I went skiing to a slope near my accommodation again. Though it was the middle of the day, it was dark and extremely cold as last time. It made me lose my energy for skiing....
There were several snow-making machines on the slope and they kept running all day. The temperature was as low as usual, and snow mixed with ice by the snow-making machines kept hitting my face on the slope. So, I thought that a feeling temperature was much lower than the real temperature on my thermometer. For your information, a thermometer indicated "-16 degrees Celsius"!
The 6-chair-lift had an automatic ticket gate. Because I didn't have a ticket folder, I had to take out my lift ticket from my pocket and I had to swipe it through a reader each time when I got on the lift. It was a hard job to take my gloves off each time.
Even though I wore layers of clothes against the terrible cold, I couldn't stay in the open air for a long time and I often took a break at the restaurant. However, I didn't know if a beer would warm my body, or not....
it was 7:35p.m. at Tokyo in Japan. It was 1:35p.m. at Moscow and it was 12:35p.m. here. There was a big time difference between Japan and the countries of Europe. I really felt that I had come a long way.
There was a car near the end of the 6-chair-lift on the hill. I wondered how to drive and come here!
At night, I saw fireworks that filled the sky from my room window. It made me feel funny because fireworks was only a summer feature in the olden days of Japan. It was also nice to see a fireworks display in winter.