28. August 2022
Just who can come into Japan at the moment and what are the requirements? We look at who is eligible and what the outlook is like for winter 22/23.
24. August 2022
That is the big question at the moment and one for which nobody has a definitive answer. We look at the present situation in Japan with Covid and recent developments that might signal borders opening.
· 30. April 2022
How do you go about choosing a guide, or guiding operation in an exotic place like Japan? I will present some factors to consider when making this decision that might make the difference between a good trip and a great trip.
· 24. April 2022
During the long Covid border closures we went searching for new backcountry terrain. Why did we go on our search? Hokkaido is covered in mountains, like the rest of Japan and copious amounts of snow. What did we find?
Season 2021/22 has started and we have been out in our backcountry terrain checking the snow coverage. In this particular terrain we have a great base, so it is shaping up to be a great ski season!
· 28. April 2021
During the Covid season of 2020/21 we went searching for deep Hokkaido powder in an isolated backcountry zone.
· 01. March 2018
Skiing the live volcano of Mt Tokachi at the southern end of the Daisetsuzan National Park can be one of the best ski days you have in Hokkaido.
· 11. February 2018
Skiing powder down to a remote fishing town on the west coast of Hokkaido.
· 04. February 2018
I was invited to join a day out with Otoe Cat in Central Hokkaido. This is my experience.
· 23. January 2018
A day's backcountry skiing on Furanodake in the Tokachidake area of Daisetsuzan National Park