For two weeks in the middle of January 2011, five of my friends joined me on a ski trip to Japan. Our mission was to explore the mountains that, with any luck, would be blanketed by the deep powder. Our luck was with us; we scored bottomless powder every day we skied, we got to see monkeys on our only travel/rest day, and we ate and drank some amazing food.
Every local we talked to told us that conditions like we had were "normal". We hope to put their word to the test by returning next year for a month. Until then, enjoy!
"Off Road" - United Future Organization
"Urei" - Puffy Amiyumi
"Orion" - Metallica
"Shock the Monkey" - Peter Gabriel
"Winter Time" - Steve Miller Band
"A Hazy Shade of Winter" - Simon & Garfunkel
"John the Fisherman" - Primus
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