It started snowing the night before and it was snowing all morning so there was great powder.
Washigatake opens at 5am and I got a 6am start so I was one of the first to hit the fresh snow. There isn't much of a wait so early in the morning, but it is COLD! The wait for lifts started getting a bit longer around 930am or so, but I already had 3 1/2 hours under my belt.
I seem to be trashing a lot of places recently but I was especially annoyed by a couple of things in this place. One was the tracks that the snow machines left in the ice, most especially on the black runs. They were rectangular slots cut into the surface and sent me over on the steepest bits.
The other major issue was the sheer number of people sitting on the slopes all over the place. I know this is a common