Posts Tagged: Powder

Hakuba is open!

The long wait for snow is over and with a hefty dump last night, Happo and Tsugaike opened for the 2016/17 winter season! Free Manju cookies were handed out by the Hakuba mascot as the first lifts started rolling at 11am. About 10cm in the valley translated into 35cm of medium dry fresh on the… Read more »

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Hakuba – Powder, Peaks and Pillows

Hakuba and the three P’s – Peaks, Pillows and Pow. Travis Rice has summed up in three words, why we couldn’t leave this wonderful valley we call home! Outfootage from Travis rice’s new movie, The fourth phase, show’s him having a blast in Hakuba. Flying through powder in the Cortina trees, slaying roadside pillow lines… Read more »

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February 23rd – Hakuba Backcountry North faces still good!

A nice touring hike today despite mixed resort conditions. Hiked up the first peak and then dropped into a nice north facing sheltered chute then up the next peak and down through perfectly spaced trees. Conditions were great in the chute as no sun had got in there! Not so good conditions on the 2nd… Read more »

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Feb 10th/11th – Are randomly spaced trees really random?

Or do they exhibit fractally generated spacing by natural iterative processes that the brain is able to compute and predict…Something to ponder when hurtling through them. Have you ever tried skiing through a plantation? Here are some more pics of randomly spaced trees from the Finns. Conditions have been great and another 40cm is coming… Read more »

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