Furano gave us a typical Hokkaido send off today as the blizzard continued. Over 76cm of snow has fallen so far in this system. We have never seen snow so light and dry – apparently due to Furano being so far inland. Visibility was limited at times but we really appreciated the lack of crowds and the continuous topping up of the snow cover. The groomers left parts of the runs ungroomed so the depth of the snow there was amazing. Cathy handled the conditions really well and started looking for deeper powder. We hope the secret doesn’t get out and this place does not change.
Going out for a farewell Japanese dinner tonight at a tempura restaurant close to our accommodation. This has been a special holiday and we leave with some great memories.
The crook shoulder has made it through unscathed and should be good for a few more trips like this one.