Kudo san riding the deepest powder possible without needing a snorkel

Just 15 centimetres of new snow. The perfect excuse to ride abandoned bottomless ski resorts.

Japan is littered with abandoned ski resorts. There are two within a couple of kilometres of Madarao. Sympathetigue (possibly a spelling error) is below Madarao on the way back to Iiyama. It only has two lifts and we rode one of the lift lines today in insanely deep bottomless joy powder. The terrain is super fun. Think small pillow line.

Cold temps today at -6 degrees. We have a couple of very light snow days coming up and a lot of people in the village are going to try and get on top of snow clearing before the next storm on Thursday.

Pic today is Kudo san proving deep is no obstacle to joy even when you forget you snorkel...

Posted on Sun 03 January 2021