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Trip Report We're all going on a Hokkaido Holiday

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Telemark Phat, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    No, not especially. A fettle, work & relax day.

    Did have sake with lunch, was good & matched our lip smackin good sushi.:):cool::thumbs:

    Thought about Nordic, but easily dissuaded by it being closed as part of corona response.:oops:

    Weather almost drizzle today, just cold enough not to be until the snow hits something whereupon it turns to drizzle.:(
     
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  2. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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  3. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    A Wander Thru the Forest Looking for Bears.
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    A Climb Up A Little Hill to See What We Could See.
     
  5. skifree

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    After Looking About Inside A Cloud, We Slid Back Down The Hill.
     
  6. skifree

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    Then We Visited A Spoooky Lake.
     
  7. skifree

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    Where Strange Egg People Lived.
     
  8. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lovely pics @skifree . I’m particularly enjoying the captions (just like those Ladybird books :p).
     
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  9. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Excuse the poor pic...
    But lookeee what we found while toodling in resort today - a hardbooter out of his natural Mt Racey habitat!!

     
  10. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    You Know It Makes Sense.
     
  11. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    uMOP 3P!S dn
     
  12. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Whoops, so it is, might have swung the phone about a bit reaching to square it up. Will fix.
     
  13. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Leave it!!! :D
     
  14. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Too late now, all done.
     
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    Ramenman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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  16. skifree

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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, beware the deadly Drop Bear!
     
  18. Ramenman

    Ramenman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    By the way, you should not touch Kita Kitsune (Hokkaido Fox). It can give you something a lot more scary than COVIT-19.
     
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    fennekeg One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Good to know! I wouldn’t think of touching a fox though. We saw one in Kushiro last year, but it was way too shy to even come near. It had a beautiful orange coat, glowing in the sunset light.
     
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  20. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    No chance of touching Kita Kitsune, they are way too foxxeee to allow that.:cool:
     
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  21. Ramenman

    Ramenman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wild Kita Kitsune ( = Hokkaido Fox) is famous as Echinococcosis carrier(higher ratio than Honshu Kitsune = Honshu Fox)

    Echinococcosis : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echinococcosis

    If you want to hug cute foxes, you should visit Fox Village in Zao. I mean, they are not Echinococcosis carriers and it's safe to touch the foxes in the Fox Village (sorry, I have no intention to promote Tohoku ski resorts in this great thread, really:p)
     
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  22. skifree

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    I’m sure @Sandy booked sunshine all this week. Can’t say I’ve seen it all.
     
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  23. skifree

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    On The Way to Rusutsu.
     
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  24. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rusutsu with a Small Flock of Tele Instructors.

    This is a big place, light is not as flat as pics suggest, snow is lighter than it looks, Fairy Floss n Fact.
     
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  25. Sandy

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    Trees are good there....
     
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    Shiribetsu Dake just about out of the Fog. It’s an imposing hill for 1107M.
     
  27. skifree

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    The To Go Up You Must Go Down Lift.
     
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    Good to see the Scando Kendo squad out with their Oak staffs...
     
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    Rusutsu, At The Top.
     
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    A Telemarker or Two Need to Eat.
     
  32. Untele-whippet

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    Hydatids. Australia is full of them.
    https://www.wildlifehealthaustralia...ls/Hydatid_Disease_in_Australian_Wildlife.pdf
     
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    Smelly tele Loiterers!
     
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  34. skifree

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    Lurkers, lurkers you buffoon.;)
     
  35. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    The Dinner Place Guardian.
     
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    A face within a torso!
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    The Escape.
     
  38. Telemark Phat

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    Yesterday @skifree and I went for a stroll up Chisenupuri followed by a beer by Yumoto hot spring and then a soak in Yukichichibu Onsen. It was great to go for a stroll and the 10cm of fresh wasn't too heavy by the time I managed to waddle up the hill. That onsen is great and I knew I was cooked when I started to nod off, even with snowflakes tickling my nose.

    Today was a training day at Rusutu. It's a good sized hill with much better fall lines than Niseko and the groomers were soft and grippy. Another great day.


    Pretty view


    @skifree skiing


    Froggy Beer, onegiri and hot spring


    Shiribetsu is pretty


    Tasty little fishies
     
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  39. skifree

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    The Hanozono @Normo was a bit Fast, could get a decent pic.:)
     
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    Hangover DT shakes young man!?
     
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  41. skifree

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    Can neither confirm nor deny.
     
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  42. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hanozono. Breezey up top, nice lower down, snow is opposite.
     
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    Youtai, The Obligatory Picture.
     
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    Old School Telemark Is Alive at Niseko.
     
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    Froff Life A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks quiet
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just how I like it, it’s still the busiest place I’ve skied this trip. Busy enough to need to keep your eyes peeled.
     
  47. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah, It Is Quiet.

    But not so quiet that the 1000M Hut didn’t run out of Hot Buns before I dropped in.:blb:
     
  48. skifree

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    The Run Of The Day was skiers left of the Pizza Box. Classic Wind Blown Across the Groomer. I was channeling my inner @robbo mcs who would have sniffed it out earlier than I.

    On the ungroomed under the Pizza Boxes was good fun as well, dunno why everyone was ignoring it. The was not toooo brutal, by Oz standards.
     
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    Heart Vs Speed, Speed Won.
     
  50. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    A Telemarker or two has to Eat.

    And contrary to popular opinion muesli does not feature.
     
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