With the start of a new month it seemed like a good time to head over to Niseko Annupuri Ski Ground for some fresh tracks on the groomed runs.
Fogged out, 1 May 2013
Niseko Annupuri Nook, 1 May 2013
Despite the foggy condions we headed up Niseko Gondola at 8:30.
Niseko Annupuri – first tracksters, 1 May 2013
Niseko Annupuri Gondola Ride, 1 May 2013
The visability ended up not being too bad at about 100m, our first tracks down Utopia were amazing. Silky fast turns on the un-tracked spring corn!
Fantastic spring corn snow, 1 May 2013
After a quick run all the way back to base on the 2nd run we ventured up higher from the top of the gondola and caught the Jumbo Pair Lift # 4 and were surprised to find 2cm of fresh snow at the top!!
Fresh! 1 May 2013
2cm of fresh snow on the Champion ski run, 1 May 2013
Fresh snow, 1 May 2013
Niseko Annupuri snow depth under the Jumbo Pair Lift #4, 1 May 2013
Needless to say – great turns down Champion.
On a more serious note it was sobering to read the Niseko Avalanche Information next to Gate 2 detailing the recent full depth avalanches in the region.
Avalanche information signs near gate 2, 1 May 2013
Osawa full depth avalanche information that occurred on the 17th of April, 1 May 2013
Full depth avalanche information that occurred on the 20th April, 1 May 2013
Avalanche information – danger zones, 1 May 2013
Stay safe out there and have fun.