Tateyama Snow Corridor

mounttateyamaSnow has been on everybody’s mind over the last few weeks. We all got that elusive white Christmas yet we still complain.

But the other day I came across a post that introduced me to the amazing Tateyama Snow Corridor in the Northern Japan Alps.

In the spring, they get out the snow ploughs and dig down up to 20 meters to the road underneath the snow field so that traffic can get through.

As you can see, this is quite amazing to look at but one can’t help thinking there must be an easier way of doing this but maybe there is an element of determination here. Somebody is not prepared to be beaten by a “little bit of snow”.

I just can’t see the same happening in the UK. Can you?

I have found some more videos and pictures around the interweb and added it to my list of places I must visit before I die.

Alpine Route Tateyama , Japan 05 May 2010


In the meantime, enjoy!


Snow Corridor