A blue-bird day on Mt Youtei.

The weather couldn’t be better. Yes, you could ask for 30cm of fresh a night so we can all ski pow in the resort, but the sun has given us the opportunity for some great back country days.

We hit Youtei this week with a small group of us. Joey, Oscar and Watkin and I on a perfect blue bird day….

This is what we saw…

Youtei's Crater - untracked perfection.

Youtei's Crater - untracked perfection.

First Line into the crater - Bevan and Yuki (the dog)!

First Line into the crater - Bevan and Yuki (the dog)!

Does this need a caption?

Does this need a caption?

The view back to Annupuri

The view back to Annupuri

Ski in - ski out.

Ski in - ski out.

Watkin, switching it up into the crater.

Watkin, switching it up into the crater.

Watkin. luvin' it.

Watkin. luvin' it.

Watkin's first two hits into the crater. Bevan and Yuki's line (right)

Watkin's first two hits into the crater. Bevan and Yuki's line (right)

Watkin - a casual Japan 3.

Watkin - a casual Japan 3.

Yuki - frothing on freshies.

Yuki - frothing on freshies.

Summiting - and thinking about an ice axe purchase!

Summiting - and thinking about an ice axe purchase!

Dropping in... two?

Dropping in... two?

Joey - sending it.

Joey - sending it.

The 'nar zone.

The 'nar zone.

Trekking out from the crater.

Trekking out from the crater.

Oscar - sending it.

Oscar - sending it.

A sweet day on top of Youtei.

A sweet day on top of Youtei.

Checking out our tracks from the run down.

Checking out our tracks from the run down.