I caught the lift across then up and skied along a traverse to get some fresh tracks. I jumped down the hill and bingo! Fresh snow up to my neck! Its an amazing feeling turning with the snow billowing around your shoulders. This was a deep pocket of fresh snow. It was cold, I wore almost every layer of clothing I had.
After a few runs it was tracked out so I headed further across and met Boyd and Steve from NZ who were skiing some nice runs with fresh snow through trees. I spent the rest of the day skiing with them enjoying the excellent snow.
There was so much frantic skiing I didn't take any photos, but I will add some video when I edit it.
This was the powder snow that Rusutsu and Hokkaido are famous for, we weren't disappointed.
Dave, Lou and I had dinner at the Lamp House restaurant in the Travelodge - another all-you-can-eat lamb and chicken do it yourself grill - which hit the spot.
The next day was a beauty too . . .
|Boyd, Dave and Steve|