On the way to backcountry…..

We found some 15 cm of new snow in the Otari backcountry this morning, which at the 6 cm/hr rate of snowfall at -10°C became 30-40 cm of new fluff for our last run. After two warm days, winter's usual steady snowfall has returned to Hakuba!

Small house in the Kita Otari hills, where it REALLY snows!

Hakuba backcountry today - cold dry snow falling thickly in the forest.

Photos by Bill Glude