Keep the Faith! Powder riding in Niseko.

With the the recent warm weather in Niseko and spring melt naturally people have been wondering if the dream is over for another winter…can we expect more powder?
We decided to delve into the archives over the last few years and take a look…..we like what we see!

Ian Mackenzie enjoying some late season powder in Strawberry Fields Hanazono, 15 March 2009

Ian Mackenzie enjoying some late season powder in Strawberry Fields Hanazono, 15 March 2009

Trevor Ponting emerging from the white room of the peak, 29 March 2010

Trevor Ponting emerging from the white room of the peak, 29 March 2010

Trevor Ponting of the peak, 29 March 2010

Trevor Ponting of the peak, 29 March 2010

Tom Costa in control off the peak, 29 March 2010

Tom Costa in control off the peak, 29 March 2010

Invariably Niseko get’s hit by warm fronts and the seasonal weather patterns change but the chances are we can expect more powder this season if the last few years are anything to go by.

Matt Hampton deep in Hirafu's Miharashi, 10 March 2011

Matt Hampton deep in Hirafu’s Miharashi, 10 March 2011

Dan Marion in the Niseko Backcountry, 11 March 2011

Dan Marion in the Niseko Backcountry, 11 March 2011

Mike Richards setting up a pow turn in Hirafu's Miharashi, 23 March 2011

Mike Richards setting up a pow turn in Hirafu’s Miharashi, 23 March 2011

A happy pow smile - Hirafu, 23 March 2011

A happy pow smile – Hirafu, 23 March 2011

Trevor Ponting screaming down into the Mt.Annupuri backbowl - yeah Trev, 24 March 2011

Trevor Ponting screaming down into the Mt.Annupuri backbowl – yeah Trev, 24 March 2011

Clayton Kernaghan - late season avalanche barrier pow slash, 26 March 2012

Clayton Kernaghan – late season avalanche barrier pow slash, 26 March 2012

Soul carver Teru Yoshioka in the groove - Hirafu, 5 April 2012

Soul carver Teru Yoshioka in the groove – Hirafu, 5 April 2012

Ken Shimizu laying out a turn on the Super Course - Hirafu, 7 April 2012

Ken Shimizu laying out a turn on the Super Course – Hirafu, 7 April 2012

Last season we had incredible powder into the 2nd week of April. The video below was shot on the 6th and 8th of April. Keep the faith!

  1. Great story and pics Glen. Monday March 11 is looking very promising.

    Rodo

    • Thanks Rodo. This weekend has delivered some serious snow…here’s hoping the wind calms down soon!

  2. Saskia says:

    Yeeehhhhaaaaa! Thanks for the timely post! We are heading to Niseko with the kids March 17 and hoping to still get to see some lovely powder and get some fresh snow – fingers crossed! You’ve helped me feel positive that it may happen!!

    • Hi Saskia, You are welcome. Chances are good you and the family will catch some pristine Niseko powder after the 17th. Stay positive.

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