Hokkaidoh! 18/19

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  1. Mike Pow

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    THURSDAY 20 DECEMBER 2018

    First day on skis for the 2018/19 winter season.

    And great to be back in Kiroro with long-time ski buddy Ian, young ripping Australian Jaimi (her dad Brad featured in shots last season), and Kiroro Double Black Cafe's Cameron.

    Only 9cm overnight, but those who've skied Hokkaido (and to answer the questions) above will know that whatever is reported is more often than not underreported. And if you know where you're going there's always good turns to be found.

    With an average start to the season and not much snow in the past 72hrs my expectations were low.

    And then the sun came out and we got to ski a light dusting of powder on piste; knee deep dust on the fringes of the runs; and gut deep powder & face shots in the trees.

    A great start to the season.

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    MONDAY 24 DECEMBER 2018

    Starting to fill in at Kiroro Resort





    WEDNESDAY 26 DECEMBER 2018

    Starting to get some traction now

    Jaimi in her happy place at Kiroro





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  2. Mike Pow

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    SATURDAY 29 DECEMBER 2018

    A sun-filled Saturday at Kiroro with Brian





    SUNDAY 30 DECEMBER 2018

    A surprisingly quiet Sunday at Rusutsu with the Kelly Family

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    MONDAY 31 DECEMBER 2018

    Epic end to 2018 at Rusutsu with Jaimi and Ian


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    MONDAY 31 DECEMBER 2018

    Epic end to 2018 at Rusutsu with Jaimi and Ian


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    Yours truly

     
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    And I had feared the powder had taken you! :whistle:

    Had feared WOW mesurement was what we get. :D

    (driving MiniHyst to the airport tomorrow) :cry_ubb:
     
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  6. Mike Pow

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    Many thanks. Very patient students and friends.
     
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    What a sensational post!
     
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  8. Mike Pow

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    Cheers.
     
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    WEDNESDAY 09 JANUARY 2019

    Kiroro

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  10. atypicalcontent

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    Thought I'd share some of yesterday at Kiroro...

     
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    Last week we were stuck in an unusual dry spell in Furano (3 days without a refresh). So we looked around for lesser known spots on the map; Nayoro Piyashiri about 2 hours north fit the bill. Cold, empty, and best of all it had some fresh snow in the forecast. Thought we'd share some of those 2 days in Northern Hokkaido.

    https://atypicalcontent.com/2019/02/15/on-skiing-in-nayoro-piyashiri/
     

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    Lost my pass at Nayoro within 3 runs, lol. Was worth it and the touring just up valley is an okay second chance prize.
     
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    Nice TR. Conditions (well, fresh snow) went to shyte in Late Jan... Will share some photos/footage once collated and when we are deeper into SDS
     
  16. Mike Pow

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    Got loads to add, slowly working my way through it all now that I'm back in Wales.
     
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