From Chris: Nice to take some turns at Mt. Naebo - a ski area in northwestern Japan. http://www.snowjapan.com/e/spotlight/mount-naeba.html This place sits inland of the north coast with nothing but the East China Sea separating it from Sibera. Cold winds sweeping across the sea + mountains = a boatload of snow. Much like Tahoe geologically with a constant flow of cold air and moisture barrelling in. They aleady have a 250 cm base - about 100" depth. About 2500' base level elevation; 4500' at the top.
|Lost in Translation|
|From the top - 9 F with wind!|
|Wall of Sake at the train station|
|Shinkansen Bullet Train arriving at the station|
|View from the Shinkansen leaving the station|