Snow Angles

Ski resorts need an angle … or an angel, if they’re not good at catching typos.

I found myself perusing the ski brochures at the local 7-11 because I couldn’t get to the library.

The ski resorts in the brochures above seem to be sending the message that they are for serious skiers and snowboarders.


These places are going for the cutesy character/mascot family crowd.
Who wouldn’t want to ski at a place that has cartoon bears, snowpeople, or rabbits on their pamphlets?
If Miffy skis there, it must be awesome!

I’m not sure why this place chose eggs; maybe their brochure artist was pretty limited in the drawing department.

I guess eggs can go in the men’s and ladies’  hotspring baths … because they will never be born and find out if they are male or female.

This place is into the subliminal advertising angle. I wrote about this last year.

All these ski resorts must have done some research and hired expensive advertising companies to come up with something mildly different … or not so beaten to death.

but … what were these people thinking?


Maybe it’s just me, but that is kind of freaky.


note: I don’t want to be a snow bunny … I want to be a snow leopard!

double note: posting may get a bit more sporadic from here on in … until over out there somewhere in January.
… I’ll keep you posted … or maybe not posted so much.


notes to myself # 82

You don’t really suffer from acne during the teen years … but when you do get the odd pimple it always seems to be on the tip of your nose.

9 responses to “Snow Angles

  1. Bunny stuff! LOL I hope you get to spend the BEST Holiday you have ever dreamed possible….though you may have some pretty weird dreams, huh? LOL 🙂

  2. Stay away from the resorts aimed at families and their kids.

    I once made the mistake of going to a resort during the school holidays with my brand new pair of Italian skis (Morrottos for telemarking).

    After a couple of days in the lift line with those little turds, my skis were totally trashed and looked like they were ten years old.

    What really bugged me was their parents were nowhere to be seen (in the bar I suspect).

  3. Never having skied in my life, I’d prolly find myself on Miffy’s trail, or the freakishly large rabbit. Assuming of course that “bunny trail” means the same as it does in the U.S.

  4. Maybe I’m weird, but I like the big rabbit. The eggs are a little far gone… I mean, what do they suggest? Fertility perhaps??

  5. Thanks for the comments.

    Doraz: actually my holidays are from Christmas Day to Jan 3rd. I’ve just been getting the “busies” and the “not enough timies” recently.
    It’s a psychological thing: if I say I won’t post as often I probably will think of some really stupid things … and then post them.

    razzbuffnik: I always use rentals … or “dentals” as I say. hee hee!

    sweetiegirlz: I think most places still have a bunny hill. I can ski fairly well and snowboard a bit, but I’d rather waterski anyday … except cold days.

    Donald Diddams: after seeing that brochure sitting on my table for a few days, it’s kind of growing on me … like a Furby, Ewok, or Gremlin.

  6. is it weird that I want to hunt that last thing?

  7. This was such a long post I didn’t have time to read all of it. The pictures are brilliant though.

  8. Interesting ski brochures, but all advertisements in Japan are interesting. Everything looks so FUN! I bet the egg ski resort is very egg-citing.

    After taking a dip in the hot spring bath with your eggs, then you can eat your lunch.

  9. Thanks for the comments.

    tsanda:be vewy vewy qwiet … we are hunting wabbits” hee hee!

    S. Le: if I made the writing a smaller font maybe it would have been shorter. hee hee!

    Tammy: some hotspring areas’ gimmick is to boil eggs in really hot hotsprings and sell them. I do feel funny buying a hardboiled egg … but I’ve been known to buy salted cucumbers on sticks too!

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