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February 10, 2011

Furano Powder Skiing

Filed under: Skiing — Tags: , , , — admin @ 7:01 am

Hokkaido Powder Day.

Two days ago we had a great dump of snow at Furano Ski Resort in Central Hokkaido, Japan. There was more than 20 centimeters of fresh powder and everyone was very keen to get up the hill early in the morning. I went up the quad chair at 8:30am and after a warm up lap down the beginner’s slope, I headed up the double and was second down the Giant piste. The Merewether boys were still doing up bindings and stuff and I just flew past them and down the piste to some lovely fresh powder on a nice flat base without all those horrible bumps underneath.

Powder snow at the Giant Course and under the Link Chair

After that run I headed across to the Furano side and on the way filmed some guys bouncing down the fresh pow through the trees. At some spots it looked about waist deep. I had a few good runs to the left of the Furano Ropeway and then went up the double chair to the very top of the mountain and skied down the black run, which is on skier’s right from the top of the double.

I cannot remember what I did after that. Yesterday I had a shocking day. The first run down the Ladies Downhill run was quite good but after that I had a shocker. I could not seem to do anything right and was feeling very incompetent. 🙁 Today I had the day off to recuperate and get stuck into it again tomorrow. There is some more snow coming in a few days, so that should be good.


  1. nice nicee niceeeeeeeee

    Comment by brunoo — February 10, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

  2. Hi Bruno 🙂

    We had another great powder day today too. its awesome.


    Comment by admin — February 11, 2011 @ 6:41 am

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