Friday 23 March 2018
By Rod at 730am JST
A pretty decent Spring Friday of weather on approach here in Niseko folks with some high cloud and lengthy periods of blue sky and sunshine. Temps are on the rise over the next week with sunshine and blue for 5 of the next 7 days and soon enough we'll have top to bottom Hokkaido corn - That mid morning transform cream out the gates up higher should be sweet.
Temps presently of minus 3c at top with +2 at base rising to 4-5c above zero by lunchtime. Light winds form the NNW ..5 > 15k base to top. Base pack depth mid to upper mountain is deep at 400-450cm and with around 200cm at base. Plenty of snow pack as we approach Easter week holidays and a great run of Spring weather. Pack the sunscreen and dark lens and get amongst it.
Have a Great day of Turns – Keep a Cool Head - Ski Wise and Stay Focused..
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..
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