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Japan Mountain Landscapes

Snow Scenes.

We have not had any new snow for about three days now. It is getting a bit dire. I thought I might do some landscape shots today. I thought I might get the surrounding mountain sides around the ski resort at Furano. This one is looking to the right from the top of the Ropeway.

halfway between gondola and ropeway
Halfway between Ropeway and Gondola

Here is what is called the Premium Zone or Kumatoshi. There is a massive crack about half way down so it is closed.

Premium zone
Premium Zone

This slope is called the Widow-maker for obvious reasons and is Keith and Grommet’s favourite run.

The widow-maker
The Widow-maker

Above the Ropeway there is a double chair with pistes going off either side.

Above the ropeway
Above the Ropeway

And finally this is the jaws of ice hanging off the roof of the restaurant at the top of the Ropeway.

jaws of ice
Jaws of Ice

2 Responses to Japan Mountain Landscapes

  1. Janet says:

    I love your photos. Furano is one of my favorite places in Japan. I spent some time at the Tokyo University Forest in Rokugo many years ago and did a lot of hiking around Furano. One of my favorite sights ever was looking down on snow-covered Picea glennhi from the ski lift.

  2. admin says:

    thanks for your comments.
    I would like to see the forests in spring and summer.

    cheers,
    steve

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