Even though this has been a huge snow (yuki) year for Niseko, the season is almost over and everyone is heading out of town. All the tourists (tsurisuto) are gone! We had a huge storm come through the past few days which has deposited quite a lot of snow. Today I was able to get fresh tracks on each lap of the hill which hasn’t happened since early December.
I will be sticking around Niseko for another couple of weeks as there is still lots of work to do (cleaning, car rentals, restaurant, more cleaning, so much cleaning, shovelling). I tore my MCL so I have been taking it slightly easier. It was only a grade 1 tear so I should be back to 100% at the end of the month (tsuki).
This is two pictures (pikucha) of the same sign. The one on the left (hidari) was taken in early February. The one on the right (migi) was taken in late February. It’s still snowing!
Below is a picture of me trying to unjam my bindings/an unintentional Amer Sports ad. I wonder if this will be a problem I will have in BC where there is much less snow and it is warmer.I should probably post reviews of some of the gear I used this season. Some of it is getting destroyed. Today my Gore’tex pants started leaking through the bum.
And here is a photo of me in December on the first day it was sunny (hareta):