What's in this Area?
Submitted By: Katy VanDamme on April 27, 2010
Administrator: Katy VanDamme
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Goatfinger Couloir is fairly wide, has a bit of a double fall line, and can reach 50 degrees at the top (although when we skied it, it did not exceed 43 degrees). Although not an extreme line, it is still a serious undertaking that requires expert ski abilities and advanced snow climbing/mountaineering skills. It is rated D9-D10.
Goatfinger is a major avalanche path and requires very stable snow to be skied safely.[more]
Japan is an untapped resource for many backcountry users. The terrain is great, the days are long, and the snow has been really good in the last few years. More and more recently people are getting out skiing off-piste in japan, and there is a lot to explore still!Japan
How to Get There
Go west or east, and you will get there. You will want to fly into Tokyo for your first international flight, and then you can hop around the island.