What's in this Area?
Submitted By: Katy VanDamme on April 27, 2010
Administrator: Katy VanDamme
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The couloir is skiable from summit to bottom (1200+ feet), however, when we skied it we entered the couloir from a side inlet 200' below the summit as a sizable cornice existed at the top. The upper pitch can reach 50 degrees, but the majority of the couloir is sustained 45. The bulk of the couloir is fairly shaded from the sun, except for the top 100', so an early start is prudent. No narrow chokes exist and the majority of the couloir is wide at roughly 30', but it does have a double fall line.[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.