Japan Ski Diary: Deep snow, hissing volcanoes, and other scary things.

It’s been a while since I shared a note. Hope my fellow ’81’s are doing well. Finally checked off one of my ski bucket list items with a small group trip to Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido this past January. Skied with a Sugarbush group led by extreme skiing legend John Egan (60 going on 25), and ex-Powder Magazine photo editor Hank De Vre joined us for the side/backcountry touring. After eleven sweet and surreal days skiing steeps, bamboo forests, and a sacred volcano, I spent 8 days in Tokyo for art and cultural explorations. I got a glimpse into why classmates Christopher Keener and Dave River went to Japan and never left. Back in the states our gallery in Hudson, NY is in its 6th year, and we’re restoring a nifty historic house we bought in this “quirky scrufty chic” ghost-filled 300 year old rivertown. Missing dad Joe ’47, and the 35 years we fished side-by-side for great artworks and any fish which took a fly. The art world has been an interesting place as mega galleries and auction houses elbow out mid-sized and small firms, but our little mom and pop shop is enjoying our 46th year selling American (mostly) art, 1850-2000 (CaldwellGalleryHudson.com). If you’re going to be anywhere near the Catskills on your travels, please let me know and I’ll gladly babble away about things to see and do. Saying hello in person would be even better!

Jay Caldwell


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