How is it out there - January 2020

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How is it out there - January 2020

The conditions here in Niseko are almost back to normal with some big falls this month on top of a base that had seen consistent top ups over the last few weeks, big days and big smiles all around. We are now sitting on a solid 5 meter base. Don't get me wrong the tide is out a bit it but there is a surprising amount of snow on the mountain, most of the vegetation is covered and the skiing and riding have been great!

You may have heard some average reports about this winter but table belows shows just how this winter stacks against the last few seasons past. Significantly less than the last couple of years but not bad when compared to 16 /17.


Snowfall table
Not the best, not the worst, 2020's not bad! (Data form

The piste of course has been great for a few weeks now and for those willing to hike a little further than usual the rewards have been fantastic.


A hiking trail from the peak of Mt Annupuri
The familiar walk out from the peak of Mount Annupuri

It has taken longer than usual for Ski Patrol to open up the peak gates but the good news is all the gates are now open and new lines continue to open up with every new snow fall.


A snowboarder makes a deep turn in the tress
Plenty of powder for those willing to put in a little work!

There is now more snow in the forecast with some solid storms looking to roll in from Feb 3rd and beyond, yeoow!


Lake Toya from Mount Shiribetsu, Niseko
Incredible lines there for the taking - The view from Mount Shiribetsu down to Rusutsu, across to Lake Toya and out to Toyoura and the Pacific Ocean beyond.





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