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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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Feb 8th – 30cm fresh at Cortina

Half of Morino and Wadano lodge joined us today for a day of lapping easy trees at Cortina. Once again the snow gods smile on Cortina which gets a decent 30cm since yesterday morning whilst Hakuba village only gets 5 or 10cm Thanks to Heikki, and the Finns, staying at Wadano lodge for their pics!

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