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Muikamachi Hakkaisan (Minamiuonuma, Niigata) - 26th December 2013

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Mostly clear skies this morning so it was off to another local, Muikamachi Hakkaisan.

Glad I made it in the morning because by noon it was more overcast than clear, and now the skies are a uniform grey over Minamiuonuma and Yuzawa.

I had a fun time but it's very clear that there isn't much snow yet. I have never been to Hakkaisan in December before. While it's mostly open (top steep run is not open and the left hand side lift is never open on weekdays), we need much more snow. Lots of stuff popping up and in some of the places where I usually stand to take photos, it's noticeably much lower than mid season.

Snow was just ok, bit heavy.

But Hakkai-san is a beautiful mountain, as can be seen here:

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You got a bit of a thing for lifts now as well I see muika.

;)

Looks beautiful.
ii kibun

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doom!

And yes, I find myself quite fascinated with lifts and ropeways. Well, some of them anyway. Always looking for some new angles!

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Looks great, is this near Yuzawa?

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Here's the info

http://www.snowjapan...machi-hakkaisan

It is probably about 40 minutes drive from Yuzawa using Route 17.
Maybe about 20-25mins if you use the expressway from Yuzawa to Muikamachi.
Not the most convenient place in these parts, but I like it.
I will get to writing a review sometime soon.

Would wait for lots more snow.

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Keep them coming!

:thumbsup:

Love the way you spit these out so quickly after getting back, like throwaway snaps!

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Cheers Muika

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Does the ropeway still zip up there as if it's extremely hungry and late for tea?
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Friend went to Hakkaisan on 25th, said it could do with lots more snow.

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Want to get there some day.

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As always, great shots!







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