Season Opener – Niseko Local Rules

Yesterday all of the gates opened for the first time this season allowing access to deep creamy dreamy fast untouched powder fields all over Niseko United .

Reading the avalanche report at the top of King #4 Lift, 26 December 2013

Reading the avalanche report at the top of King #4 Lift, 26 December 2013

Gate 3 is the jewel in the crown allowing access to the The “Peak” Hike. Although the visibility wasn’t great it didn’t matter because the snow was!

Into the void, 26 December 2013

Into the void, 26 December 2013

Thumbs up on the "Peak", 26 December 2013

Thumbs up on the “Peak”, 26 December 2013

Low visibility great snow, 26 December 2013

Low visibility great snow, 26 December 2013

Opening up, 26 December 2013

Opening up, 26 December 2013

Dreamy creamy, 26 December 2013

Dreamy creamy, 26 December 2013

Dreamy creamy x 2,  26 December 2013

After one stellar run with Ruairidh off the peak i bumped into Winne from Niseko Physio and did a run through gate 4 together.

Winnie finds some fresh pow, 26 December 2013

Winnie finds some fresh pow, 26 December 2013

Pow wow, 26 December 2013

Pow wow, 26 December 2013

Tracked out but still awesome - Winnie puts in another deep track, 26 December 2013

Tracked out but still awesome – Winnie puts in another deep track, 26 December 2013

It is important to note that although the gates are open anyone entering the gates does so at their own risk. It is recommended that anyone using the gates has appropriate backcountry safety gear – beacon, shovel and probe at least. Please follow the local Niseko rules which give us the right to access amazing snow through Niseko’s own unique gate system.

Fresh tracks out of gate 5, 26 December 2013

Fresh tracks out of gate 5, 26 December 2013

Looking to get some great powder shots during your trip to Niseko then get in touch with Powdershots Niseko who shoot on mountain photo tours and can also join back country tours run by professional guiding companies.

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