looking back at asahikawa

when did we visit and for how long? late february for 10 days what kind of accommodations? two hotels.  we barely stayed in the first one for 30 minutes because it was so disgusting.  smoke was seeping out of everything, even the toilet paper.  we moved down the street to the washington hotel and it […]

Read More

looking back at sapporo

i’m trying my hand at maybe my last ‘regular’ series of posts… to look back upon the cities that we’ve stayed in this trip and to compare that to our first day to see how our opinions of the city had changed.  aside from the ski resorts, sapporo was my first city… when did we […]

Read More

weekly recap #4 – sapporo

q. current home/addy where i stayed (neighbourhood) and how long a. sapporo (university district) for 1 week, extended to 11 nights q. favourite meal a. crisp tonkatsu with equally crispy cabbage and three kinds of rice.  dericious.  even more dericious when you can eat three bowls of rice and not have to think twice about […]

Read More

daytrip to kamui ski links

  after 5 days of sitting dormant in asahikawa,  the weather finally turned around so I decided to head up to one of the local hills, kamui ski links,  for the day.  from what I’ve read,  there’s some great terrain and the lack of crowds keeps the snow fresh for most of the day.  I […]

Read More

another day in niseko

day three on the mountain and it might be our last one of the niseko portion *insert sadface*, barring any magical dumps in the next 36 hours.  with the snow forecast predicting 1-3cm everyday during our stay, we’ve had some mercy from the snow gods and have had knee deep runs every one of the […]

Read More

niseko!!! finarry!!!

after a 24 hour travel day, we arrived in niseko to clear skies, no crowds and cold & crisp weather to boot. a 2.5 hour bus ride from the airport to rusutsu & finally niseko grand hirafu. they’ve gotten about 1-3 cm everyday for about a week before we got here which isn’t ground breaking […]

Read More