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January 17, 2011

Snowing Again at Furano

Filed under: Skiing — Tags: , — admin @ 11:45 am

Snowing all Day.

This morning it started snowing in the morning and did not stop all day. I dragged myself up the hill to ski some more powder. ho hum. First it was up the gondola and come down to the right of the double chair.

Furano Bush
The bush is all covered in snow

I skied for about an hour and a half then had to stop because my legs were absolutely burning. I went into the ticket office and had a can of hot curry risotto from the vending machine. They are everywhere in Japan and you can just about anything out of them – corn soup, beer, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, soft drinks, etc.

Vending Machine
Japanese vending machines

Back out again after that into the falling snow.

Ski Racks
Ski Racks

Then up the gondola again.

Me in the Gondola
Me in the Gondola

On the way up I took some photos of the ski classes that dotted the hill. There were hundreds of school kids having lessons and they would form these long snaking lines down the hill.

A lesson in progress
Beginner Ski Lesson

After about an hour I stopped again and met up with the Brisbane mob again and after lunch went for a ski with them. My knee was starting to hurt a bit so I quit and headed down the hill back to the hostel and down to the supermarket to get some food.


  1. Beautiful photo of the snow on the pines!

    Comment by cindyzlogic — January 19, 2011 @ 3:28 am

  2. Thanks Cindy.

    You have some nice birdy photos on your blog.

    steve 🙂

    Comment by admin — January 19, 2011 @ 11:15 pm

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