The Ridge Hotel & Apartments
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... was homemade?), and the "park rangers" functioned more as gift shop cashiers than as park experts.
Because the day was so nice, we chose an alternate route out of the park in order to visit the little onsen (hot springs) town, We hiked back down the mountain, through the park forest, along the river. It felt so restorative to spend so much time in the woods -- what a treat for these two PNW peeps!
Once in town, we found (what we were told are) ...
... the Alps
Today we decide to walk the main street and see the Zenkoji Temple. Well we are in for a great surprise. There is a huge parade heading to the temple, and we have arrived just before it starts. The route is lined with very talented Japanese drummers along the way playing some very addictive beats.
We follow the parade up to the Temple where it is packed with thousands of people, and plenty of TV crew. Its ...
For the final day, we got up and had our normal breakfast. Sam laughed that the HP had been unopened the whole season and since Thomas arrived, we'd just finished the bottle!
We had a couple of hours to kill so decided to go sledging. Kids loved it although it nearly killed Sinead. Isabel and Thomas did some nice runs and there was a nice carved toboggan run. For the final run, Thomas decided to go to the top of the ...
... green run that zig zagged through the woods and the kids and sinead loved it. I decided to do the middle section of the Olympic downhill course and it was stunning – perfect snow, empty piste, steep as hell – just point down and hope for the best!
It was great to see the kids so confident on the slopes and Thomas went with Adam on the chair lift ...
Simon who was the father of the Australian family gave us a tip that the 3hr private lesson was the same price as 2 kids at ski school for 4 hours so we booked up a lesson and headed up the valley to Iniwate. Adam was a real cool instructor. He was an engineer in the Yukon but during the winter not much happens so he agrees unpaid leave with his company and does a 3 month ski season somewhere ...