Trees, pillows, concrete structures and fences aided as props in our day of skiing and by the end we were giggling harder than the Japanese school girls we met in the lodge. We then made the transition to the onsen. The clothes came off and we slithered into the hot pool’s and grottos complete with waterfalls and steam rooms. I’ve never seen five naked men so happy. We onsen’ed, told stories about our epic day and gave thanks for our luck the day before.