Back in February three friends and I rented an RV and spent some time touring Hokkaido on our skis. I have been super busy with an international move and ticking off items on my "must do before leaving Japan" list - hence the month plus delay in posting this trip report. As I write this I am sitting in Los Angeles enjoying some exquisite Mexican food, In-N-Out, and driving on highways that don't cost an arm and a leg - but I am missing my friends and this upcoming keiryu tenkara and sansai season, which is sure to be epic! If you can get to Japan this year DO IT!
First tour (for me). Headed up Furanodake.
I am experimenting with a new format; heavy on photos and light on words - because as you know they say "pictures speak a thousand words". Here's a map of where we went... If you want more beta hit me up.
A video compilation from our trip.
Downtown Sapporo is a must visit if you're in the area
Lunch break on Furanodake with sketchy conditions
Epic turns here we come
Ich, Ni, San Cheesu - Kevin and I getting in on the tourist photo op action
Earning our turns
So much terrain! I need at least a week
Bushwacking on skis through a boscage is really hard work, especially on the last day
After nearly a mile of ascending we were starving!
Horotachi is a small local resort with only one lift - and some fun albeit short runs
Our fearless leader Junpei enjoying the downtown Sapporo light festival after a delicious meal
You gotta love Japlish
This little guy looks pretty cute but his bigger brother and sisters aren't so cute...
This is harder than it looks
Sunset over Lake Shikotsu on the last day headed back to the airport
To see more photos from the adventure, check out this Google Photos Album here.
May 22, 2018
Your posts are just beautiful.....I love the photos and the whole composition of your story.
May 23, 2018
Thank you Ronald, I am glad you enjoyed it. Doesn't quite do justice to the adventure though... 😁