Wasn't sure whether to start a local thread during the full plague ski season but what the heck. I figured a name change was in order for this annual thread as the previous name was a mouthful. Central Hokkaido covers Furano, Tomamu, Sounkyo, Sahoro (I guess), Tokachi, Asahi Dake, Pippu and Kamui. Did I miss any? Managed our first ski of the season today, just some easy turns on mellow terrain in powder snow under a blue sky in the Tokachi's. Looking warm for the next week though, then snow again from next Tuesday. Pretty good start to the season really.