Words and photos provided by Kyle Miller
“Over the month of Febuary I had the good fortune to make a pilgrimage to Japan and see for myself what everyone was talking about with the waist deep snow to be found, epic sushi on the cheap and a culture filled with kindness and respect.”
“Simply put the rumors are true.
I quickly got into a routine of waking up at 5a.m. to the alarm of avalanches falling off our roof, eating a bacon and egg breakfast and putting my board in the chair line at 7:00. We would ride bell to bell off waist deep blower powder all to ourselves before heading off to an onsen and letting the water calm our sore muscles.”
“After that we would go to the local Sushi Train restaurant and gouge on cheap sushi before making it to the locals market around 7p.m. to get the end of day discounted meals. Over a full month this was the routine and if the resort didn’t have good snow we would bring out the splits but this only happened 3 times over almost 30 days in which I was using the Prime system the whole time.”
“I’ve heard that Japan is expensive but in total I spent about 1200 dollars not including the plane ticket.
Japan is easy for ski bums if you know what you are doing and where to go and on that note I am looking forward to next Jan and Feb doing this same routine.
If there’s any interest email me at Kylemiller411@gmail.com
…and if you don’t believe it is good here’s a few pics.”
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