Provided by: Explore Niseko (050-5309-6905), THoP, HBC & Iwanai Resort
The House of Powder/Hokkaido Backcountry Club:
Cat tours are one of the best ways to access the backcountry pow! If you aren’t too keen on hiking the back bowls of Mt Annupuri-Niseko, Chisenupuri is just a 20min drive. With a pick up service from your Niseko accomodation from 08:00, you’ll be driven through the scenic mountain ranges and arrive at your destination, more commonly known by the locals as Chise.
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A few of my babies, who I grew close to over these past 5 months in Niseko, have finally left/are leaving.
I just had to say my goodbyes with this sexy ciggie butt brain this morning
And then just another to Geoffles, who’s leaving tomorrow morning.
Goodbyes suck. But I know they are going to have the time of their lives living it up an Japan and am super happy for them! Till next time, much love <3
OH BABY! First ride for the season! So happy to get my snow legs back. Bit wobbly at the start, did a couple of cartwheels. But the powder! THE POWDER!
Here’s a bonus pic of Woodley the powder lion of Niseko =PPhoto credit to the sexiest kiwi in the world, @hayd0ss
Wow, it has been amazing how re-energized and psyched for the winter I have become in these 2-3 short weeks my family came to visit. I have really taken for granted the preciousness and passive encouragement that comes from being around the people whom I care/love and who care for and love me back.
I have family and friends pretty much visiting Niseko (and me too!) every month this winter. Not many people who work here can say that. I feel very blessed to have people in my life who take the time to visit me (even though their main goal is the mountain =P). I also was informed this week that my two best mates are coming to Niseko for THREE weeks!! =D I didn’t get to spend much time with them last winter, so I can’t wait to see them this time round <3 much love
*come at me bro!* I am ready AND psyched for the winter hectic-ness! I hope to see you all in Niseko this winter ( ^___^ )v
This week’s results are dismal! I didn’t even bother taking any comparison photos.. I am currently on a 2 week holiday.. food holiday in Singapore XD hahah
This week I had 5 Freeletics sessions, that I squeezed into 3 days as I was travelling, and just didn’t really have much time… My Week 10 Freeletics coach sessions were:
- Atlas (42:05*)
- Ares (10:00), SplitLungeMAX (90*)
- Hyperion (23:28)
- Atlas (41:52*)
- Ares (09:09), SplitLungeMAX (95*)
I combined Atlas, Ares and SplitMAX into one day sessions. Unfortunately, I did not have access to a pullup bar/surface, so I had to complete Ares with either raised pushups or tricep dips.
Needless to say, my structured eating went out the window!
Nothing too drastic to my meals this week. I had a cheat meal at Kamimura (1 Michelin Star) for my birthday though! Thank you Midori no Ki! =D I love my company heheApart from that, introduced edamame beans back into me diet. Oh how I love edamameee
This weekend was Kutchan’s biggest event of the year! じゃが祭り! (Jaga Matsuri, Potato Festival, Potato Party, NO POTATO NO LIFE!)
Kutchan Town is famous for potatoes. Their mascot is Jagata-kun, a skiing potato! If you visit Hirafu in the winter, you might see him all around the village!
Unfortunately, we didn’t get to the festival until quarter to 8, as Ali-chan had to work till 7. I didn’t get to see Jagata-kun mucking abt =( I did get to see the 1,000 people dance, that obstructed me to food/second dinner/Elvis Kebab. Also, my favourite ginger in the whole entire world, Ali-chan, got forced by an ojichan to participate in the dance! =P
I did eat potatoes! But I forgot to take a pic cause I got distracted by this guy!I have not seen him for yonks! Woodley, you’re so cute!
And, as per all Japanese festivals, fireworks to end the night!