Local snowboarder and JSA ambassador Shun has sent us through these photos and a report.
Their hike up to Tokachidake began at 9 and they arrived at an evacuation hut on the mountain around 11. It was a nice sunny day to enjoy climbing and chatting with friends.
The bear foot prints. The mini kicker.
Where else would you rather be?
Shun's last day of snowboarding last year wasn't until July.
Thanks for the report, Shun!