Blizzard conditions persist across Japan today as the sea effect snow pattern continues to dominate the weather setup. Nearly a Meter of snow is expected to fall just through Friday on top of the snow base that has already accumulated through the past several days. The largest snow base via JMA is in Aomori where up to 237cm of snow is on the ground. Yet some ski resorts in Hokkaido are reporting nearly 300cm. Just through the past 24hrs some areas have picked up 60cm plus of fresh snowfall. Of course this has made for some amazing powder conditions for those fortunate enough to be on the slopes mid-week it has also resulted in dangerous avalanche conditions and travel weather. Pretty much all south facing exposed slopes in central Honshu are under a moderate to considerable risk of Avalanche following this weeks heavy loading from the fresh snow. Unless you are going somewhere you know very well or staying on moderate slopes I would recommended not heading in to the back country anytime soon.