What's in this Area?
Submitted By: Katy VanDamme on April 27, 2010
Administrator: Katy VanDamme
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The south shoulder is one of the more difficult faces of Russell peak, because even though there are more options, there are also a lot more dangers. There are tight couliors, cliffs, and lots of exposure if the snow is not right. Depending upon the conditions, these lines can be completely filled in, or very exposed. They heat up pretty quick due to the sun in the spring, so you want to be careful up there. If you want to ski the south shoulder and you need an escape route, look south to Oatmeal Bowl for other options.[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.