Harrow Bangkok took part in the inaugural Harrow International Schools Ski Camp in Appi Kogen, Japan in December. Students and staff set off on the first Saturday of the holidays and after landing in Tokyo, ventured north on the Shinkansen Bullet Train to the Appi Kogen Ski Resort. A wonderful time was had by all skiing in near perfect conditions within an idyllic landscape. We were made to feel extremely welcome by our Japanese hosts and aside from the superb skiing, were treated to a taste of Japanese culture including arts and crafts, fine cuisine, Mochi making as well as Japanese language practice with the local school children. As Josh, a student in Year 11 summarised, ‘we came to Japan to ski and left having experienced so much more than that’.