The Last Resort

After a huge season Nakayama-toge Ski Ground the last resort to remain open in Hokkaido finally closed for the season yesterday. Nakayama-toge literally means mountain pass and is located approximately half way between the center of Sapporo city and Niseko.

Nakayama-toge Ski Ground, 2 June 2013

Nakayama-toge Ski Ground, 2 June 2013

With blue skies, no wind and temperatures in the low 20’s a lot of people out making the most it in the perfect weather. A single lift was operating with skiers and boarders weaving their way down as best they could.
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A deep tan, 2 June 2013

A deep tan, 2 June 2013

The mogul course was popular – wow!

Go team, 2 June 2013

Go team, 2 June 2013

Group run, 2 June 2013

Group run, 2 June 2013

In the zone, 2 June 2013

In the zone, 2 June 2013

There were lots of BBQ’s in action at the base of the resort – good times.

BBQ weather in Nakayama-toge, 2 June 2013

BBQ weather in Nakayama-toge, 2 June 2013

Monoskier! 2 June 2013

Monoskier! 2 June 2013

Slushy Moguls, 2 June 2013

Slushy Moguls, 2 June 2013

Alpine snowboarder hitting the moguls, 2 June 2013

Alpine snowboarder hitting the moguls, 2 June 2013

Yuki and Makio, 2 June 2013

Yuki and Makio, 2 June 2013

Floating a slow 360, 2 June 2013

Floating a slow 360, 2 June 2013

That's how it's done, 2 June 2013

That’s how it’s done, 2 June 2013

The jump looked tricky with a rutted out run in making it difficult to get enough speed then on the landing riders had to take a sharp left and then a sharp right to make it out.

Low rider, 2 June 2013

Low rider, 2 June 2013

Tough run in and a tough run out! 2 June 2013

Tough run in and a tough run out! 2 June 2013

Birds eye view, 2 June 2013

Birds eye view, 2 June 2013

Mogul Man, 2 June 2013

Mogul Man, 2 June 2013

Chillaxing - Mt.Yotei and Mt.Annupuri in the distance, 2 June 2013

Chillaxing – Mt.Yotei and Mt.Annupuri in the distance, 2 June 2013

Shirts off weather, 2 June 2013

Shirts off weather, 2 June 2013

There are lot’s more images to check out from the Powdershots Gallery. Nakayama-toge has been open since the 10 Nov!!!! Do the maths…. nearly 7 months?!? Now that the last resort has closed in Hokkaido the 360niseko team will publish out final snow report data shortly. How much snow did fall in Niseko Hirafu again?

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