Riding with Bear Spray

After a few days of seeing family, we packed up the truck and drove across the plains to visit our friends Zach and Grete in Whitefish, MT. The snow seemed to follow us from Japan and we were treated to some of the best snow Whitefish had seen all season. Continue reading Riding with Bear Spray

The Big City

After almost a month in our campervan, it was time to say goodbye. We spent our final evening in the van watching the sunset over Mt. Fuji. The next few days would be spent in one of the largest cities in the world. Continue reading The Big City

Touring around Furano

While Niseko boasts many options for touring or in-bounds riding, it’s not the Japan we came to see. The base area of Niseko might as well be Aspen or Vail, just with a few more noodle options and Australians. Additionally, with so many Westerners flocking to the area (us included) English is widely spoken and businesses accommodate to travellers. It’s too easy and comfortable, taking the adventure out of the whole experience. Continue reading Touring around Furano

Sapporo Brewing, Snow Festival and Ramen!

When we first started planning our trip to Japan, I noticed that it lined up with the Sapporo Snow and Ice Festival. The festival is arguably one of the best in Japan and draws more than two million visitors, so naturally we had to check it out! After a day of skiing the legendary Japanese powder we headed to Sapporo, Japan’s fifth largest city.

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