Despite a low snow season & the virus mess, I managed to get a great mid-January week exploring Tohoku for the first time, a mid-February Nozawa/Lotte mini trip in fair to excellent conditions, and a very good outing last week to Niseko & Rusutsu. I look forward to next season exploring more new areas (thinking Morioka region). Also, I almost gave up on my annual Japan ski/board T-shirt for fellow snow lovers in Okinawa. I had numerous delays due to supplier problems and my excessive design changes, but it finally came together this week (pic below). A shoutout to Ramenman for helping come up with a Japanese phrase my pea brain could remember - Shin Setsu Shin Setsu (Fresh Snow, Deep Snow).