Furano

Hokkaido, Japan

ON THE GROUND REPORT

Mar 17 2020 10:05 AM: On this snowing-at-my-house Tuesday, we woke to 15cm at the top of the resort (base now 225cm up top, 60 at bottom) and no wind. Temp -9C at dawn. I'm heading up for a ski shortly. This will be my last report for the season if you don't mind, because it feels uncomfortable to promote tourism in a time of pandemic. If you're here in Hokkaido and feel like a ski, Furano resort is scheduled to be open through early May and that may happen but just call and check first. I will be here, that's the plan we reached in mid Feb when we could see this situation forming, so contact me anytime through socials. I'm easy to find. From Lucy, John and Grace Morrell and all the fab team who joined us at Alpine Backcountry Rental / guiding / Tomamu lodge this season, farewell, get your information from reputable sources, do as you're advised, and we look forward to seeing you in Furano.

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