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I've been looking at options for some slackcountry/ easy backcountry in early Feb (7th-). Some of the reviews of the terrain accessed from the number 5 romance lift (the top lift) sounded very appealing. The in bounds sounds a little mellow but as it's the start of the trip I'm sure we'll enjoy a warm up run or three. But looking further it seems that lift (also called Kagura Pair Lift No. 5) is not actually open in early Feb. Was this the case this year? If it is the case is there anything there to appeal to a crew that likes the getting into the trees and some easy back country (on snowboar
Two weeks till our 2014 trip and the snow stalking and general frothing at the mouth is in full swing. One of the things I always like to do is start reading the area/avi reports to get an idea of what condition the snow pack is is. This was in today's niseko now avalanche report: "The upper sections of Annupuri West Ridge are often glare ice, ice crust and generally very difficult snow conditions. Yesterday Hirafu Patrol rescued a guided tour customer on West Ridge. This is no place for guides to be taking customers. If you want to ride the west face and sidewalls please take the North
pulce88 posted a topic in Snow talk, trip reports, Japan avalanche & backcountryhello, for Christmas I got a new attack from the backcountry, the new dynafit radical. I have to admit that it is a great product, secure, lightweight, comfortable and above can give you more control downhill. http://www.dynafit.com/it/product/attacchi/tlt-radical-ft-110mm-z12 you have you tried? What do you think?? Ciaoo!!! have a good powder day"!!!!
I will be in Hokkaido until January 27 and then again Feb 9 - 17 and I am really keen on exploring the lift accessed backcountry at Asahidake for a day or two. It looks truly epic. The problem for me is I am not keen on doing a solo mission exploring the area. If anyone one with backcountry knowledge and experience, and has and knows how to use the proper equipment is keen to hook up to explore the area together, during the time I am in Hokkaido it would be fantastic. Another option which I would perfer is to hire a guide/guiding service for a day trip at Asahidake, but usually guiding ser