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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. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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  2. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    Night time XC skiing looks possible :)
     
  3. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    XC skiing there looks really good indeed :)
     
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  4. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've been on the tools this past week and haven't had time for photos, and we all know a TR post needs photos. Today I saw something so exceptional I had to take a photo.

    The last week was Winter, followed by Spring, then rain and today turned back to snow. Everyone has left, staff don't have work and businesses have been closing early.


    Alpen was dirt this morning

    This is the amazing thing.


    Family run completely empty at 2:00 pm.
     
  5. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh my GOD!!
    It’s like mid April... or later o_O
    Unreal.
     
  6. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Due @skifree going home and my to on snow work running courses and exams this TR sure did taper off quickly. The last couple of days have been very spring like with less and less people here every day. Cold snow overnight had been transformed each day by above zero temps. I've heard rumours of the lifts closing after this weekend from the few staff who are still here. I fly home tonight and my biggest puzzle is how to convince my 78 year old mum in Sydney to leave my car keys out so I can get home without possibly infecting her with the defining factor of this trip, noone here due to COVID-19.

    A couple of pretty pics from the last couple of days


    Exam day Freshies


    Yotei sunrise


    Sad windscreen wipers
     
  7. snowgum

    snowgum One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well done TP - sounds like you just squeezed your trip in time? :cool::skier:

    Aussie is nutty at the moment - don’t rush back! :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Chitose is spooky quiet.


    Departure Board


    No check in for you.
     
  9. skifree

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

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    My flight was the only, only, only flight from International. As you say, spooky.

    Bummer about the new inter terminal being sterile compared to the bustle & ramble of the old domestic one.
     
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  10. snowgum

    snowgum One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    now that’s spooky!
     
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  11. usedtacould

    usedtacould Hard Yards

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    great TR thanks
     
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