Route 66 to Iwanai road closed until 28 April 2012

Early this morning I went to climb Mt. Chisenupuri from the car park that’s located 830m up the mountain, as I drove up the Route 66 mountain pass there was a few centimetres of snow on the road. When I arrived at the car park I was greeted by two guys from the Hokkaido Development Bureau who advised they were closing the road at 8am and I should not start my climb!

Chisenupuri Carpark at 830m 18 October 2011

Chisenupuri Carpark at 830m 18 October 2011.

The road is closed today but may re-open. But it will be closed for the whole winter from 29 October 2011 until 28th April 2012, but this does mean that the snow is on it’s way and people will soon be hiking up the road to ride back down the mountain on their ski’s and snowboards, game on!

Route 66 to Iwanai road closed 18 October 2011

Route 66 to Iwanai road closed 18 October 2011.

Route 66 to Iwanai road closed sign 18 October 2011

Route 66 to Iwanai road closed from 29 October 2011 to 28 April 2012.

If you want to keep up to date on Hokkaido travel news check out the Hokkaido Development Bureau website.

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