Busiest day so far in Asahidake, but good vibes, good vis and great snow. The queues were very long extending out the building, and the mountain was very well skied, not a meter untouched by 3pm. Tired legs, no lunch but big smiles!
Searching for soft snow up high with Jonas and Cyril for a couple of days was super fun. We hiked and earned some turns in Tokachi then went north to check out Asahidake. Took them to all my favourite places which all had the same name. Been there done that – get the t-shirt… Thanks … More Gallery 11,13.1.20 Tokachi & ASD
Every now and then we get a group of skiers who are on another level of fitness and shredability. This is day 3 of having such a group, it’s a go hard and go home kind of trip. After a light sprinkle of snow over the previous 24 hours, we had a reasonable amount of … More Gallery 7.1.20 Furano
A collection of pics taken on ASD between 4-5 Jan. Both days were snowy although the first night there was considerable wind effect on the snow pack (dense and heavy), the second night with less wind (soft and fluffy). Amazing how the snow can change in 24 hours. Two completely different experiences on powder days. … More Gallery 4-5.1.20 ASD
Low visibility is almost the norm in Asahidake. Since Ninja Powder is kinda like a pow-loving Jedi, with the force we head into the white out for some powder slaying. Today we reignite the season with a trio of European skiers in some serious Hokkaido powder. The wind lips and exposed gullies/creeks are still worthwhile … More Gallery 3.1.2020 ASD
There’s no hiding the fact that this season has started with not a lot of snow. The snow piles along the sides of the roads are about a quarter of the volume as previous winters. For us we still have to recon locations and find out which areas are skiable and how much snow accumulation … More Gallery 2.1.2020 Recon Session
Here is a look at the snow season of 2019 without any skiing or snowboarding involved except when we were at the World Championship… Happy New Year all you alls!
We headed to Kurodake before the imminent mid winter closure today. With the calm before the storm and the warm front, it started off a lovely clear day with the summit in sight. We toured up to 1800m on reasonably grippy snow before the snow surface changed to more boot pack friendly. We called it … More Gallery 30.12.19 Kurodake
Junto is back! We planned to hit the NW ridge of Tokachi today, but since we were a little late there was no more parking space left. Plan B was a picnic and a walk in the valley. The snow was soft and fluffy up to just below 1500m. We didn’t see anyone except another … More Gallery 29.12.19 Tokachi