Hello again, Gerry here! I was very surprised when it snowed recently, but also very happy as I am looking forward to snowboarding again this winter. Last year was my first season so I hope to improve a lot this year. I spent most of my free time in October hiking, playing golf or relaxing in hot springs. Last weekend I hiked up Mount Moiwa. It was very beautiful with the autumn colours but I should have started earlier in the day. When I was coming down it was dark and scary-next time I`d better take a torch or start earlier! Hope you are looking forward to a Hokkaido winter! Bye for now.