Our local snowboarder Shun went back country snowboarding in Asahidake on March 18th. He got on a ropeway at 9. The weather was nice and sunny, not much wind. It was a great start of the perfect day. There are some spots that you see smoke coming out of the volcano. He had a few powder runs and the condition started getting bad. By the time he went down to the bottom, it was 5 o'clock. He went to onsen after that.