A clear and mostly blue sky weekend shaping up here in Niseko with mild temps and low winds. Just a slight breeze from the SSW at base with 10-15k higher up. Temps currently 4c up top with 6c at base and set to rise towards lunchtime so the early groomers will hold the better carve.
The outlook has similar conditions for the next few days. Plenty of turns and season to go here in Niseko on a massive snow pack under the boards. Last lifts for Hirafu and Annupuri being May 6th ...Yes May 6th !
Two Tips for your day - 1) A good base wax for spring corn will help keep the turns fluent - 2) Back country glide cracks are letting go ! - Stay well clear of these hazards with strong advice to keep out of terrain traps / run out gullies.
Stay Safe and Focused - Please Obey and Respect The Niseko Rules.
Never Break Rope Lines - Closed Gates and Areas Deemed Out of Bounds by Patrol. Super Important. Keep your eye on the avalanche report for the latest back country gate access and updates. It's the red button below on this page.
Please Ride Wisely
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Mad March sales are here with 50% off outer wear, 30% off helmets and goggles and 20 % off EVERYTHING else at NBS Retail Shop at the base of Alpen Ridge Condominiums. Great opportunity to re-stock or add to your pack items to keep you snug and more safe !
Snow report information is compiled and interpreted from various Japanese weather sites and models made current for the day and the 3-5 day outlook. Snow fall 24hr periods are measured at approximately 730am daily in Hirafu Village base lifts and data from the avalanche report which indicates accumulations at both the base of Moiwa and the 1000metre level. Further on mountain observations are also included and like any ski resort, more intense snow accumulations occur at mid and upper mountain elevations of average approximations of 20%. These approximations are conservative. Hence, base lift depth historically speaking is almost 50% less on any given year than mid to top station snow pack.
Clear and mild Spring weekend of turns.