates are added up for the bill at Kaiten zushi shop in Japan