Season Summation

Sitting on a long haul flight home is always a good time to reflect on the season which all of a sudden seems to have flown pass. This season was filled with plenty of thrills and a few spills to keep us emotionally involved. We had lots of sunshine and much reduced snow falls this … More Season Summation

Asahidake Morning Routine

A typical morning getting ready for our back country tour of Asahidake (20-23 Jan 2017) started with an early morning onsen. Roger, Merv & I were staying at the chalet ‘Nuttapu’ exclusive to Journey Into Japan. Our quintessentially Japanese powder skiing experience was filled with soft powder turns, delicious food and the tallest peak in … More Asahidake Morning Routine

Home Town Glory

It’s been a week of good visibility and wispy blue sky, ie no new snow. We have seen  the peak of Asahidake twice already which is half of this season’s quota. Nevertheless, there were still some freshies hidden somewhere in Furano. Unfortunately there was no friend on these not so powder days, so the selfie … More Home Town Glory

Japow Unwrapped

It was almost 9 months ago I wrote ‘Japow Wrapped’. Now that I am heading back for another season, here is a spot of reminiscence. ‘Japow Wrapped’ – March 2016 Spring was definitely round the corner. The driving condition was improving and temperature had increased by at least 6C. The mad rush of tourists had subsided … More Japow Unwrapped