We often stay at XIV hotels enjoying their reasonable services.
We drove for one and a half hour for skiing to Kusatsu Spa and Ski Area. We first went there last winter and liked it.
On the way, we had a good view of Mount Asama, a volcano.
The quality of snow was good for this season of the start of the year.
It started snowing.
After the ski, we went shopping at Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza, a big outlet mall. There was no snow down the mountain.
Many people were there for the New Year discount. Katya bought a pair of Puma shoes and a sweater at L.L. Beans. I did not buy anything; shopping is basically not my favorite.
We went back to XIV Karuizawa.
We chose Italian for dinner. We ordered a course menu, which was unfortunately not very impressive.
Katya and I were very tired, and we soon fell into sleep.