Had a great day at a nearby resort … Kamui Ski Links. It was an interesting trip on the bus with snow blanketing the nearby fields and mountains.

The skiing there was different to Furano but still some nice groomed runs and plenty of powder. As you can see from the above photo, the trees were spectacular. They almost looked like white coral.

Snow paradise


Still having a fantastic holiday in Furano. Snow has fallen every day … sometimes really heavily. Occasional burst of sunshine have given us some great views of this beautiful area. We have been skiing with Tony, Sue, Tess and Brian and enjoying their company at night at local restaurants. Adam drove over from where he is working at Niseko and joined us for a couple of days and it was great to catch up with him.

Serious snow

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Its hard to find words to adequately describe our day on the mountain today. We woke to lots of new snow on the ground and big fluffy flakes still falling. Managed to get on the 2nd gondola to get us to the top and had untracked powder to ourselves. The snow continued to bucket down all day and even the groomed runs had knee deep powder which was continually topped up by fresh snow.

The girls handled the deep stuff really well and there were lots of squeals of delight. Tony and I found thigh deep powder at the side of the runs so a good time was had by all.

Back in Furano


Arrived yesterday afternoon after the long trip. Met Tony and Sue at Sapporo airport and we caught the same bus to Furano. Did the usual grocery and grog shop and still got confused by the Japanese packaging. Our local friend (apartment manager), Hiro did a great job of unravelling the mysteries.

The skiing here never fails to exceed expectations. Lots of fresh snow last night and it pretty much snowed all day today. Sue and Cathy were cruising down the beautifully groomed runs showing so much style.  Tony and I found some great powder on the edges of the runs and gave the legs a bit of a workout. The temperature hovered around -15 all day.

Going into town tonight to meet up with the Morrells and try the local cuisine … maybe even a little saki.