After bad weather in Cairns ( 2 hour delay) and a 2 hour delay in clearing immigration in Tokyo we were greeted by snow falling as we landed in Sapporo. The snow got heavier as we approached Hirafu and the manager at our apartments said there had been around 45 cms in the last 24 hrs.

Went to Senchou restaurant for dinner and had lots of great Japanese food washed down with Japanese beer. We walked home in knee deep powder snow – cant wait for tomorrow to start skiing.

Cathy outside our apartments – check out the snow on the roof behind her
Our apartments in the background. The lights are on the ski hill for night skiing.