Thursday, December 31, 2009
Okunakayama-Kogen Round 1
Welcome to old world Japan riding. Went down to a local resort just about an hour and half away called Okunakayama-Kogen. Takanori-san and Mukai-san picked me up at 7:00am and by 9:30am we where getting face shots and giving high fives. Okunakayama is pretty small resort so NO Gondolas, NO high speed quads, just two man chairs that are probably from the early 70's. I love these kind of resorts because, less people equals more powder for you and me. Most of our day was spent lapping an upper powder zone which seemed to get better with each run the further we got off trail. It was a bit tricky though as not all the foliage has been filled in by the snow so we really had to weave in and out of the bamboo shouts. Overall the most fun I have had riding in Japan so far. Thanks Taka and Mukai for taking me! It will forsure be a local favorite for me in the coming years. "Chooo- Yabai"