killclimbz: I know... I wish I had some pics of the descent, but it was the first real backcountry (aside from the Niseko peak if that counts) any of us had done, so we were kind of blown away by how good the riding was. If you ever make it over here, I hear Hakkoda has amazing backcountry. I'm hoping to make it out there next season.
oneplanka: I mean the can they had the bear in, of course
BigGame: Definitely try to make it up to Niseko/Hokkaido while you're here! The resorts here on Honshu just don't compare.
arsenic: The first time I took it out in powder, I was surprised at how well the SL-R handled it. If I'm planning on riding mostly powder, I put my bindings on the next to last set of holes. You don't even have to try to keep it floating.