Besides the amazing snow sculptures, another highlight of the Snow Festival was watching skiers and snowboarders at the Air Park. The Air Park has two areas, one for jumping and one for moguls.
Friday night we enjoyed watching the mogul competition. It was impressive to watch considering the size of the arena.http://wabisabisole.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/img_2288.mov
I took a couple of short clips of the different riders. The tandem jumpers were really cool to watch.http://wabisabisole.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/img_2305.mov http://wabisabisole.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/img_2309.mov
Three riders are impressive. But, how about six!http://wabisabisole.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/img_2311.mov
We returned on Saturday to catch some of the jumping during the daytime. The riders were practicing their jumps and despite their falls, I remained impressed.
How about backwards!http://wabisabisole.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/img_2382.mov
Or on a snowboard!http://wabisabisole.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/img_2383.mov
It was fun to watch the athletes. They seemed to be having a great time.
Another fun attraction was visiting the Sapporo TV tower.
We were able to go to the observation deck. From the observation deck, we had a fantastic view of the festival and the city of Sapporo.
We rode the elevator to the top and took the stairs down. The signs cracked us up!
We posed for a couple of tourist photos… because that’s what we are! The first one is of me and the Sapporo TV Tower mascot.
One last video from the weekend. We had lunch on Saturday at a sushi restaurant in Sapporo. While we ate, we had a great view of the fish monger preparing the fish. I could have watched him all day. He truly was a professional.
We made it home on Sunday without issue. The Snow Festival was better and the trip was more fun than I ever expected. The experience was fantastic. Thanks for reading about our adventures!