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CONTENTS The Five Seasons of Snow 6 Where To Get Started 10 Hakuba’s Own Avalanche Information Bulletin 13 Avalanche Safety 14 A Long Way To Go For A Beer 16 Centre Fold 18 Shirouma-dake, Hakuba’s Highest Peak 20 Gallery 24 Kodama: Japanese Tree Spirits 28 Interview With Lee Lyon 31 Hakuba Snow Monkeys 34

Cover: Shirouma-dake (2,932m), viewed from the Obinata-yama area. This page: The north east aspect of Norikura-dake. READ ONLINE Hakuba MouantainLife Magazine is available online. Please visit to read and share electronically. FACEBOOK Our Facebook page contains volumnes of very useful information. You won’t regret it if you check it out at CONTRIBUTE We are interested in photography and writing from backcountry skiers and boarders who have spent time in Hakuba’s mountains. Please contact us at ADVERTISE Hakuba MountainLife Magazine offers very limited advertising space. To advertise please contact us at Publisher: Editor: Damian Banwell Design: Mio Tonouchi Photos: unless otherwise stated Contact: © 2012 All rights reserved.


Hakuba MountainLife Magazine. Issue #1 - Winter 12/13  
Hakuba MountainLife Magazine. Issue #1 - Winter 12/13  

A free winter backcountry magazine telling the story of Hakuba's mountains.