Shiga Kogen Trip

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We’ve just got back from three great days snowboarding at Shiga Kogen in Nagano Prefecture. We were getting a bit concerned that there wouldn’t be enough snow given yet another late starting season, but when we arrived we saw there was easily enough snow over much of the mountain. Not perfect to be sure, a few patches of ice, and the odd twig poking through the snow cover, but generally conditions were fine. I’ve posted a few pics in the misc section of the brightblack gallery for 2004.

It was good to get back on the board, and even though the body ached a little bit at night, it was great to spend some time outside doing some great, fast runs down the mountain. It wasn’t very busy at all, which I suspect was a result of people having pretty much given up on the December ski and snowboard in Honshu. Sad really, but it does have to be said that it seems to be getting later and later.

Now that I’m back in boarding mode, I need to organize more trips!

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