More sunshine throughout the day made for a great time in the backcountry. Black Diamond Tours sent another couple of groups up Mt. Yotei and reported awesome conditions on the mid-mountain and in the crater. Even at Rusutsu there were some freshies to be had.
Increasing clouds throughout the day and turning into snow in the evening. Snow should continue through the weekend.
Conditions Observed at Black Diamond Tours weather plot (250m) at 420pm
New snow in the last 24 hours: 0 cm
Total snow at base: 170 cm
Heading into the backcountry? Read the official Niseko Avalanche Report to assess conditions.