Wednesday 21 March 2018
By Rod at 730am JST
Up and ADAM folks as this morning dawns as possibly the clearest and most calm of this winter - Not a cloud in the sky, no wind at base with a 5-10k whisper at top. All lifts open and would expect all gates ( bar G11 ) good to go across the entire 4 mountains of Grand Hirafu.
Temps presently of minus 5c at top with neg 1 at base. An Absolute Cracker Blue Bird on 450-500cm base..mid to upper mountain with a dusting of snow overnight and 1-2cm on the hill that fell in pulses throughout yesterday.
Extra caution is now crucial for touring, back country and some inbound areas already affected by deep glide cracks - The spring thaw is widening the cracks meaning things are on the move folks with full depth base slides a serious issue if you're caught up in one letting go at the wrong time...
The lead up to Easter week looks awesome with tomorrow Thursday being the only day dotted with overcast skies - From Friday the maps and models show days of sunshine and blue sky to dominate our region - A Champagne week of turns in the sunshine on approach so have fun and stay safe.
Have a Great day of Turns – Keep a Cool Head - Ski Wise and Stay Focused..
Keep your eye on the red buttons below via our Niseko App around 830am to see what opens and for the latest updates and information for gates.
Always keep out of roped and closed areas and adhere to the Niseko Rules. Read the avalanche report - Don't break boundaries or go into strictly forbidden terrain. This information will help keep you safer up there - Red button below along with our quick links to lifts status and The Niseko Rules.
Equip yourself adequately with the tools and safety gear if heading out the gates or touring plans. Strong caution advised whenever stepping outside legal gate access or skinning / touring back country. Be smart - Living is good
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