New videos from our documentary

We have completed some rough editing for some of our interviewees.  These will be enhanced further when the final DVD is released. Djan from Rhythm Skis & Snowboards Furano Mari san from the Furano Ski Host program Kojima San from Kojima Academy, Pension Snoflake Furano, Cafe Tirol and Tirol Lamb BBQ Check back soon – [...]

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Are the voices in your head calling, Doria?

Okay, I admit it – I’m a doria addict.  What is a doria you ask?  It’s a baked rice dish popular in Japan.  I am lead to believe that it has Italian origins, and if you google ‘doria’ you will find some good recipes.  Think Spanish paella, and you will be getting close to what we are [...]

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Pension Snow Flake, Cafe Tirol, Tirol Lamb BBQ, Kojima Academy & Kojima Academy Kids Park

If you’re thinking that’s quite a bit to cram into one title for a post, you’d be right.  But the simple fact is that former champion Alpine Snowboarder Kojima Hiasyuki has put his heart and soul into the businesses he runs at Furano.  In fact when we had the privilege to speak with Kojima san [...]

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Bar Ajito – Furano

Hi folks, We’ve mentioned Bar Ajito in a few previous posts and videos, but I wanted to take the time to send Nii the owner of Bar Ajito and his friendly staff Tomo & Miki a special thank-you. We stayed at Pension Furanui in Furano Village, and Bar Ajito was our “local”.  Furano itself has more [...]

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Enjoying the slopes at Tomamu

While enjoying the slopes at Tomamu, I stopped to smell the roses and whipped out my iPhone and took this photo.

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We’re back in Australia

Hey snow fans! Firsly we would like to apologise for the lack of update to the website over the last few days. We had some back to back day trips to satellite mountains around Furano, and had a very full schedule meeting with some key Furano personalities to interview and film for our website and [...]

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Days 6-10

Friday 5/2 was a rest day for us after a couple of very active days. We caught up on some sleep, had a late lunch and then an onsen. For dinner we jumped on the local bus and headed to Okonomiake Senja – a sensational restaurant run by a husband and wife team. Around the [...]

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Furano Day 5

We booked a snow mobiling trip for today.  Ni, our local publican come snow mobile guide picked us up from htoel Furanui at 8am in his minivan.  We dropped past another hotel and picked up 4 lads from Newcastle who were joining the tour. We made our way to Kamui and did a stint of [...]

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Furano Day 4

Today was one of the best filming days so far.  We managed to get a whole lot of quality helmet cam and stick cam footage which we will be uploading to the site shortly. We found some great drop offs and small kickers on the side of some runs in the Furano zone. Late in [...]

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Furano Day 3

Today was pretty chilled. We had to get some supplies from Furano town down the hill, so caught a taxi in. After wandering around town for a bit, we stopped for lunch in a nice little cafe. A full lunch including miso and side dishes and coffee for 2 was less than $17 – bargain. [...]

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Furano Day 2

With the morning of day 2 comes another fresh stash of powder. After a breakfast of eggs, salad and mashed potato, we make our way back to the top of Kitanomine Zone where we find our tracks from yesterday have been filled with fresh snow and we’re starting a new canvas. With the lure of [...]

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