Four days in Furano have treated us well. Though the skiing was lacking in comparison to Rusutsu, it was well made up for in food. Days centered around sushi, pastries, and hot drinks proved quite enjoyable. And we did manage a trip up nearby Asahidake, thanks to a chain of emails and two American expats, for the deepest turns of the trip so far.
Tomorrow we are bound for six days of backcountry skiing and soaking at an onsen (hot-spring) on Tokachidake, an active volcano across the valley.