Submitted by Heather Paul on Fri, 2009-02-27 15:42.
Oh, to soak every morning, what a way to start the day, I love the Onsens. The Japanese have this dialed! The day was a little rough after that, they decided to stray from our normal “western breakfast” menu and give us a traditional Japanese breakfast. After staring at a plate filled with squid guts and lightly salted unindentified fish, we all left the table very hungry. I bet we all ate a clifbar or candy bar instead to get some energy. Ross and John did actually eat the breakfast and said it sustained them through the morning but I couldn’t stomach it, I wasn’t alone. We made sure the next day would bring another western breakfast. We spent another day skiing powder in the trees, discovered a lot of new lines and half the group stayed well past dusk to get some extra turns, it was well worth it. Dave was wondering why he stayed with the group of gals once the Sound of Music songs were getting sung on the skins up, sorry Dave! It was our longest ski day and exhilarating. John, our fearless group photographer, tagged up with some Australians from the lodge and skied new terrain and got a lot of shots and ideas for the next day. It was a beautiful backcountry ski day with all kinds of weather but we were not free of the wind, it was getting to be part of the experience!
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