Sunday, January 04, 2009

"Homeleave" in Japan - Hakuba (Nagano), Dec/Jan 2008/9

Ailey's first day on skis, on the bunny slope naturally. Not for long though as she pleaded for Mihwa to take her on the lift that afternoon.

In case you were wondering why Ailey doesnt have ski poles...

Ailey's second day of lessons, already riding the lifts and cat tracks back down. Ailey's instructor was impressed with her progress and called her a natural.

Ailey's ski instructor Peter from Perth aka "Pita fram Puth". Good guy.

Ailey's fourth day on the slopes...notice the offroading and jumps!

Panorama of the Hakuba ski area