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mt fuji climb/ski TR

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nice one Ger :thumbsup: Was the snow really icy at the top or did it give somewhat?

It gave a little but it was really variable. It was basically chalky up top and in mid-mountain sections it was starting to re-freeze a bit. I expected a nice zone of perfect spring conditions but it was unpredictable. The bottom was probably the best.

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Based on what you saw, would it be possible to ski around Mt Fuji. ie start at one point on the top and descend like a cork screw around the mountain.

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Based on what you saw, would it be possible to ski around Mt Fuji. ie start at one point on the top and descend like a cork screw around the mountain.

Hmm.... If you really want a challenge, try scouting out a gnarly line down the west face. Try it mid-winter. Naked.

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Thanks for sharing.

I noticed Tuesday when I was at Fuji safari that Shizouka side had almost no snow on it.

Yamanashi side is still all white.

 

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Thanks for sharing.

I noticed Tuesday when I was at Fuji safari that Shizouka side had almost no snow on it.

Yamanashi side is still all white.

 

That's because Shizuoka side is south facing, is it not?

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Of course thats why but just saying it was brown.

Im used to seeing a white Fuji until well into June.

 

 

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Maybe you were looking at the wrong mountain, Snowdude. Let me just upload a couple more pics....

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Here's a pic of the true south side, taken last Saturday afternoon.

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Here's the parking lot at 2400 meters. There will be snow for a while yet.

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Great job Ger!! I've climbed it with the masses in the summer but would love to have a crack at it on a snowboard! How many boarders did you see there or was it mainly skiers?

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Roughly speaking, boarders, people on full length skis and people on mini-skis were evenly split. Mini skis, actually, didn't seem like such a bad option. Never thought I'd say that!

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Thanks for sharing.

I noticed Tuesday when I was at Fuji safari that Shizouka side had almost no snow on it.

Yamanashi side is still all white.

 

I guess I don't live in Shizuoka then considering how much snow there is on it now (btw, I do live in Shizuoka!)

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It's all jolly confusing!

 

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Are you all talking about the same island of Japan?

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