This was my second visit. The first one was a few years back and it was so windy that I couldn't enjoy a thing.
This time was different. Still windy, but alternating with sun, snow, blue skies, dense clouds, and heavy snow.
We got tickets for Grand Hirafu, but boarded the actual slope only once. Most of the time we hiked up to the very top and boarded the slopes left of Hanazono. Fantastic powder. Unfortunately about a couple hundred people got