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This site has helped gather much inspiration for our trips over the last few years.. so figured it was time to contribute back. This is our 4th ski trip to the Hokkaido (consecutive years) and this year we’ve decided to rent a car and try get around to a few more resorts as we’ve loved the smaller/quieter resorts we’ve visited on previous trips. A little background. We are snowboarders....from Aus. Both reasonably competent and love the trees and off piste-- but we are not geared up or have the avalanche knowledge for any serious back country riding. So in resort of off piste or
sand posted a topic in Snow talk, trip reports, Japan avalanche & backcountryHad an awesome month of skiing in Hokkaido. Snow was fantastic through until about the 20th then had a long unseasonal dry,sunny spell all over Hokkaido for about a week....could sometimes still find pockets of good powder, it just required a lot more work. Many great days spent skiing awesome conditions with loads of awesome people from all around the world. Here is a quick vid of one of my favourite days back on Jan 11 at my Rusutsu. To quote Morten, one of the guys I was riding with that day, "That was one of my top 5 days on Earth." http://vimeo.com/59198262 I am back in the N