As the 2016/2017 season draws to a close I think we can safely conclude that it was one of the worst seasons ever for Niseko with less than 8m of cumulative snowfall. Was lucky enough to squeeze out 3 pow days out of my week there in Feb 2017.
Pretty scary going on my first solo trip but in the end I made some great new ski buddies- Forever alone no more!
Chitose is one of the best airports to “lepak” (loiter) at while waiting for the ski bus- One stop shop for all Hokkaido goodies!
I normally avoid all-inclusive resorts but since I was going solo I decided to join a group trip organized by YMCA Outdoors Singapore. Thankfully I met some other fun-loving solo travellers on the trip and overall we had a great four days with some 30cm of new snow. Loved the resort (ski area), hated the hotel.
Snowboarding knee-deeps with a cracked rib and a bit of lost-and-found drama marks the grand finale of a fab week.
First time ever on skis and this definitely went wayyyyy better than my first time on a snowboard. Geez, I could have saved myself all that angst over the years.
Bluebird day gets disrupted by my first battle with a tree.