Hakuba: Sammy’s Kitchen
Get There: Midway down Hakuba Mountain, just up from the gondola station.
Glide down the mountain, through the snowy trees with wind flowing passed your goggles and music ringing in your earmuffs. The Sound of Music soundtrack blasts over the slopes as you pass Sammy’s Kitchen: a traditional Austrian ski chateau brimming with brews and cheap nosh, half hidden under piles of powder and run by a little old local lady and her son. Let Julie Andrews inspire a 360 kicker or serenade your perfect parallel turns.
Grace Burns is a contributor and social media dabbler for Global Hobo. She channels her inner Gemini and levitates around the world, teaching yoga, writing and floating on a magical carpet of pure wonder.